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Stemiz 5mg Suspension

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

Overview

Introduction

Stemiz 5mg Suspension belongs to a group of medicines called antihistamines. It used for treating allergic conditions like runny nose, red and watering eyes, or skin rashes. It also treat allergic reactions due to any medicine or food.

Stemiz 5mg Suspension should be taken on an 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 effect is dizziness. This is usually mild and goes away after a couple of days as your body adjusts. Consult your doctor if it persists 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 Stemiz Suspension

Benefits of Stemiz Suspension

In Allergic conditions

Stemiz 5mg Suspension provides relief from symptoms such as blocked or runny nose, sneezing, and itchy or watery eyes. This will make it easier for you to go about your daily activities. It can also give relief from allergic reactions after insect bites and symptoms of hives and eczema such as rash, swelling, itching, and irritation. This will improve the appearance of your skin and you may find that your mood and self-confidence improve as well. It rarely has any serious side effects and you may only need to take it on days you have symptoms. Moreover, Stemiz 5mg Suspension may make you feel less sleepy as compared to other antihistamine medicines. If you are taking it to prevent getting symptoms you should use it regularly to get the most benefit.

Side effects of Stemiz Suspension

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 Stemiz

  • Sleepiness

How to use Stemiz Suspension

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. Stemiz 5mg Suspension is to be taken empty stomach.

How Stemiz Suspension works

Stemiz 5mg Suspension 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Stemiz 5mg Suspension. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Stemiz 5mg Suspension 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
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Stemiz 5mg Suspension during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Stemiz 5mg Suspension alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Stemiz 5mg Suspension in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Stemiz 5mg Suspension in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Stemiz 5mg Suspension
₹0.56/ml of Suspension
₹0.83/ml of Suspension
49% costlier

Quick Tips

  • Your doctor has prescribed Stemiz 5mg Suspension to help relieve allergy symptoms such as itching, swelling, and rashes.
  • As compared to other similar medications, it is much less likely to make you feel sleepy.
  • Be cautious while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as it can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • Do not drink alcohol while taking this medication as it may cause increased sleepiness.
  • Stop taking Stemiz 5mg Suspension at least three days before taking an allergy test as it can affect the test results.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Piperidinyl Benzimidazol Derivative
Habit Forming
No

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Stemiz with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

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Allergic skin conditions in leg
Dr. Atula Gupta
Dermatology
kindly send the Pictures of affected area.
Ive got tested for hiv after 4 months of possible exposure (not sure if partner was +ve and sex was with condom) and results were negative and its been 6 months till date after the possible exposure now i was suffering from blocked nose wnd difficulty in breathing so i went to a chest specialist and was given total ige" test and the report came +ve with very highly elevated ige levels about 2000 ku/l is there anything to worry and is there any relation between total ige levels and hiv im very stressed once again please help."
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetology
IgE levels indicate that the conditions is allergic
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FAQs

Q. What is Stemiz used for?

Stemiz is used for the treatment of allergic conditions causing runny nose, redness and watering of eyes, skin rashes, and allergic reactions to medicines and food.

Q. What should I know before using Stemiz?

Before using Stemiz, you should tell your doctor if you are allergic to Stemiz or any of its ingredients to avoid any allergic reactions. Let your doctor know if you have, or have had any problems with your eyes. Inform your doctor about all the other medicines you are taking because they may affect, or be affected by, this medicine. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding to prevent any harmful effects on the baby.

Q. Is Stemiz safe?

Stemiz is safe if used in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.

Q. How does Stemiz work?

Stemiz works by blocking the release of a naturally occurring substance in our body known as histamine, that is responsible for producing symptoms of allergies such as runny nose, red and watering eyes, or skin rashes.

Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Stemiz?

If you have missed a dose of Stemiz, take it as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, take it in the regular schedule instead of taking the missed dose. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.

Q. Is Stemiz effective?

Stemiz is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Stemiz too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

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