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Generic: acrivastine-pseudoephedrine
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It is used to treat the symptoms of seasonal allergies
               



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What is this medicine?

ACRIVASTINE; PSEUDOEPHEDRINE (AK ri vas teen; soo doe e FED rin) is a combination of an antihistamine and a decongestant. It is used to treat the symptoms of seasonal allergies. This medicine will not treat an infection.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • diabetes
  • glaucoma
  • high blood pressure or heart disease
  • if you have taken an MAOI like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, or Parnate in last 14 days
  • kidney disease
  • pain or difficulty passing urine
  • ulcers or other stomach problems
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to acrivastine, triprolidine, pseudoephedrine, phenylpropanolamine, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth with a full glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 12 years of age for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

Patients over 60 years old may have a stronger reaction and need a smaller dose.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
  • amphetamine or other stimulant drugs
  • dihydroergotamine, ergotamine
  • MAOIs like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, and Parnate

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • alcohol
  • barbiturates, like phenobarbital
  • medicines for blood pressure
  • medicines for depression, anxiety, or psychotic disturbances
  • medicines for sleep
  • muscle relaxers
  • narcotic pain medicines
  • other medicines for cold, cough or allergy
  • some heart medicines like metoprolol

               
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