Treats allergic reactions. This medicine is an antihistamine.
There may be other brand names for this medicine.
When This Medicine Should Not Be Used
Do not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to carbinoxamine, or if you have used an MAO inhibitor (MAOI) such as Eldepryl®, Marplan®, Nardil®, or Parnate® within the past 14 days. Do use this medicine if you are breastfeeding. Do not give this medicine to a child younger than 2 years old. This medicine can cause serious or possibly life-threatening side effects in babies and young children.
How to Use This Medicine
Capsule, Long Acting Capsule, Tablet, Liquid, Long Acting Tablet
- Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Your dose may need to be changed several times in order to find out what works best for you. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
- It is best to take this medicine on an empty stomach.
- You may break the tablet in half to make it easier to take, but do not crush or chew it.
- Measure the oral liquid medicine with a marked measuring spoon, oral syringe, or medicine cup. The teaspoons and tablespoons that are used for serving and eating food do not measure exact amounts.
If a dose is missed:
- If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.
How to Store and Dispose of This Medicine
- Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.
- Ask your pharmacist, doctor, or health caregiver about the best way to dispose of any outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.
- Keep all medicine away from children and never share your medicine with anyone.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
- Tell your doctor if you are using any medicines that make you sleepy. These include sleeping pills, cold and allergy medicine, narcotic pain relievers, and sedatives.
- Do not drink alcohol while you are using this medicine.
Warnings While Using This Medicine
- Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or if you have heart or blood vessel disease, high blood pressure, glaucoma, overactive thyroid, trouble urinating, enlarged prostate, stomach ulcers, or bowel blockage.
- This medicine may make you dizzy or drowsy. Avoid driving, using machines, or doing anything else that could be dangerous until you know how this medicine affects you.
- Tell your doctor if you have asthma or are allergic to sulfites. This medicine contains sodium metabisulfite, which can cause allergic reactions in some patients.
Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
- Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing
- Seeing or hearing things that are not there, seizure
- Severe sleepiness
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
- Dizziness, drowsiness, or sleepiness
- Dry mouth, dry eyes
- Feeling restless or excited (especially in children)
- Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or heartburn