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What is Azatadine used for?

Azatadine is used to treat symptoms of the common cold, including runny nose, sneezing, cough and itchy/watery eyes. This medicine is also used to provide relief from symptoms of allergic conditions such as rash, hives and itching.

Azatadine belongs to a class of medications known as antihistamines. Azatadine works by blocking the effects of a certain natural substance (histamine) in the body.

Azatadine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

What is the recommended dosage of Azatadine?

The dosage of Azatadine prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

Take Azatadine with a full glass of water. Azatadine can be taken with or without food.

What if you miss a dose of Azatadine?

If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Azatadine medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses to catch up for the missed dose.

What if you overdose on Azatadine?

Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Azatadine, seek medical attention immediately. Overdose symptoms of Azatadine may include fever, shaking, large pupils, flushing, dry mouth, hallucinations, seizures and weakness.

What other drugs could interact with Azatadine?

It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Azatadine.

Azatadine can interact with the following types of medicines: MAO inhibitors, antidepressants, sleep or anxiety medications, muscle relaxants, antipsychotics, antiseizure drugs, opioid pain medications and other antihistamines.

Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications (over-the-counter products) and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, which may increase the effect of Azatadine, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

What are the side effects of Azatadine?

Like other medicines, Azatadine can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Azatadine are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

It is pertinent to note that side effects of Azatadine cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Azatadine develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

Azatadine can cause side effects such as dizziness, headache, dry mouth, thickened bronchial secretions, trouble urinating, ringing in the ear, epigastric distress and confusion. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Azatadine.

What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Azatadine?

Is it possible for me to take Azatadine with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Azatadine?
What are the possible drug interactions of Azatadine?
How will Azatadine work in my body?
How should Azatadine be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Azatadine drug interactions and side effects?

Note

Before taking Azatadine, inform your doctor if you have glaucoma, hypertension, hyperthyroidism, liver disease, urination problems, stomach problems, heart problems and breathing problems.

Azatadine may increase drowsiness or dizziness, so limit the use of alcohol. Exercise caution while driving or operating machinery. Azatadine is not recommended while you are breast-feeding your baby.

The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Azatadine is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.

 

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