Drug ID: 3d00000031
Drug Name: Carbinoxamine
Generic Names: Clistin (100ml) | Palgic
Category: Antihistamines And Decongestants
Legal Status: Non Opioid Prescription only drug
Indication for Mother: Category C :
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Recommended Dose: Tablets- Usual Adult Dosage: 1 or 2 tablets (4 to 8 mg) 3 to 4 times daily.
Usual Child’s Dosage: Six to eleven years – 1/2 to 1 tablet (2 to 4 mg) 3 to 4 times daily.
Oral Solution - Usual Adult Dosage: 1 or 2 teaspoonfuls (4 to 8 mg) 3 to 4 times daily.
Usual Child's Dosage (approximately 0.2 to 0.4 mg/kg/day, divided into 3 to 4 doses) Six to eleven years - ˝ to 1 teaspoonful (2 to 4 mg) 3 to 4 times daily.
Recommended In: This medication is an antihistamine, prescribed for allergy symptoms such as runny nose, watery/itchy eyes, rash, or hives. It reduces the effects of histamine in the body.
Directions For Use: It comes as a tablet and liquid to take by mouth, with or without food.
Storage: Store it at controlled room temperature (15°C to 30°C).
Dosage Forms: Tablet | Solution
Side Effects: Body as a Whole - Hives, rash, anaphylactic shock, photosensitivity, excessive perspiration, chills, dryness of mouth, nose and throat.
Heart - Low blood pressure, headache, palpitations, fast heart rate.
Blood - Anemia, decrease in platelets and white blood cells.
Central Nervous System - Sedation, sleepiness, dizziness, disturbed coordination, fatigue, confusion, restlessness, excitation, nervousness, tremor, irritability, sleeplessness, emotion, tingling, blurred vision, double vision, ringing in the ear, inflammation of the inner ear, hysteria, convulsions.
Gastrointestinal - Stomach upset, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation.
Genitourinary - Urinary frequency, difficult urination, urinary retention, and early menses.
Respiratory - Thickening of bronchial secretions, tightness of chest and wheezing, nasal stuffiness.
In Case of Overdose: If overdose is suspected, contact a poison control center or emergency room immediately.
Avoid If: Caution should be exercised in patients with history of asthma, glaucoma, difficulty in urinating, stomach or bladder obstruction, prostate problems, increased pressure in the eye, underactive thyroid, heart disease, high blood pressure, who are taking other medications, any allergy, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may cause drowsiness or dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Contraindicated in children younger than 2 years of age, nursing mothers, and hypersensitivity.
Drug Interaction: To help your doctor and pharmacist give you the best care, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) before starting treatment with this product. While using this product, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any other medicines you are using without your doctor's approval.
Some products that may interact with this drug include: antihistamines applied to the skin (such as diphenhydramine cream, ointment, spray), blood pressure medications (especially reserpine, guanethidine, methyldopa, beta blockers such as atenolol, or calcium channel blockers such as nifedipine).
Taking MAO inhibitors with this medication may cause a serious (possibly fatal) drug interaction. Avoid taking MAO inhibitors (isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue, moclobemide, phenelzine, procarbazine, rasagiline, selegiline, tranylcypromine) during treatment with this medication. Most MAO inhibitors should also not be taken for two weeks before treatment with this medication. Ask your doctor when to start or stop taking this medication.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking other products that cause drowsiness including alcohol, antihistamines (such as cetirizine, diphenhydramine), drugs for sleep or anxiety (such as alprazolam, diazepam, zolpidem), muscle relaxants, and narcotic pain relievers (such as codeine).
Check the labels on all your medicines (such as cough-and-cold products, diet aids) because they may contain ingredients that could affect your blood pressure or cause drowsiness. Ask your pharmacist about using those products safely.
This medication may interfere with certain medical/laboratory tests (including brain scan for Parkinson's disease), possibly causing false test results. Make sure laboratory personnel and all your doctors know you use this drug.