Mizolastine

Description

Mizolastine is an effective anti-allergic medicine used to relieve the symptoms caused by allergic reactions such as seasonal allergic rhinoconjunctivitis (hay fever), perennial allergic rhinoconjunctivitis, urticaria (hives), and other allergic reactions causing irritation of the nose and eyes. The symptoms may include sneezing, runny nose, itchy eyes, skin rashes, redness of the eyes, etc.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Mizolastine

  • Dry mouth
  • Headache
  • Dizziness and Drowsiness
  • Lack of energy
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Indigestion
  • Weight gain
  • Joint and muscle pain
  • Fainting

Uses of Mizolastine

What is it prescribed for?

  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Urticaria
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The effect of this medicine can be observed within an hour of administration of the dose.
  • Duration of effect
    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 24 hours.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe an alternative medicine based on your clinical condition.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe an alternative medicine based on your clinical condition.

Allergy

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

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe an alternative medicine based on your clinical condition.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe an alternative medicine based on your clinical condition.
General warnings

Driving or operating machinery

This medicine is a non-drowsy antihistamine; however, use of this medicine may still cause dizziness and drowsiness 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.

QT prolongation

This medicine should be used with caution in patients susceptible to QT prolongation due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of the clinical condition, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases.

Use in children

This medicine is not recommended for use in children less than 12 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

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

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Erythromycin

Ketoconazole

Disease interactions

Liver Disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a history of liver diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function tests, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Renal Disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a history of kidney diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of kidney function tests, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Follow all the usage instructions mentioned on the label or package insert and take this medicine exactly as directed. Do not take it in larger or smaller quantities than prescribed. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Ensure that the course of treatment is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

To be taken with food

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by reducing the concentration of certain chemical substances in the body (histamines) which are responsible for causing allergic reactions.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Approved

Classification

Category

Antihistamines, Anti-allergic agent

Schedule

Schedule H

Mizollen 10 mg modified-release tablets - Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) - (eMC) [Internet]. Medicines.org.uk. 2018 [cited 14 September 2018]. Available from:

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/363/pil

[Internet]. M.patient.media. 2018 [cited 14 September 2018]. Available from: ia/pdf/1082.pdf

http://m.patient.med

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

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB12523

Mizollen 10 mg modified-release tablets - Summary of Product Characteristics (SmPC) - (eMC) [Internet]. Medicines.org.uk. 2018 [cited 14 September 2018]. Available from:

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/363/smpc

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Information on this page was last updated on 4 Jun 2019

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