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Histapin 180mg Tab

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By PINARC LIFE SCIENCES PVT LTD
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Therapeutic classification:

Anti-allergic
therapy

Medical Description

Histapin 180mg Tab contains Fexofenadine as an active ingredient and belongs to a class of medicines called antihistamines (anti-allergic).

Uses of Histapin 180mg Tab

  • Allergic rhinitis, symptoms include watery eyes, runny or blocked nose, itching and sneezing
  • Allergic reactions like itching, swelling and rashes

Contraindications of Histapin 180mg Tab

If you have an allergy to Fexofenadine or any other ingredients of this medicine.

Side effects of Histapin 180mg Tab

  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness or sleepiness

Precautions and Warnings of Histapin 180mg Tab

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Histapin 180mg Tab during pregnancy?
A:
  • Limited information is available about the safety of this medicine in pregnancy
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, think you might be pregnant or are planning a pregnancy
  • This medicine should be used during pregnancy only if needed

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Histapin 180mg Tab while breastfeeding?
A:
Histapin 180mg Tab passes into breast milk. Therefore, it is advised not to take this medicine while breastfeeding unless your doctor has suggested you to do so.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Histapin 180mg Tab?
A:
This medicine does not have any effect on the ability to drive or use machines. However, caution is advised while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as it can cause dizziness and sleepiness.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Histapin 180mg Tab?
A:
Caution is needed as drinking excess alcohol along with this medicine can increase sleepiness.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You are suffering from liver or kidney disease
  • You are suffering from any heart disease as this medicine is known to increase your heart beat
  • You are an elderly person

Mode of Action of Histapin 180mg Tab

How Does It Work?

  • Histamine is a chemical substance produced in the body in case of allergies
  • It causes itching, runny nose, sneezing and watery eyes
  • This medicine blocks the effect of Histamine and controls the allergic symptoms

Directions for Use of Histapin 180mg Tab

Take Histapin 180mg Tab as per your doctor's advice.

Interactions of Histapin 180mg Tab

Interactions with other medicines

  • Antibiotics like Erythromycin
  • Fungal infection medicines like Ketoconazole
  • Acidity medicines should be taken two hours before this medicine and not along with it

Interactions with food items

  • No information is available on interactions of this medicine when taken with food
  • Consult your doctor or pharmacist for further information

Storage and disposal of Histapin 180mg Tab

  • This medicine does not require any particular temperature storage condition
  • Store the medicines in the original packing

Dosage of Histapin 180mg Tab

Overdose

  • Symptoms of overdose can lead to dizziness, drowsiness, fatigue and dry mouth
  • If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital

Missed a Dose

  • If you missed any dose of medicine, take it as soon as you remember
  • If it's time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule
  • Do not take a double dose of medicine to compensate for the missed one

Content Details

WRITTEN BY
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Dr. Rukman Mecca

MBBS, MD (Community Medicine)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What should I discuss with my healthcare expert before taking this medicine?

  • You should not use Histapin 180mg Tab if you are allergic to it
  • Ask your doctor if it is safe for you to take this medicine if you have any specific medical condition
  • Also mention all the prescription and non-prescription drugs, herbal preparations and nutritional supplements that you may be taking to your doctor before starting this medication

Q: How long does it take for this medicine to start acting, and how long does its effect last?

A: The effect of this medication starts within one hour of taking the medicine and lasts for at least 24 hours.
Last Updated on: 29 Jan 2020 | 04:38 PM (IST)

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