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Histamet Tablet


Introduction

Histamet Tablet is a medicine used in the treatment of common cold symptoms. It relieves from allergic symptoms like runny nose, sneezing, and watery eyes. It also blocks the release of certain chemical messengers that cause pain, inflammation, and fever.

Histamet Tablet can be taken with or without food. Depending on the severity of your underlying illness, your doctor will decide the precise dose. You should take the medicine regularly while you do need it and try not to miss doses as it will become less effective.

Using this medicine may cause insomnia, restlessness, and sleepiness in some people. If you experience any of such side effects that do not go away or get worse, you should let your doctor know. Your doctor may be able to suggest ways of preventing or reducing the symptoms. In general, you should try to use the smallest amount necessary to control your symptoms.

Before using the medicine, you should tell your doctor if you have any other illnesses or disorders. It may also affect, or be affected by, some other medicines you are using so let your doctor know all the other medicines you are taking. It should be used with caution in patients who are alcoholic or have liver or kidney disease. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their doctors first before using the medicine.

Uses of Histamet Tablet

Benefits of Histamet Tablet

In Common cold symptoms

Histamet Tablet effectively relieves symptoms of common cold such as blocked nose, runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing, and congestion or stuffiness. It also reduces fever and ease general body aches that sometimes accompany a cold. As a result, you can do your daily activities more easily. Along with medications, drink enough luke warm water and gargle with warm salt water to feel better. Also include loads of vitamin C rich food in your diet like citrus fruits to build a strong immunity.

Side effects of Histamet 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 Histamet

  • Allergic reaction
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Restlessness
  • Sleepiness

How to use Histamet 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. Histamet Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Histamet Tablet works

Histamet Tablet is a combination of three medicines: Paracetamol, caffeine and chlorpheniramine which relieve common cold symptoms. Paracetamol is an analgesic (pain reliever) and antipyretic (fever reducer). It blocks the release of certain chemical messengers in the brain that are responsible for pain and fever. Caffeine increases the effectiveness of paracetamol. Chlorpheniramine is an antiallergic which relieves allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Histamet Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Histamet 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.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Histamet 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 Histamet Tablet may cause sleepiness and other effects in the baby
Driving
UNSAFE
Histamet 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
Histamet Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Histamet Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Histamet Tablet may cause excessive sleepiness in patients with end stage kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Histamet Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Histamet Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
However, the use of Histamet Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

What if you forget to take Histamet Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Histamet 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

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Histamet Tablet
₹1.0/Tablet
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Econex Tablet
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₹0.85/Tablet
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₹1/Tablet
same price
Remol Tablet
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₹1/Tablet
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₹1.91/Tablet
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Fact Box

Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
RESPIRATORY

Patient Concerns

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common cold,snizning and headache which tab can take to common cold?
Dr. Shubhra Chandan Pradhan
ENT
Take tab LCZ PLUS and consult an ENT specialist for proper clinical examination
Common cold with bronchitis fever two days Fever with common cold & bronchitis
Dr. Gopal Bansilal Samdani
Paediatrics
There are many underlying causes of your symptoms. Different cause needs different treatment. Specific treatment cannot be given unless we establish exact underlying cause. Final and perfect diagnosis cannot be done without doing clinical examination of child. Please consult me or any other Paediatrician. will take detail history and will examine your child in detail. All information will be used to determine exact underlying cause of problem. Depending upon cause will prescribe you treatment. At time may ask you relevant investigations if necessary. Your child may need antibiotics and/or other prescription drugs.
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References

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  2. Drugs.com. Caffeine. [Accessed 17 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Drugs.com. Chlorpheniramine maleate. [Accessed 17 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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