clemastine-oral tablet, Allerhist-1, Contac 12-Hour Allergy, Dailyhist-1, Tavist, Vistamine
GENERIC NAME: CLEMASTINE - ORAL TABLET (KLEM-ast-een)
BRAND NAME(S): Allerhist-1, Contac 12-Hour Allergy, Dailyhist-1, Tavist, Vistamine
USES: This medication is an antihistamine that provides relief from symptoms of allergies such as watery eyes, runny nose, itching and sneezing.
HOW TO USE: Follow the manufacturer's directions carefully. Do no take it more often than recommended. Swallow the tablets whole. Do not crush or chew them. This medication may be taken with food to help prevent stomach upset.
SIDE EFFECTS: This medication may cause drowsiness, dizziness, headache, loss of appetite, stomach upset, vision changes, irritability, dry mouth and dry nose. These effects should disappear as your body adjusts to the medication. If these effects persist or worsen, inform your doctor. To relieve dry mouth, suck on (sugarless) hard candy or ice chips, chew (sugarless) gum, drink water or use saliva substitute. Notify your doctor if you develop any of the following effects while taking this medication: trouble breathing, heart pounding, irregular heartbeat, ringing in the ears, difficulty urinating. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
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