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Azatadine Maleate - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on Sep 23, 2013
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Information about Azatadine Maleate

Generic Name : Azatadine Maleate
Pronunciation : ay-za-SYE-ti-deen maleate
Latest prescription information about Azatadine Maleate. 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.
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Trade Names/Brand Names of Azatadine Maleate

India : 

International : 

Azatadine, Optimine
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Why is Azatadine Maleate 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. 

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When should Azatadine Maleate not 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.

What is the dosage of Azatadine Maleate?

Children: 12 years of age and over: Oral, 0.5 mg to 1 mg two times a day as needed.
Adult: 1 to 2 mg every eight to twelve hours as needed.

How should Azatadine Maleate be taken?

It comes as tablet to be taken with food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Azatadine Maleate?

• 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.

What are the side effects of Azatadine Maleate?

Increase in the thickness of lung secretions, drowsiness, abnormal heart rate, blurred vision, dizziness, dry mouth, urinary retention, confusion, vertigo, headache, nausea, constipation, painful urination, mood changes.

What are the other precautions for Azatadine Maleate?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Azatadine Maleate?

Store below 40C (104F), preferably between 15 and 30C (59 and 86F), in a well-closed container.




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