Frequently asked questions for Astemizole
Q. What is Astemizole used for?Astemizole 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 Astemizole?Before using Astemizole, you should tell your doctor if you are allergic to Astemizole 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 Astemizole safe?Astemizole 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 Astemizole work?Astemizole 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 Astemizole?If you have missed a dose of Astemizole, 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 Astemizole effective?Astemizole 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 Astemizole too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.