Generic Name : Trimeprazine Pronunciation : trye- mep' -ra- zeen Therapeutic Classification : Antihistamines ICD Code : Y43.0
International- Vellergan, Temaril. Other Name : Alimemazine. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is an antihistamine, prescribed for allergic reactions such as pruritus, urticaria etc. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
PO- Pruritus; Urticaria: The recommended dose is 10 mg 2-3 times/day. Refractory: Up to 100 mg/day. How it should be taken :
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food. Warnings and Precautions :
* It may cause drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of increased eye pressure, urinary retention, enlarged prostate, epilepsy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Side Effects :
CNS depression including slight drowsiness to deep sleep, lassitude, dizziness, incoordination and headache.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store it at room temperature.
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