Acrivastine and Pseudoephedrine is a fixed combination of non-sedating antiallergic (acrivastine), and a nasal decongestant (pseudoephedrine) prescribed to relieve symptoms of allergic rhinitis such as sneezing, rhinorrhea, pruritus, lacrimation, and nasal congestion.
Contraindicated in patients with severe high blood pressure, hypersensitivity, who are taking or have taken monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors within 14 days.
PO- Adults- The recommended dose is one capsule (8mg/60mg), every 4 to 6 hours four times a day.
It comes as a capsule to take by mouth, with or without food. Take this with food if stomach upset occurs.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, overactive thyroid, increased eye pressure, kidney disease, stomach or bowel obstruction, peptic ulcer, urinary tract problems, prostate disease, difficulty in urinating, who are taking other medications, any allergy, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• Should not be used in children under 12 years of age and people who have taken a monoamine-oxidase inhibitor antidepressant (MAOI) in the last 14 days.
• It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
• Avoid alcohol consumption.
• It may affect blood sugar levels; monitor blood sugar regularly.
• Central Nervous System :
Drowsiness, headache, dizziness, nervousness, sleeplessness.
• Gastrointestinal : Nausea, dry mouth/nose/throat, weakness, indigestion, inflammation of pharynx.
• Heart - Increased heart rate, increased blood pressure.
• Miscellaneous : Increased cough, difficulty in passing urine and painful menstruation.
Avoid excess dosage.
If you miss a dose of acrivastine/pseudoephedrine, skip the missed dose. Do not take 2 doses at once.
Store at 15° to 25° C in a dry place and protected from light.
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