Information about Mizolastine

Mizolastine Uses

Mizolastine is used in the treatment of allergic conditions.

How Mizolastine works

Mizolastine is an antihistaminic medication. It treats allergy symptoms such as itching, swelling, and rashes by blocking the effects of a chemical messenger (histamine) in the body.

Common side effects of Mizolastine

Sleepiness
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Available Medicine for Mizolastine

ElinaCadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd
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Expert advice for Mizolastine

  • Your doctor has prescribed Mizolastine 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 Mizolastine at least three days before taking an allergy test as it can affect the test results.

Frequently asked questions for Mizolastine

Mizolastine

Q. What is Mizolastine used for?

Mizolastine is used to 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 rhinoconjunctivitis, urticaria or hives (pale red, raised and itchy skin rashes).

Q. How should I take Mizolastine?

Mizolastine should be taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Swallow the tablets whole with water; do not chew or crush it. Mizolastine may be taken with or without food, but it is advised to take it at a fixed time to avoid skipping a dose.

Q. How to cope with dizziness caused by Mizolastine?

If you feel dizzy while taking Mizolastine, lie down for some time and then get up slowly. Move slowly and cautiously while walking or doing activities. Avoid coffee, cigarettes, alcohol and recreational medicines. If dizziness persists or worsens, consult your doctor.

Q. Can I take antacids while taking Mizolastine?

Some antacids contain aluminum and magnesium. Such antacids may decrease the absorption of Mizolastine and lower its levels, thereby interfering with the working of this medicine. It is recommended that you keep a gap of 2 hours between the two medicines.

Q. Is there any food or drink that I need to avoid while taking Mizolastine?

Yes, you should avoid drinking grape juice, orange juice and apple juice while taking Mizolastine. These might make you more likely to have side effects. However, if not sure, consult your doctor.

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