Acipax 10Mg Tablet

Banned
Manufacturer: Pfizer Ltd
Medicine composition: Astemizole
Prescription vs OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Acipax 10Mg Tablet, is an antihistamine which prevents sneezing, running nose, itching and watering of the eyes and other allergic symptoms. It treats allergies, hives like urticarial and other inflammatory allergic conditions.

This medication should not be taken in case you are already taking medicines like an antifungal drug, an antibiotic, malaria medicine quinine. There could be drug interactions, causing irregular heart-beats.

One should tell the doctor in case you have asthma or any other lung disease, have low potassium levels in the blood, urinary retention, enlarged prostate, kidney or liver disease or any kind of heart irregularity.

This medication should be taken orally only as directed by the doctor. It is taken on an empty stomach one hour earlier to a meal or two hours after a meal. Never take this medication with grapefruit or its juice.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Internal Medicine Specialist before using this medicine.

The medication can treat the below provided problems:

  • Hypersensitivity

A patient can suffer from the following side effects:

  • Sleepiness

  • Bronchospasm

  • Photosensitivity

  • Pruritus

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    This medication may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    There is no data available. Please consult a doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    There is no data available. Please consult a doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult a doctor before consuming the drug.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Acipax 10Mg Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

This medicine interacts with histamine in order to bind at H1-receptor sites, large blood vessels, and bronchial muscle, thereby, inhibiting the development of flare, oedema, profuse itching as a result of excessive histamine secretion.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Medicine

    This medication interacts with the following medication which includes ketoconazole, fluconazole, macrolides, and macrolide antibiotics.

Ques: What is Acipax 10Mg Tablet?

Ans: This medication is an antihistamine which prevents sneezing, running nose, itching and watering of the eyes and other allergic symptoms.

Ques: How long do I need to use Acipax 10Mg Tablet before I see improvement in my condition?

Ans: This medication is to be taken till the time you see an improvement in your health conditions.

Ques: At what frequency do I need to use Acipax 10Mg Tablet?

Ans: This medication should be taken in the dosage as prescribed by the doctor.

Ques: Should I use Acipax 10Mg Tablet empty stomach, before food or after food?

Ans: This medication is taken on an empty stomach one hour earlier to a meal or two hours after a meal.

Ques: What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Acipax 10Mg Tablet?

Ans: This medication should be kept in a cool dry place and in its original packaging. Make sure this medication remains unreachable to children and pets.
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About Acipax 10Mg Tablet
What are the uses of Acipax 10Mg Tablet
What are the contraindications of Acipax 10Mg Tablet ?
What are the side effects of Acipax 10Mg Tablet ?
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What are the substitutes for Acipax 10Mg Tablet ?
What are the dosage instructions?
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What are the interactions of Acipax 10Mg Tablet ?
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