How it should be taken
It comes as tablet to be taken with food.
Dosage & When it is to be taken
: 12 years of age and over: Oral, 0.5 mg to 1 mg two times a day as needed.
: 1 to 2 mg every eight to twelve hours as needed.
When it is not to be taken (Contraindications)
Contraindicated in patients with glaucoma, prostatic hypertrophy, peptic ulcer, large prostate, pyloric stenosis, hypersensitivity, hyperthyroidism, hypertension, ischaemic heart disease, bronchial asthma and urinary retention.
Why it is prescribed (Indications)
This medication is an antihistaminic agent, which is used to provide relief from symptoms of allergic reactions such as rash, hives, watery eyes, runny nose, cough, itchy eyes and sneezing.
Category B :
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.
Warnings and Precautions
Use of this medication is not recommended for children below 12 years of age.
Caution should be exercised in patients with bone marrow depression, elderly, during pregnancy and breast feeding.
Patients should exercise caution while driving or performing other task requiring alertness because it may cause drowsiness.
Do not administer azatadine subcutaneously because irritation or lesion may occur.
Avoid alcoholic beverages.
Store below 40°C (104°F), preferably between 15 and 30°C (59 and 86°F), in a well-closed container.