clemastine-oral tablet, Allerhist-1, Contac 12-Hour Allergy, Dailyhist-1, Tavist, Vistamine (cont.)
PRECAUTIONS: Before using clemastine, consult with your doctor if you have any of the following: asthma, lung disease, ulcers, glaucoma, overactive thyroid, difficulty urinating, enlarged prostate, high blood pressure, history of seizures, heart disease, drug allergies, any other type of allergies. Do not take for several days before allergy testing as test results can be affected. Limit the use of alcohol to prevent excessive drowsiness. Use caution when using machinery or engaging in activities that require alertness. This drug may cause dizziness, especially when arising quickly from a seated or lying position. Change positions slowly. Elderly persons may be more sensitive to the effects of this drug and may require lower doses. Clemastine should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Clemastine is excreted into breast milk and it is recommended you do not breast-feed while taking this drug. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take including: sleeping pills, sedatives, tranquilizers, muscle relaxants, medication for depression or seizures, narcotic pain medication, other medication for colds/allergies/hay fever. Tell your doctor if you have taken any MAO inhibitors (e.g., furazolidone, linezolid, phenelzine, selegiline, tranylcypromine) in the last two weeks. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.
OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly. Symptoms of overdose may include drowsiness, dizziness, dry mouth, flushing, fever, weakness, tremor, muscle twitching, loss of consciousness, and seizures. In children, excitement may occur first followed by loss of coordination, drowsiness, loss of consciousness, and seizures.
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