|Indications||<p>Acrivastine is used in allergies and inflammation of the nose, including sneezing and runny nose. It helps relieve itch and hay fever.<br /><br />Acrivastine belongs to a group of medicines called antihistamines.</p>|
|Interactions||<p>Alert your doctor if you are taking any of these medicines:<br /><br />- mood medicines or sleeping pills<br />- other medicines for allergy<br />- medicines for AIDS (HIV)<br />- antibiotics such as erythromycin, clarithromycin<br /><br />Always inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.</p>|
- Adults and children 12 years and over: One capsule up to 3 times daily.
- Take Acrivastine exactly as directed by your doctor.
- You may take Acrivastine with or without food.
- You may stop taking Acrivastine once you feel better, unless your doctor has instructed you otherwise.
- Rarely, Acrivastine may cause dizziness or drowsiness. If you feel dizzy or drowsy, do not drive or take part in any activity in which you need to be alert.
- Acrivastine may also cause mood changes, headache, tiredness, muscle weakness, stomach discomfort and dry mouth.
Store in a cool and dry place.
- Not recommended for use in the elderly or for patients with significant renal impairment.
- Alert your doctor if you ever had an allergic reaction to a similar antihistamine called triprolidine.
- Alert your doctor if you are taking antidepressants called monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs).
- Alert your doctor if you have glaucoma, asthma, stomach or intestinal ulcers, prostate problems or difficulty in urination.
- Alert your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Do not give Acrivastine to premature and newborn babies or children below 12 years old.
- Do not give Acrivastine to any child unless advised by the child's doctor or a pharmacist.
- Alert your doctor if you have the following conditions: epilepsy, overactive thyroid gland, high blood pressure, heart, liver and kidney disease.
- Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking medicines to treat anxiety or help you sleep.
- Be sure to check with your doctor or pharmacist before giving Acrivastine to a child or elderly person.