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What does Azatadine treat?
Azatadine is an antihistamine that is prescribed to treat sneezing, runny nose and itching, watery eyes which are symptoms of the common cold. Besides this, it also treats symptoms of allergies such as hives, rashes and itching. Your physician may use this to treat other ailments based on their discretion.
Follow the Azatadine dosage prescribed by your physician. The dosage could vary based on individual patient requirements. Always follow your physician’s instructions or go by the directions on the prescription drug label. Make sure you have it with a whole glass of water. You can take it with or without food. Avoid alcohol while taking this as it can increase drowsiness.
Missed a dose?
Take it immediately once you remember. In case, this time falls close to the next dosage, skip it and get back to the prescribed schedule. Never take a double dose unless your physician specifically directs you to do so.
Don’t waste any time and seek immediate medical attention. Overdose symptoms of Azatadine may include flushing, dry mouth, hallucinations, seizures fever, shaking, large pupils and weakness.
Drug interactions must be considered before starting to take any kind of drug. Drug interactions might happen either when Azatadine is taken along with another drug or with certain foods. To prevent any kind of negative interaction, make sure you inform your doctor of any drugs you are taking including non-prescription medication, OTCs, health supplements like vitamins, minerals, herbal medicine, drinks with caffeine and alcohol, illegal drugs, smoking habits and so on which may increase the effect of Azatadine.
It may interact with:
It may also interact with MAO inhibitors, antiseizure drugs, opioid pain medications sleep or anxiety medications, muscle relaxants, antidepressants, antipsychotics and other antihistamines. This is not an exhaustive list though.
Appraise your doctor of any medical conditions that you are suffering from and your family history of medical ailments. It’s important that you do not stop or start taking any medicine without the consent of your physician.
Possible Side Effects
Azatadine might have some side effects but it’s not possible to anticipate them. It does not have any major side effects and the minor ones that may occur are temporary. In rare cases, there might be major side effects and immediate medical attention must be sought.
Some of the side effects could be dizziness, ringing in the ear, headache, trouble urinating, dry mouth, thickened bronchial secretions, epigastric distress and confusion. This is not the complete list though.
In case, there is a change in intensity of side effects or if any new side effects develop, make sure you consult your doctor.
What to ask your doctor before you start on Azatadine
- Can I take Azatadine along with other drugs?
- Are there certain foods, beverages and products to be avoided while on Azatadine?
- What is the dosage of Azatadine to be consumed?
- How should I use Azatadine?
- How will Azatadine work on my body?
- How can the drug interactions and side effects of Azatadine be minimized or completely avoided?
The health and medical information that we have provided are meant to supplement and not substitute the advice of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professionals. This does not suggest that usage of Azatadine is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always ensure that you take this or any other drug only after consulting your physician.