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Hista 12 Tablet

Prescription Required
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Hista 12 Tablet is an antiallergic medication used in the treatment of various allergic conditions. It provides relief from runny nose, sneezing, itching and watery eyes.

Hista 12 Tablet should be taken with or without food, but take it at the same time every day to get the most benefit.  It should be taken as your doctor's advice. The dose and how often you take it depends on what you are taking it for. Your doctor will decide how much you need to improve your symptoms. You should take this medicine for as long as it is prescribed for you. In case, you have missed any doses than it is better to take the next dose as soon as you remember it. However, you should never take a double dose.

Sleepiness or drowsiness is the most common side effect of this medicine. Avoid driving or attention-seeking activity. If these bother you or appear serious, let your doctor know. There may be ways of reducing or preventing them. In some cases, it may cause dryness of mouth, so it is advised to drink more water, always carry sugar candy or maintain oral hygiene.

Before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have glaucoma or have any gastro related issues or have asthma. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, or breastfeeding. Your doctor should also know about all other medicines you are taking as many of these may make this medicine less effective or change the way it works. Generally, it is advised to avoid alcohol while on treatment.

Uses of Hista 12 Tablet

Side effects of Hista 12 Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Hista 12

  • Dryness in mouth
  • Sleepiness
  • Drowsiness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea

How to use Hista 12 Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Hista 12 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Hista 12 Tablet works

Hista 12 Tablet is an antiallergic medication. When your body is exposed to an allergen (pollen, animal dander, house dust etc.), it produces a chemical called histamine. This causes watery eyes, runny or blocked nose, sneezing, skin rashes, itching etc. Hista 12 Tablet works by blocking the action of histamine, thereby relieving these symptoms.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Hista 12 Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Hista 12 Tablet is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Hista 12 Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Larger doses or prolonged use of Hista 12 Tablet may cause sleepiness and other effects in the baby
Driving
UNSAFE
Hista 12 Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Hista 12 Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Hista 12 Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Hista 12 Tablet may cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Hista 12 Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Hista 12 Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Hista 12 Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

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Quick Tips

  • Avoid driving or operating dangerous machinery as it may decrease alertness.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Hista 12 Tablet, as it may cause excessive sleepiness or drowsiness.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Synthetic Alkylamine Derivative
Habit Forming
No

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Hista 12 with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Zuvair
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Eurolam, Alwel, Tenzo
MODERATE
Brand(s): Histiwel, Histanil, Behop
MODERATE
Brand(s): Equblam
MODERATE

Patient Concerns

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Dry cough and conjection pronlem from last 12 days
Dr. Shubhra Chandan Pradhan
ENT
It can be allergic or infection. Consult a nearby ENT specialist
i have7 weeks pregnancy i am feeling cough and cold from last 15 days doctor advise me to take HISTA 3G medicine , shall i take it or not
Dr. Suman Rao
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Do steam inhalation. No need to take any med if there is no fever or the cough is not productive
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FAQs

Q. Does chlorpheniramine or chlorpheniramine maleate cause increase in blood pressure/ drowsy/non drowsy/sedating/get you high/keep you awake/sleepiness/make you tired/weight gain?

Chlorpheniramine causing these side effects is common or rare. Always consult your doctor, if you experience any of these side effects

Q. Is chlorpheniramine like Benadryl?

No, chlorpheniramine is different from Benadryl

Q. Is chlorpheniramine prescription?

Yes, it is available with doctor’s prescription only

Q. Can I take chlorpheniramine or chlorpheniramine maleate with Panadol/ cetirizine /Zyrtec/ Allegra/ warfarin/ diphenhydramine/ ibuprofen/Claritin/guaifenesin/Benadryl?

Yes, but taking other medicines may alter the effects of chlorpheniramine. Always consult your doctor for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required

Q. Does chlorpheniramine contain aspirin?

No, it does not contain aspirin in it. Chlorpheniramine is a different drug than aspirin.

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References

  1. Chlorphenamine Maleate [Package Leaflet]. Gronau, Germany: Haupt Pharma Wülfing GmbH; 2017. [Accessed 30 Jan. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Drugs.com. Chlorpheniramine. [Accessed 30 Jan. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Drugs.com. Drug Interactions between AccuHist Drops and ethanol. [Accessed 30 Jan. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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Kaptab Pharmaceuticals 4/8 BIDC Gorwa, Vadodara, Gujarat 390 016, India
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