Terfenadine is a prescription drug available from your pharmacy store only with the prescription of a qualified medical practitioner.
Terfenadine Is pronounced as: ter FEN a deen
Terfenadine is antihistamin drug.
Terfenadine is used in the treatment of allergic reaction like runny nose, sneezing, itchy eyes.
Take terfenadine exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If do not understand these instructions ask your pharmacist, nurse or doctor to explain them to you.
Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are suffering from liver or kidney disease or asthma or irregular heart beat.
Do not take terfenadine if you are taking antifungals (keto conazol, itraconazole) or antibiotics like erythromycin or antihistamine like cimetidine
Children: Terfenadine should not be used in children less than 3 months
Terfenadine is available in the form of tablets and syrup. Use the tables or syrup as advised by your pharmacist.
Use as directed by your physician, your physician prescribes depending on the severity of disease.
If it is almost the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not take two doses at same time to cover up the missed dose.
In case of overdose contact your nearest poison control centre or emergency medical centre for immediate care by physician.
The following are the side effects for terfenadine
If you notice any of the side effects stop using the medication and consult your physician immediately.
allergic reactions like skin rash, itching, breathing problems, chest tight ness, swelling of the face, lips or
Store terfenadine at room temp (15 – 30 degrees C). Avoid excessive heat, moisture or direct sunlight, never store in the bathroom.
Terfenadine cause dizziness it is advised not to perform skilled activities like driving, operating machine.
Written by: Healthplus24 team
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