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Mizolastine

INFORMATION

Uses

Mizolastine is used in the treatment of allergic disorders.

How it works

Mizolastine belongs to a class of drugs known as antihistamines. It blocks the effects of a chemical (histamine) which causes symptoms of allergy.

Common side effects

Rash, Liver enzyme increased, Drowsiness, Nausea, Abdominal pain, Anxiety, Decreased blood pressure, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Dry mouth, Headache, Weight gain, Increased appetite, Decreased white blood cell count, Muscle pain, Joint pain, Itching, Urticaria, Weakness, Depression, Palpitations, Heart rate incresed

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Expert advice

  • Mizolastine is not recommended for children under 12 years of age.
  • Caution to be exercised if you are an elderly patient, as it may cause drowsiness, fast or irregular heartbeat.
  • Do not drive a car or operate machinery as it may cause dizziness /drowsiness.
  • Do not consume alcohol while taking mizolastine as it may increase dizziness or headaches.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions

Mizolastine

Q.What is mizolastine used for?
Mizolastine is used treat symptoms of hay fever (seasonal allergic rhinitis) and other allergic reactions causing irritation of the eyes and nose. It is also used to treat allergic rhino conjunctivitis or urticaria /hives (pale red, raised, itchy skin rash).


Content on this page was last updated on 30 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)