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Histafree 180 Tablet

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Overview

Introduction of Histafree Tablet

Histafree 180 Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called antihistamines. It is used to treat various allergic conditions such as hay fever, conjunctivitis and some skin reactions such as eczema, hives, and reactions to bites and stings. It relieves watery eyes, runny nose, sneezing, and itching.

Histafree 180 Tablet should be taken empty stomach. The dose may vary depending on what you are taking it for. Take it as it has been prescribed by your doctor. You may need this medicine only on days you have symptoms, or you may need to take it every day to prevent symptoms from happening. If you stop taking it earlier than advised, your symptoms may come back.

This medicine is generally very safe. The most common side effects include headache, drowsiness, dizziness, and nausea. These are usually mild and go away after a couple of days as your body adjusts. Consult your doctor if any of the side effects persist or worry you.

Before taking it, you should tell your doctor if you have any problems with your liver or kidneys or with your heart as antihistamines can cause your heart to beat faster. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult with their doctor before taking it. Avoid drinking alcohol as it can cause excessive drowsiness with this medicine. It usually does not impair your ability to drive, but you should not drive if it makes you feel sleepy or dizzy.

Uses of Histafree Tablet

Histafree Tablet side effects

Common
  • Headache
  • Drowsiness
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness

How to use Histafree 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. Histafree 180 Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How Histafree Tablet works

Histafree 180 Tablet is an antihistaminic medication. It treats allergy symptoms such as such as itching, swelling, and rashes by blocking the effects of a chemical messenger (histamine) in the body.

Histafree Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Histafree 180 Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Histafree 180 Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Histafree 180 Tablet is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Because of low milk levels and lack of sleepiness, use of Histafree 180 Tablet would not be expected to cause any adverse effects in breastfed babies.
Driving
SAFE
Histafree 180 Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Histafree 180 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Histafree 180 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
May cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Histafree 180 Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Histafree 180 Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • Histafree 180 Tablet helps with the symptoms of allergies such as itching, redness, and rashes.
  • It is less likely to make you feel sleepy than some other similar medicines.
  • Do not take it with any fruit juices (such as apple, orange, or grapefruit) as they might make the drug less effective.
  • It may cause nausea. Stick to simple meals, and do not eat rich or spicy food.
  • Avoid using antacids within 30 minutes before or after taking this medicine. It can make it harder for your body to absorb this medication.

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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Histafree

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I have allergic cold. What medicine should I take?
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Tab Histafree 120 1 tab OD x 3 days and avoid the triggering factors
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Steam inhalation, Tab Histafree 120 1 OD x 3 days
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FAQs

Q. Does Histafree relieve symptoms of outdoor and indoor allergies?

Yes, Histafree relieves the symptoms of upper respiratory allergies or hay fever which can be caused by outdoor and indoor allergens. It relieves the symptoms of itchy or watery eyes, runny nose, and sneezing, or itching of the nose or throat.

Q. Can I take antacids while taking Histafree?

Antacids containing aluminium and magnesium may decrease the absorption of Histafree and lower its levels, thereby interfering with the working of this medicine. It is recommended that you keep a gap of 2 hours between the two medicines.

Q. How to cope with dizziness caused by Histafree?

If you feel dizzy while taking Histafree, lie down for sometime and then get up slowly. Moving slowly and cautiously can also help cope up with dizziness. Avoid coffee, cigarettes, alcohol, and recreational drugs. If dizziness persists and is troublesome, consult your doctor.

Q. How should I take Histafree?

Histafree should be taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Swallow the tablets whole with water, do not chew or crush it. Usually, it is advised to take the tablet before meal.

Q. Is there any food or drink that I need to avoid while taking Histafree?

Avoid drinking grape juice, orange juice, and apple juice while taking Histafree. These might make you more likely to have side effects.

Q. Can Histafree cause heart problems?

People who are already suffering from a heart disease should be careful while taking Histafree. Inform your doctor about your heart problem, as this medicine may cause fast or irregular heartbeat and palpitations.

Q. How quickly does Histafree work?

Histafree starts working within an hour of taking it. Maximum benefit of this medicine is seen within 6 hours and the effect lasts for 24 hours.

Q. Can Histafree make you sleepy?

Yes, drowsiness is a common side effect of this medicine. However, it does not affect everyone. But in case the drowsiness starts hampering your daily life, consult your doctor who might suggest another anti-allergic medicine which does not cause sleepiness.

Q. Can you overdose on Histafree?

No, never take an overdose of any medicine. Overdose of Histafree may cause dizziness, drowsiness, fatigue and dry mouth. If you accidentally take more than the recommended dose of Histafree, seek emergency medical service in a nearby hospital or contact your doctor immediately.

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