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Stemiz 5mg Suspension

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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 go 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

Side effects of Stemiz Suspension

Common
  • 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.

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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Brand(s): Clarimac
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Patient Concerns

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My child 3 years old daughter has developed rashes .Our doctor said it can be due to insect bite.she showed allergic reaction to Ataraxia so we r put on levocetrizine 5ml twice a day along with deflazacort oral suspension 5ml twice for 5 days.rashes are not going completely with levocetrizine.but I don't want to use deflazacort because it is a steroid.please advice whether I should give or not
Dr. Rahul Yadav
Child Specialist
Hello, for short time giving steroids is not harmful. Please give it as per advice of the doctor.
Allergic skin conditions in leg
Dr. Atula Gupta
Skin Specialist
kindly send the Pictures of affected area.
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FAQs

Q. What is Stemiz used for?

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

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References
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  2. Drugs.com. Astemizole. [Accessed 01 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO). [Accessed 01 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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