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Indications And Clinical Uses: Seasonal or nonseasonal allergic reactions.
Precautions: Occupational Hazards: Patients should be cautioned not to operate vehicles or hazardous machinery until their response to the drug has been determined.
Since the depressant effects of antihistamines are additive to those of other drugs affecting the CNS, patients should be cautioned against drinking alcoholic beverages or taking hypnotics, sedatives, psychotherapeutic agents or other drugs with CNS depressant effects during antihistaminic therapy. In longterm therapy, rare instances of acute hypersensitivity reactions as well as leukopenia and agranulocytosis have been reported.
Pregnancy and Lactation: Safety during lactation and in pregnancy, particularly during the first trimester, has not been established; therefore, this drug should be used only when its use is deemed essential to the patient’s welfare.
Adverse Reactions: Drowsiness, gastric discomfort, nausea, dry mouth, vertigo, rash, irritability, dizziness, bladder discomfort, symptoms of excitation (especially in young children), may occur.
Symptoms And Treatment Of Overdose: Symptoms: Usually, profound sedation. In children under 2 years, and rarely in adults, central stimulation, perhaps with convulsions, may occur; followed by central depression.
Treatment: Gastric lavage, or in the absence of coma, emetics. In excitation, short acting barbiturates i.v. In profound sedation with respiratory depression, stimulants and oxygen as required. Children may show hyperthermia, as in atropine poisoning.
Dosage: Adults: 50 mg 4 times daily (not more than 600 mg per day).
Availability And Storage: Each pale blue, round, biconvex, scored tablet, imprinted CIBA on one side and LJ on the other, contains: tripelennamine HCl 50 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: acacia, cornstarch, FD&C Green No. 3, gelatin, lactose, magnesium stearate, talc and water. Energy: 2.26 kJ (0.54 kcal). Alcohol-, bisulfite-, gluten-, sodium-, parabens- and tartrazine-free. Boxes of 18 and 48.
PYRIBENZAMINE® Novartis Consumer Health Tripelennamine HCl Antihistamine