Acrivastine is a second generation antihistamine works by blocking histamine H1 receptors and thereby reduces allergies.
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.
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.
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.
1 capsule of acrivastine should be taken for every 4 to 6 hr up to four times a day.
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
Avoid excess dose.
Acrivastine should be stored at room temperature which should be from light and moisture.
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