What condition does Carbinoxamine Maleate treat?
Carbinoxamine Maleate is an FDA-approved prescription used to relieve symptoms of hay fever, allergy, and the common cold. Some of the symptoms may include:
- Watery eyes
- Runny nose
- Itchy eyes, throat
Hay fever is an allergic reaction to environmental allergens like dust mites, pollens, or animal hair. An allergy is an immune system response to a foreign substance that is not typically harmful to your body.
This prescription is usually recommended for use in adults and children at least 2 years old. Carbinoxamine Maleate is an antihistamine medication that helps to reduce the effects of the natural chemical histamine in the body.
How does Carbinoxamine Maleate work?
Carbinoxamine Maleate blocks a certain natural substance which is histamine. It is made by your body during an allergic reaction. By hindering alternative natural substances created by your body, it helps to dry up several body fluids. It is to relieve symptoms such as a runny nose and watery eyes.
What is the recommended dosage for Carbinoxamine Maleate?
Carbinoxamine Maleate is to be taken exactly as it is prescribed by your doctor. Do not take it more than or more often than the recommended dosage from your doctor. The dosage depends on the condition, response, and age.
This medication may be taken with food or milk if a stomach upset occurs. For the best benefit, take it regularly. To help you remember, take it at the same time every day. Let your doctor know if your condition persists or gets worse. This medication is used when needed. If you are on a dosing schedule, skip any missed dose. Do not use two doses at one time.
What are the side effects of Carbinoxamine Maleate?
- Little or no urination
- Tightness in your chest
- Easy bruising or bleeding
- Dark-colored urine
- Weakness or confusion
- Upset stomach
- Loss of coordination
- Dry mouth or nose
What are the precautions in taking Carbinoxamine Maleate?
- This medicine may cause light-headedness and dizziness. To lessen these side effects, get up slowly when rising from a lying or sitting position.
- Do not use this to treat cold symptoms in children younger than 6 years unless it is directed by your doctor.
- You should not use this to make a child sleepy.
- This medicine is not recommended for use by anyone younger than 2 years of age.
- Older adults may be more sensitive to this drug. For this reason, the medicine must be taken with caution.
- Do not take this drug along with MAO inhibitors such as Tranylcypromine, Phenelzine, Linezolid, or Isocarboxazid.
- Tell your doctor if you have a medical history or current medications (non-prescription or prescription).
- If you are a pregnant or breastfeeding woman, consult your doctor first.
- Never use this to treat other conditions.
- Avoid driving or dangerous activity until you know how this medicine will affect you. Your reactions could be impaired.
- Avoid drinking alcohol while having treatment with this medicine.
- Keep this a dry and clean place to avoid some contaminations.