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Vistarax 10mg Tablet



Vistarax 10mg Tablet is used to treat symptoms of allergy like runny nose, sneezing, itching and watery eyes. It is also used to treat anxiety and helps to get relaxed before or after surgery.

It may be taken with or without food and It is better to take it in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. In case, you have missed any dose than it is better to take another one as soon as you remember it.

As compared to other similar medications, it is much less likely to make you feel sleepy. But, it may cause some amount of dizziness, so do not drive or do anything that needs attention.

Uses of Vistarax Tablet

Side effects of Vistarax Tablet

  • Sedation
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach upset
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of appetite

How to use Vistarax 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. Vistarax 10mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Vistarax Tablet works

Vistarax 10mg Tablet is an antihistaminic medication. In allergy, it works by blocking the action of a chemical messenger (histamine). This relieves allergy symptoms such as itching, swelling, and rashes. In short-term anxiety, it works by decreasing the activity in brain, thereby helping you feel relaxed/sleepy.

Safety Advice

Vistarax 10mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Information regarding the use of Vistarax 10mg Tablet during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Vistarax 10mg 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 Vistarax 10mg Tablet may cause sleepiness and other effects in the baby
Vistarax 10mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Vistarax 10mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Vistarax 10mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Vistarax 10mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Vistarax 10mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Vistarax Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Vistarax 10mg 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.
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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Vistarax 10mg Tablet to treat allergy symptoms such as such as itching, swelling, and rashes or relieve/treat mild anxiety.
  • May decrease your alertness. Avoid driving or using machinery if this happens to you.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol when taking the Vistarax 10mg Tablet, as it may cause excessive sleepiness or drowsiness.
  • Inform your doctor if you have a heart disease as Vistarax 10mg Tablet may increase the risk of heart problems.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Vistarax with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Zuvair
Brand(s): Eurolam, Alwel, Tenzo
Brand(s): Histiwel, Histanil, Behop
Brand(s): Equblam

Patient Concerns

Erection problem.BP tablet nebicard 2.5mg and Roseday 10mg taking daily
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Skin Specialist
Erectile dysfunction is the condition in which a man is unable to maintain an erection of the penis that is sufficient for sexual intercourse. A person may be able to get an erection while masturbating but fails to get an erection when he is with the sexual partner. There are many reasons for this condition. It includes narrowing of the blood vessels to the penis, changes in hormones, anxiety, depression, relationship problem or any injury. Tips for controlling ED: Dried dates offer good strength to the body and have the ability to increase sexual drive in humans. Mix a handful of dried date, pistachio nuts, almonds and quince seeds in equal proportions and then pound them into fine powder. Mix this powder in a glass of milk and consume it daily to see effective results.
My brother has all the responsibilities after my father's death due which he get stressed and his BP is increased taking medicine.plesae solveOne day my brother bought a BP Checker machine and after checking my mom's bp he unusually checked his own BP only for just knowledge he found his Bp is little bit had increased around 140/90 after which he get very stressed thenHe feels very abnormal thinking thay why it is increased after rhat he got over stressed checked his BP again and now it was 145/100Till then he consult a local doctor he checked his BP and said due to stress it has increased dont suggest medicine and said come tomorrow.that night my brother got over and over stressed and in night he was feeling very mother give her BP tablet at night to my brotherAfter that he feels a little bit relaxed next morning he goes to doctor he said why u taken medicine now actual reading will not show.But after then he suggest his medicine composition Beta Blockers for one monthHe feels very stressed due to this and then regularly he checked up his BP his Bp was gathered around 140/90 approx nd some ups and down.And he has a cold problem since childhood his nose has increased folips and he get Sardi always after every 3-4 days he was firstly taking syrup COREX after a doctor consult but when he knew the side effect he prevent the use of it.He some days before Consult a new doctor named AJIT KUMAR SINHA MD(general Medicine) a very good knowledged reputed doctor he said his problem along with his new problem of abdomen thats was a 4-5 times stool each day but Stool is good but time is more in each day.The doctor listened all problems and write some medicine related to abdomen. And mosy important is that the Medicine called PROZAN-AL for anxiety and BP which also contains BETA BLOCKERS and an Anti-Allergic medicine called ODIMONT-LC manufacturing German Remedies company. Sir I m and He is not afraid of Medicine but when i see the side effects of BETA BLOCKERS i sometimes get stressed.He is more stressedWhat should i do SIR i m a medical student and i m very stressed for my brother's health.What is actual issue doctor checked his heart by stethoscope and said nothing is the problem.Today Doctors are very busy and what is actual sometimes get misunderstanding over thisSo please help me he has stress due work load because of my father's death 3 years beforeHow he will be ok from every health issues he is facing.Big issue is his cold problem due to folips increase due which gets sardi every 3 to 4 daysPlease solve my problem i m eagerly waiting for ur response sir please help me.
Dr. Nabajit Talukdar
Heart Specialist
Restrict salt in diet avoid stress if necessary see a psychologist. Recheck bp after a month don't worry
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Q. Is Vistarax hydrochloride a steroid/ narcotic/ benzo/ pain killer /addictive?

Vistarax is an antihistaminic drug and not a steroid/ narcotic/ benzo/ pain killer/ addictive. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use

Q. Is Vistarax a controlled substance/ over the counter (OTC)?

No, Vistarax is not a controlled substance. It is available from a pharmacy on providing a doctor's prescription.

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