This medication is an antihistamine agent, prescribed for respiratory allergies, common cold, itching, hives (urticaria) and other allergic reactions. The medication works by inhibiting the effect of histamines in the body and thereby reducing the symptoms caused due to allergic reactions.
It should not be administered in newborns, patients with increased eye pressure, peptic ulcer, asthma, respiratory diseases, urinary problem, MAOI therapy; hypersensitivity.
PO: The recommended dose is 1 or 2 tablets (12mg) every 12-hour.
It is available in various forms like tablet, capsule and liquid to take by mouth, with or without food. It also comes in combination with other cough and cold medications.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, or other breathing problems, hypertension, increased eye pressure, ulcers, prostate enlargement, heart disease, high blood pressure, epilepsy, or an overactive thyroid gland, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
• Most Common:
Drowsiness, confusion, dizziness, dryness of mouth, nose, and throat, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, headache and chest congestion.
• Serious: Vision problems and difficulty in urinating.
Avoid alcohol consumption while taking this medication.
Store it at room temperature, and in an airtight container.
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