Trade Names/Brand Names :
- Vellergan, Temaril.
Other Name :
Why it is prescribed :
This medication is an antihistamine, prescribed for allergic reactions such as pruritus, urticaria etc.
When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Category C :
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.
Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications):
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.
Other Precautions :
Avoid excess dosage.
Storage Conditions :
Store it at room temperature.