GENERIC NAME: TERFENADINE - ORAL (ter-FEN-uh-deen)
BRAND NAME(S): Seldane
USES: Terfenadine is an antihistamine which provides relief from symptoms of allergies such as rash, hives, watery eyes, runny runny nose, itching eyes and sneezing. This drug has been withdrawn from the U.S. market due to safety or effectiveness problems.
HOW TO USE: Terfenadine may be taken with food or milk to prevent stomach upset.
SIDE EFFECTS: This medication may cause headache and mild stomach upset. These effects should subside as your body adjusts to the medication. Inform your doctor should they persist. Unlikely, but notify your doctor immediately if you develop: stomach pain, light-colored stools, yellowing eyes or skin. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these highly unlikely but very serious side effects occur: dizziness, fainting, irregular heartbeat. Terfenadine does not usually cause drowsiness when used at recommended doses and under normal circumstances. However, be sure of the drug's effects before engaging in activities that require alertness. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
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