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Astemizole - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

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Information about Astemizole

Generic Name : Astemizole
Pronunciation : a stem' mi zole
Latest prescription information about Astemizole. 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.
ICD Code : Y43.0 | Therapeutic Classification : Antihistamines
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Trade Names/Brand Names of Astemizole

India : 

International : 

Hismanal
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Overview of Astemizole

Note: This brand is not available in US market.

Why is Astemizole Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an antihistamine, prescribed for allergic rhinitis and chronic idiopathic urticaria. 

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When should Astemizole not be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with bruising.

What is the dosage of Astemizole?

Adult: PO- The recommended dose is 10 mg once daily.

How should Astemizole be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, on an empty stomach.

What are the warnings and precautions for Astemizole?

• Avoid excess dosage; otherwise it may cause severe heart problem.

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of prostate enlargement, urinary retention, increased eye pressure, intestinal obstruction, liver diseases, epilepsy, children, elderly, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

What are the side effects of Astemizole?

   Severe Effects : Abnormal heart rhythm.
   Most Common : Palpitations, low blood pressure and dizziness.
   Central Nervous System : Drowsiness, headache, fatigue, increased appetite and weight and nervousness.
   Gastrointestinal System : Nausea, diarrhea and abdominal pain.
   Eye and ENT : Dry mouth, inflammation of pharynx and eye.
   Other : Joint pain.

What are the other precautions for Astemizole?

It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

What are the storage conditions for Astemizole?

Store it at room temperature (15- 30C).


Schedule : H
Prescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.



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Does anyone know, where i can get this "Astemizole" medicine in India?

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