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Histazine 5mg Syrup

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Your child’s medicine at a glance

Histazine 5mg Syrup treats allergic and short-term common cold symptoms like runny nose, sneezing, watery eyes, skin rash, and itching in children. It also helps treat nausea, and vomiting caused after surgery or due to motion sickness (travel sickness).

When given post-surgery, it makes your child sleepy and relaxed, helping the pain-relieving medicines work better. Give Histazine 5mg Syrup to your child by mouth either before or after food. If your child develops stomach upset, give it preferably after food. The usual prescribed frequency is two to four times a day but may vary as per your child’s condition. For motion sickness, give Histazine 5mg Syrup 30 to 60 minutes before travel whereas to prevent vomiting post-surgery, you may need to give it a night before the surgical procedure or just before the surgery and may need to continue it afterward as directed.

If your child vomits within 30 minutes of taking this medicine, give the same dose again. However, never repeat the dose if the next scheduled dose is near. Your child may start to feel better within a few days of regular dosing. However, you must continue giving the medicine to your child to finish the complete prescribed course as stopping it abruptly may worsen your child’s condition.

Some of the minor and temporary side effects that your child may experience while taking Histazine 5mg Syrup include dry mouth, blurring of vision, drowsiness, dizziness, and constipation. These side effects usually subside once your child’s body adapts to the medicine. In case they persist or become bothersome for your child, consult your child’s doctor without any delay.

Inform the doctor if your child has any ongoing medicine regime or history of any allergy, heart problem, blood disorder, birth defects, airway obstruction, lung anomaly, skin disorder, liver impairment, and kidney malfunction. Awareness of your child’s medical history will help the doctor make dose alterations and better treatment planning.

Uses of Histazine 5mg Syrup in children

Benefits of Histazine 5mg Syrup for your child

In Treatment of Nausea

Histazine 5mg Syrup blocks the action of chemicals in the body that can make you feel or be sick. It is often used to prevent nausea and vomiting that may be caused due to some medicines or any other medical treatment. This medicine helps you recover more comfortably. The dose will depend on what you are being treated for but always take this medicine as it is prescribed.

In Treatment of Allergic conditions

Histazine 5mg Syrup is used to treat many different inflammatory and allergic conditions. It works by lowering your immune system’s response to these conditions and prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. It helps relieve symptoms such as swelling, pain, itching, and other allergic-type reactions. If you are not sure why you are being given this medicine, ask your doctor.

This medicine is given orally (by mouth). You should always take it as it has been prescribed for you. Do not stop taking it without your doctor’s advice. This can cause unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Because this medicine weakens your immune system, you should avoid being near people who are ill or have infections.

In Treatment of Motion sickness

Motion sickness is a condition caused due to motion during travel. You may experience spinning sensation (vertigo), nausea or vomiting as a result of this condition. Histazine 5mg Syrup helps treat these symptoms effectively. Take it as prescribed by the doctor to get maximum benefit.

Side effects of Histazine 5mg Syrup in children

Histazine 5mg Syrup does not pose serious side effects and is well-tolerated by children. In case the side effects do occur, they’re likely to subside once the body adapts to the medicine. Consult your child’s doctor if these side effects persist or bother your child. The most common side effects include-

Common side effects of Histazine

  • Constipation
  • Slow heart rate
  • Hypotension (low blood pressure)
  • Tremors
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Blurred vision
  • Headache
  • Dizziness

How can I give Histazine 5mg Syrup to my child?

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Histazine 5mg Syrup may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Histazine Syrup works

Histazine 5mg Syrup is an antiallergic medication. When the body is exposed to an allergen (pollen, animal dander, house dust, etc.), it releases a chemical called histamine. This chemical causes watery eyes, runny or blocked nose, sneezing, skin rashes, itching, etc. Histazine 5mg Syrup also works directly on several areas of the brain to prevent nausea and vomiting and help you feel more relaxed.

Safety advice

Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Histazine 5mg Syrup is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Histazine 5mg Syrup is recommended.
Discuss with your child’s doctor thoroughly before giving Histazine 5mg Syrup to your child in case of severe kidney disease
Liver
CAUTION
Histazine 5mg Syrup should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Histazine 5mg Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Histazine 5mg Syrup is not recommended in children with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

What if I forget to give Histazine 5mg Syrup to my child?

Do not panic. The missed dose can be given as soon as you remember, but only if your child’s doctor advises to. Do not give the missed dose if it is almost the time for the next dose. Follow the prescribed dosing schedule and do not give a double dose to catch up with the missed dose.

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Quick tips

  • Stop taking it at least three days before taking an allergy test as it can affect the test results.
  • Histazine 5mg Syrup may make your child feel sleepy. Ensure your child takes extra care when taking part in physical activities.
  • Avoid using Histazine 5mg Syrup in children less than 2 years of age as it can cause fatal respiratory distress.
  • Do not give Histazine 5mg Syrup if your child has liver disease. Tell the complete medical history of your child to the doctor.
  • Stop Histazine 5mg Syrup and immediately report to the doctor if your child develops an itchy rash, facial swelling, or breathing difficulties.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Phenothiazine Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
GASTRO INTESTINAL
Action Class
H1 Antihistaminics (First Generation)

Interaction with drugs

Taking Histazine with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Rasalect, Relgin, Rasipar
Life-threatening
Brand(s): Selgelin, Jumex, Selgin
Life-threatening
Brand(s): Zuvair
Serious
Brand(s): Eurolam
Moderate

Patient concerns

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Medicine for Nausea, vomiting, morning sickness for pregnant lady(3months)
Dr. Megha Tuli
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Doxinate. Thrice a day
I feel uneasy during traveling in car i feel vomiting tendency
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatry
You may have motion sickness. Please see an ENT specialist.
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FAQs

Q. My child is 1 year old. Is it safe to give Histazine 5mg Syrup to my child who is suffering from a common cold?

Histazine 5mg Syrup should not be given to children less than 2 years of age as it may cause fatal respiratory depression wherein your child’s breathing may stop completely.

Q. What if I give an overdose of Histazine 5mg Syrup by mistake?

Always stick to the prescribed dose. Prolonged or excess intake of Histazine 5mg Syrup can put your child at risk of developing serious side effects like bradycardia, decreased blood pressure, confusion, delirium, disorientation, dizziness, drowsiness, and hallucinations. Rush to your child’s doctor immediately if you feel you have given excess Histazine 5mg Syrup to your child. To pour out the right dose, use the calibrated cup provided with the medicine by the manufacturer. Do not use a kitchen teaspoon as it will not give the correct estimate.

Q. When will my child’s condition improve after taking Histazine 5mg Syrup?

Histazine 5mg Syrup usually starts working within 30 to 60 minutes of intake and shows its peak effect within 3 to 4 hours. Your child may start to feel better after a few doses. In case the symptoms persist longer, consult your child’s doctor immediately.

Q. Can other medicines be given at the same time as Histazine 5mg Syrup?

Histazine 5mg Syrup can sometimes interact with other medicines or substances. Tell your doctor about any other medicines your child is taking before starting Histazine 5mg Syrup. Also, check with your child’s doctor before giving any medicine to your child.

Q. Can Histazine 5mg Syrup make my child sleepy?

Histazine 5mg Syrup may cause mild drowsiness, making your child feel sleepy. So, be cautious and never give this medicine if your child is suffering from a sleep disorder as this medicine can mask the symptoms of underlying sleep disorders like insomnia. It is always best to consult your child’s doctor before giving this medicine to your child.

Q. Where should I keep Histazine 5mg Syrup?

Keep Histazine 5mg Syrup out of the reach and sight of children to avoid any accidental intake. Keep it at room temperature, in a dry place, away from direct heat and light.

Q. When should I call my child’s doctor right away?

You should call the doctor without any delay if your child starts to develop side effects such as irregular heartbeat, vision problem, muscle spasm, irregular bodily movements, sudden weakness, and inability to empty the bladder completely (urinary retention).

Q. My child is an athlete and has to participate in a sports event in the school. Can I give Histazine 5mg Syrup before his performance?

This medicine may cause CNS depression in which the normal nerve functioning slows down. So, avoid giving Histazine 5mg Syrup to your child if he/she is scheduled to perform tasks that require mental alertness.

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