Trimeprazine - Drug InformationGeneric Name : Trimeprazine | Pronunciation : trye- mep' -ra- zeen
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):
Pregnancy Category :
Category C :Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
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.