Terfenadine

 

 

General English name: Terfenadine

Brand: Seldane

Application: Allergy - Alfalfa fever

 

 

Dosage forms of terfenadine

Terfenadine Medication Information

The correct amount and method of taking the drug terfenadine

Contraindications to terfenadine

Terfenadine use during pregnancy and lactation

Terfenadine drug interaction

Terfenadine Warning

Side effects of terfenadine

Side effects of Terfenadine overdose (terfenadine poisoning)

Storage conditions of Terfenadine

 

 

 

 

Dosage forms of terfenadine

Tablet

 

Terfenadine Medication Information

Terfenadine belongs to a group of medicines called antihistamines. It is usually recommended to relieve the symptoms of allergies, hay fever and other inflammatory conditions such as itching, redness, runny nose.

Exposure to plant pollen, dust and insect bites can cause allergies and hay fever. Common allergic symptoms include skin rash, runny nose, itchy and stuffy nose, sneezing, and teary eyes due to the immune system's reaction (histamine secretion) to allergens. Terfenadine inhibits the effects of histamine and reduces allergy symptoms.

 

The correct amount and method of taking the drug terfenadine

Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with this medicine. This brochure will help you to get information about the drug and its possible side effects.

The dose and amount of Terfenadine varies from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised.

Swallow Terfenadine tablets at certain times of the day with some water.

If you forget to take your daily dose at the right time but soon forget, take the medicine; But if you remember when the next dose is near the hour, do not take the missed dose. You should not take two doses of the medicine together because of the missed dose.

 

Contraindications to terfenadine

Note the expiration date of the terfenadine drug and do not take it if the expired drug is out of date.

Never give Terfenadine to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.

Check for drug interactions with terfenadine, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.

 

Terfenadine use during pregnancy and lactation

During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily without consulting your doctor.

The effect of Terfenadine on driving

Terfenadine may cause drowsiness and dizziness. Avoid driving or operating machinery as long as you have these symptoms.

 

 Terfenadine drug interaction

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

Never take terfenadine with these medicines, as they may cause serious drug interactions: the antifungal drugs ketoconazole or itraconazole, erythromycin, clarithromycin, azithromycin or cimetidine.

Specific drugs that may affect the function of terfenadine include tricyclic antidepressants (such as doxepin), amitriptyline, cardiac drugs (such as propranolol), caffeine, amphetamines, anticoagulants or diet pills, and monoamine inhibitors. Oxidase (MAOI) (such as isocarboxazid, phenelzine and tranylcypromine).

 

Terfenadine Warning

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking terfenadine:

  • If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, or if you are breast-feeding.
  • If you have any liver or kidney problems.
  • If you have a heart problem or heart rate.
  • If you have difficulty urinating or an enlarged prostate.
  • If you have a lung problem or asthma.
  • If your blood potassium level is low.
  • If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
  • If you have a history of an allergic reaction to another medicine.

 

Side effects of terfenadine

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away shortly after taking this medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the doctor should be informed:

Allergic symptoms such as shortness of breath, swelling of the lips, tongue or face

Irregular heartbeat

Convulsions

Drowsiness or dizziness, headache, anger, nausea, diarrhea, abdominal discomfort, dry mouth, dry and itchy skin: Tell your doctor if any of these things bother you.

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel may be due to the use of Terfenadine.

 

Side effects of Terfenadine overdose (terfenadine poisoning)

Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.

If you feel that someone has been poisoned and you have symptoms such as shortness of breath, fainting and weakness (fainting), call the emergency room immediately.

 

Storage conditions of Terfenadine

Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.

Keep the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight

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