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Drug information on Taregyl (Clemastine) from Novartis (India) Ltd.


Novartis (India) Ltd.
Generic : Clemastine
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Drug Name : Clemastine

Clemastine(Allerhist-1 and Tavist-1) generic Taregyl is an antihistamine and anticholinergic agent, prescribed for allergic rhinitis. It is also used for uricaria and angioedema. Taregyl inhibits the effect of histamines in the body.
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Allerhist-1 and Tavist-1
Dhanalakshmi Chinnuswamy
Further Checked by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017

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Medical Condition(s) for which Taregyl may be prescribed

Side effects of Taregyl

   Central Nervous System : Drowsiness, CNS depression, dizziness and sedation.

   Gastrointestinal : Diarrhea, constipation, nausea and vomiting.

   Heart : Low blood pressure, headache, palpitations and fast heart rate.

   Genitourinary : Urinary frequency, difficult urination, urinary retention and early menses.

   Miscellaneous : Blurred vision, thickened respiratory secretions and ringing in the ear.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Adult: PO- Allergic conditions- 1 mg twice daily, up to 6 g/day.
IV- Prophylaxis of acute allergic conditions- 2 mg/day.
IV/IM- Acute allergic reactions- 4 mg/day.

How to use Taregyl?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

When is Taregyl not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with increased eye pressure, breastfeeding women, newborns and hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for Taregyl

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of asthma or other respiratory problems, increased eye pressure, ulcer, difficulty in urinating, blockage of the stomach, intestine, or urinary tract, heart disease, high blood pressure, seizures, overactive thyroid, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

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

• Avoid alcohol consumption.

Other Precautions for Taregyl

Avoid maximum sun exposure.
Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Taregyl

Store it at room temperature, away from direct sunlight. Keep away from children.

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