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Histakem 120 mg Tablet

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Composition for Histakem 120 mg Tablet

Prescription Required

Primary uses of Histakem 120 mg Tablet

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₹9.9/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Histakem Tablet

Uses of Histakem Tablet

Histakem 120 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of allergy symptoms. It is used to relieve the symptoms that occur with seasonal allergic rhinitis such as sneezing, itchy, runny or blocked nose and itchy, red and watery eyes.

Histakem Tablet side effects

Common

Side Effects of Histakem are Headache, Drowsiness, Nausea, Dizziness.

How to use Histakem 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. Histakem 120 mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How Histakem Tablet works

Histakem 120 mg 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.

In Depth Information on Histakem Tablet

Expert advice for Histakem Tablet

  • Histakem 120 mg 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.
  • It works best when taken regularly, even before symptoms appear.
  • 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 don't 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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Histakem Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Histakem Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Histakem 120 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Histakem 120 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE
Histakem 120 mg Tablet is safe to use during lactation. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
Because of low milk levels and lack of sleepiness, use of Histakem 120 mg Tablet would not be expected to cause any adverse effects in breastfed babies.
Driving
SAFE
Histakem 120 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Histakem 120 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Histakem 120 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
May cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
Liver
Histakem 120 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Histakem 120 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Histakem Tablet

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Q. Can I take Histakem for an allergic reaction?
Histakem is an antihistaminic drug. Histakem is used to treat the symptoms of hay fever (seasonal allergic rhinitis) such as sneezing, itchy and runny nose and red, itchy and watery eyes and Histakem 180mg is used for long term allergic skin reactions (chronic idiopathic urticaria) such as itching, swelling, and rashes. Please consult your doctor before taking Histakem for any allergic reaction.
Q. Is Histakem a stimulant?
Histakem is not a stimulant. It belongs to a group of medicines known as antihistamines.
Q. Is Histakem better than cetirizine?
Both cetirizine and Histakem are antihistamines. Both medications work well for the treatment of seasonal hay fever and urticaria, but their effect may vary upon individual response. Cetirizine has shown to produce greater relief of seasonal allergic rhinitis symptoms than Histakem at 12 hours postdose. Always consult your doctor regarding its use.
Q. Can I take Histakem for hives (urticaria)?
Urticaria, commonly known as hives can be acute or chronic. Histakem 180mg is used to relieve symptoms like itching, swelling, and rashes that occur with long term allergic skin reactions (chronic idiopathic urticaria). Talk to your doctor for the treatment of hives.
Q. Can I take Histakem for itchy skin?
Histakem is used to relieve symptoms like itching, swelling, and rashes that occur with long term allergic skin reactions (chronic idiopathic urticaria). If you are suffering from itchy skin, please consult your doctor before taking any medicines as it requires proper diagnosis and treatment.
Q. Can I take Histakem for food allergy?
It is not recommended to use Histakem for food allergy.
Q. Can I take Histakem for a rash?
Histakem is used to relieve itching, swelling, and rashes that occur with long term allergic skin reactions (chronic idiopathic urticaria). If you are suffering from itchy skin, please consult your doctor before taking any medicines as it requires proper diagnosis and treatment.
Q. Can I take Histakem for wasp sting?
It is not recommended to use Histakem for the wasp sting.
Q. Can I take Histakem for a bee sting?
It is not recommended to use Histakem for bee sting.
Q. Can I take Histakem for mosquito bites?
It is not recommended to use Histakem for mosquito bites.
Q. Does Histakem keep you awake?
Histakem can cause sleepiness as a side effect. However, Histakem can also cause difficulty in sleeping (insomnia) and sleeping problems in some people. The effect of Histakem on sleep is variable.
Q. Does Histakem cause weight gain?
Histakem is not reported to cause weight gain. Please consult your doctor if you experience weight gain after taking Histakem.
Q. Does Histakem stop itching?
Histakem can help to stop itching associated with hay fever (seasonal allergic rhinitis) and long term allergic skin reactions (chronic idiopathic urticaria). Please consult your doctor before taking any medicine for itching as it may require a proper diagnosis of the underlying disease and treatment.
Q. Does Histakem expire?
Yes, Histakem does expire. All the medicines come with an expiry date mentioned on the pack. You must check the expiry date before using any medicine.
Q. Does Histakem cause dementia?
Histakem is not known to cause dementia. Please consult your doctor if you have any signs and symptoms of dementia as it would require proper diagnosis and management.
Q. Does Histakem raise blood sugar?
Histakem is not known to raise blood sugar. Please consult your doctor if you have increased blood sugar after taking Histakem.
Q. Does Histakem effect blood pressure?
Histakem is not known to effect blood pressure. Please consult your doctor if you experience blood pressure changes after taking Histakem.
Q. Does Histakem cause insomnia?
Histakem can cause difficulty in sleeping (insomnia) as a side effect. However, Histakem can also cause sleepiness in some people. The effect of Histakem on sleep is variable. Talk to your doctor in case you experience sleep problems while taking Histakem.
Q. Does Histakem contain codeine?
Histakem does not contain codeine. However, always check the label of a drug for the complete list of all ingredients in a medicine.
Q. Does Histakem effect the contraceptive pill (birth control pill)?
Histakem hydrochloride has not shown to effect the contraceptive pill. However, please consult your doctor before taking Histakem if you are already taking contraceptive pills.
Q. Is Histakem a steroid?
Histakem is not a steroid. Histakem belongs to a group of medicines known as antihistamines.
Q. Is Histakem better than cetirizine?
Histakem and cetirizine belong to the same class of medicines known as antihistamines with similar action. However, Histakem is non-sedative while cetirizine does cause some sedation. Also, their effect may vary upon individual response. Always follow doctor's advice regarding its use.
Q. Is Histakem safe?
Histakem is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Does Histakem make you feel drowsy?
Drowsiness is a common side effect of Histakem. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive drowsiness after taking Histakem.
Q. Is Histakem over the counter?
Histakem is not an over the counter (OTC) product. It is a prescription medicine.
Q. Is Histakem a decongestant?
Histakem is not a decongestant. Histakem belongs to a group of medicines known as antihistamines and is used to relieve symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis and allergic skin reactions (chronic idiopathic urticaria). Decongestants are medicines that relieve congestion by reducing swelling, inflammation and mucus formation in the nose making it easier for a person to breathe. Their main action is activation of alpha-adrenergic receptors which vasoconstricts (narrows) blood vessels. Examples of decongestants are pseudoephedrine and phenylephrine.
Q. Is Histakem anticholinergic?
Histakem is not an anticholinergic. Histakem belongs to a group of medicines known as antihistamines.
Q. Is Histakem a stimulant?
Histakem is not a stimulant. Histakem belongs to a group of medcines known as antihistamines and is used to relieve symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis and allergic skin reactions (chronic idiopathic urticaria).
Q. Can I take Histakem with cetirizine?
Histakem and cetirizine both belong to the same group of medicines known as antihistamines with similar action. Although there are no reported drug interactions, please consult your doctor before taking these two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Histakem with loratadine?
Loratadine will increase the level or effect of Histakem by decreasing its metabolism (breakdown). Please consult your doctor before taking these two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Histakem with omeprazole?
Histakem can be taken with omeprazole. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Histakem with citalopram?
Histakem can be taken with citalopram. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Histakem with prednisone?
Histakem can be taken with prednisone. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Histakem with amoxicillin?
Histakem can be taken with amoxicillin. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Histakem while having high blood pressure?
Histakem does not effect blood pressure. Always share your medical history with your doctor before taking any medicines.
Q. Can I take Histakem with paracetamol?
Histakem can be taken with paracetamol. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Histakem with ibuprofen?
Histakem can be taken with ibuprofen. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

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Taking Histakem with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Histakem with Fosaprepitant
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Fosaprepitant: Fosaran, Fosaport
Histakem with Zafirlukast
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Zafirlukast: Zuvair
Histakem with Sodium Bicarbonate
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Sodium Bicarbonate: Sodamax, Sobinix, Sobimed, Soda Bicarb Glycerin
Histakem with Spiramycin
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Spiramycin: Spiramycin, Macromycin, Spiratox
Histakem with Lorazepam
MODERATE
Histakem with Chlordiazepoxide
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Chlordiazepoxide: Equblam, Zepox, Raipox, Equiliser, Anxibrium, Poxid, Peaceoxide, Anxon H, Equilibrium, Cloxide, Librel
Histakem with Diazepam
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Diazepam: Dizapam, Zeopse, Karpam, Osopose, Peptica, Placidox, Anxol, D P M
Histakem with Etizolam
MODERATE
Histakem with Hyoscyamine
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Hyoscyamine: Eupep
Histakem with Rifampicin
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Rifampicin: Coxbact, Rifacure, Rifacil, Toscular, Grifa, Tubercin, Car, Acirimpi, Osorifa, Serom, Monocin, Rifacept, R-Cin, Montomycin
Histakem with Clobazam
MODERATE
Histakem with Univestin
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Univestin: Uniortho
Histakem with Nitrazepam
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Nitrazepam: Konit, Zipam, Enzed, Nitrosh, Nap, Nitraz, Nzm, Sopor, N Tra, Hypnoril, Nitab, Hypnocent
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