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Acrivastine - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Last Updated on Oct 19, 2017
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Information about Acrivastine

Generic Name : Acrivastine
Pronunciation : AK- ri –vas- teen
Latest prescription information about Acrivastine. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
Therapeutic Classification : Antihistamines
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Trade Names/Brand Names of Acrivastine

India : 

International : 

Semprex
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Overview of Acrivastine

• Acrivastine is a second generation antihistamine works by blocking histamine H1 receptors and thereby reduces allergies.

Why is Acrivastine Prescribed? (Indications)

Acrivastine is an antiallergic drug used to treat hay fever causing sneezing and watery eyes, itchy red eye due to allergic conjunctivitis, hives, and eczema.

It is also used to treat allergies caused by food and insect bites or stings.  

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When should Acrivastine not be taken? (Contraindications)

• Acrivastine is contraindicated in patients with severe hypertension or severe coronary artery disease, hypersentivity to acrivastine, or other alkylamine antihistamines, hypersensitivity to pseudoephedrine or other sympathomimetic amines and in patients taking monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors.

What is the dosage of Acrivastine?

• The recommended dose of acrivastine is 1 capsule of 8 mg for three times a day.
• The capsule can be taken either with or without food.

How should Acrivastine be taken?

1 capsule of acrivastine should be taken for every 4 to 6 hr up to four times a day.

What are the warnings and precautions for Acrivastine?

Acrivastine should not be used in:

• Patients who are allergic to acrivastine or antihistamines like triprolidine
• Kidney disease patients
• Children under 12 years old
• Acrivastine is sedating in some patients

What are the side effects of Acrivastine?

• Palpitations and tachycardia
• Headache and dizziness
• Pharyngitis and increased cough
• Nausea
• Menstrual cramps

What are the other precautions for Acrivastine?

• Avoid excess dose.

What are the Drug Interactions of Acrivastine?

Acrivastine interacts with:

• Sedatives or tranquillizers
• MAO inhibitors
• Ketoconazole
• Erythromycin

What are the storage conditions for Acrivastine?

• Acrivastine should be stored at room temperature which should be from light and moisture.

Last Updated : Jul 2018



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