Highlights for clemastine
clemastine Side Effects
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
- allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
- changes in vision
- confused, agitated, nervous
- fast, irregular heartbeat
- low blood pressure
- trouble breathing
- trouble passing urine
- unusually weak or tired
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
- constipation, diarrhea
- drowsy, tired
- dry mouth, nose, throat
- loss of appetite
- stomach upset, vomiting
- thick mucous
- unusual sweating
clemastine May Interact with Other Medications
Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
- MAOIs like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, and Parnate
This medicine may also interact with the following medications:
- barbiturates like phenobarbital
- medicines for depression, anxiety, or psychotic disturbances
- medicines for sleep
- muscle relaxers
- narcotic pain medicines
- other medicines for cold, cough or allergy
How to Use clemastine
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 old for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
Patients over 60 years old may have a stronger reaction and need a smaller dose.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
- high blood pressure or heart disease
- if you have taken an MAOI like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, or Parnate in last 14 days
- lung or breathing disease, like asthma
- pain or trouble passing urine
- stomach problems
- an unusual or allergic reaction to clemastine, other medicines foods, dyes, or preservatives
- pregnant or trying to get pregnant
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.
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular check ups. Tell your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if they get worse.
You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells. Alcohol may interfere with the effect of this medicine. Avoid alcoholic drinks.
Your mouth may get dry. Chewing sugarless gum or sucking hard candy, and drinking plenty of water may help. Contact your doctor if the problem does not go away or is severe.
This medicine may cause dry eyes and blurred vision. If you wear contact lenses you may feel some discomfort. Lubricating drops may help. See your eye doctor if the problem does not go away or is severe.
This medicine can make you more sensitive to the sun. Keep out of the sun. If you cannot avoid being in the sun, wear protective clothing and use sunscreen. Do not use sun lamps or tanning beds/booths.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature, between 15 and 25 degrees C (59 and 77 degrees F). Keep away from heat and light. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
What does the pill look like?
clemastine, PD-Rx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., 1.34mg
clemastine, Sandoz Inc. a Novartis Company, 1.34mg
clemastine, Sandoz Inc. a Novartis Company, 2.68mg
clemastine, Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, 2.68mg
clemastine, Publix Super Markets, Inc, 1.34mg
Last Updated: March 23, 2009