Azatadine

Description

Azatadine is used to treat symptoms such as a runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing, skin itching, hives, etc. associated with allergic conditions such as rhinitis (hay fever) and urticaria.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Azatadine

  • Dizziness and Drowsiness
  • Dry mouth
  • Constipation
  • Nausea
  • Increased heartbeat
  • Blurred vision
  • Dry eyes
  • Difficulty in passing urine
  • Decrease in blood cell count
  • Severe skin rash and hives

Uses of Azatadine

What is it prescribed for?

  • Seasonal allergic rhinitis
  • Urticaria
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The effect of this medicine can be observed within 1 to 3 hours of administration of the dose.
  • Duration of effect
    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 12 to 14 hours.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of adverse effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, difficulty in concentrating, etc. It is advised that you do not perform any activities such as driving vehicles or operating heavy machinery if you consume alcohol during treatment with this medicine.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue breastfeeding for a specific period of time during treatment with this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to azatadine or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.

Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAO)

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients receiving therapy with monoamine oxidase inhibitors due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue breastfeeding for a specific period of time during treatment with this medicine.
General warnings

Impaired liver function

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with an impaired liver function due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the patient's clinical condition.

Impaired kidney function

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with an impaired kidney function due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the patient's clinical condition.

Use in children

This medicine should be used with caution in children and only under the supervision of a healthcare professional. It is not recommended for use in patients less than 6 years of age.

Use in elderly

This medicine should be used with caution in the elderly patients since the risk of adverse effects is significantly high. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the patient's clinical condition.

Driving or operating machinery

Use of this medicine may cause symptoms such as dizziness, drowsiness, difficulty concentrating, sleepiness, etc. in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any of these symptoms during treatment with this medicine.

Anticholinergic Effects

This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from conditions such as gastrointestinal obstruction, angle-closure glaucoma, untreated intraocular hypertension, urinary retention or obstruction, etc. since it may worsen the patient's condition. It is advised that you report to the doctor all your medical conditions before beginning treatment with this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next scheduled dose, then the missed dose can be skipped. Do not use extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

N/A

Instructions

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of adverse effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, difficulty in concentrating, etc. It is advised that you do not perform any activities such as driving vehicles or operating heavy machinery if you consume alcohol during treatment with this medicine.
Interaction with Medicine

Amitriptyline

Valporic Acid

Potassium Chloride

Alprazolam

Amantadine

Cetirizine

Carbamazepine

Diphenhydramine

Dextromethorphan

Diazepam

Disease interactions

Cardiovascular disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a history of cardiovascular diseases such as arrhythmia, hypertension, etc. due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of heart function and vital signs, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the patient's clinical condition.

Renal and/or Liver diseases

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a history of kidney and/or liver diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of clinical condition, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the patient's condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine exactly as prescribed by the doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller quantities than recommended. Contact your doctor if the symptoms do not improve or get worse after taking this medicine. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by reducing the effect of a chemical called histamine in the body. Histamine is responsible for causing allergic reactions.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Antihistamines

Schedule

Schedule H

[Internet]. Auburn.edu. 2018 [cited 14 September 2018]. Available from:

http://www.auburn.edu/~deruija/hist_antihis.pdf

Azatadine [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2018 [cited 14 September 2018]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/azatadine

Azatadine - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2018 [cited 14 September 2018]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00719

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Information on this page was last updated on 17 Sep 2018

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