Symptomatic treatment of seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis, vasomotor rhinitis, allergic conjunctivitis, allergic skin manifestations of urticaria uncomplicated and mild angioedema and reactions to blood or plasma.
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1. WHAT IS POLARAMINE TABLETS AND WHAT IT IS USED
Each tablet contains 2 mg Polaramine dexchlorpheniramine maleate. The dexclorfeniramina belongs to a group of medicines known as antihistamines.
Polaramine is indicated for the symptomatic treatment of seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis, vasomotor rhinitis, allergic conjunctivitis, allergic skin manifestations of urticaria uncomplicated and mild angioedema and reactions to blood or plasma. It is also indicated in the treatment of anaphylactic reactions together with adrenaline or other appropriate measures, after controlling acute manifestations. Polaramine often relieves cutaneous manifestations such as allergic eczema, atopic and contact dermatitis, insect bites, dermografismos and medicine reactions.
2. BEFORE YOU TAKE POLARAMINE Polaramine TABLETS
Do not take tablets:
- If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to dexclorfeniramina maleate or any of the other ingredients of Polaramine tablets or similar medicines.
- Polaramine Tablets should not be administered to newborns and premature babies.
- If you are treated with a special type of antidepressants known as monoamine oxidase (MAO) or during the two weeks following treatment discontinuation.
Take special care with Polaramine Tablets:
- If you have narrow-angle glaucoma, some sort of stomach ulcer (stenotic), pyloroduodenal obstruction, prostate diseases or narrow neck of the bladder, cardiovascular disease, including high blood pressure, or if you have increased intraocular pressure or thyroid disease.
- If you are over 60 years as in patients older than 60 years Polaramine can cause dizziness, sedation and brownouts.
- Has not been established safety and efficacy of Polaramine Tablets in children under 2 years, so should not be administered to these patients. Polaramine Tablets can cause nervousness and restlessness especially in children.
- If you are taking Polaramine Tablets should not perform activities that require full attention, such as driving a car or operating machinery or tools.
Taking other medicines:
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
A special type of antidepressants known as monoamine oxidase prolong and intensify the effects of antihistamines, may cause severe hypotension, ie, severe drops in blood pressure.
Polaramine simultaneous use of alcohol, antidepressants tricyclic group, barbiturates or other medicines that act on the central nervous system can enhance the sedative effect of Polaramine.
The medicines Polaramine group (antihistamines) can reduce the action of oral anticoagulants, so you should consult with your doctor before taking Polaramine.
Interaction with laboratory tests:
Polaramine Tablets treatment should be discontinued at least 48 hours before performing any skin allergy test, since medications Polaramine group (antihistamines) can mask the result of these tests.
Pregnancy and lactation
Consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine.
Polaramine tablets should not be administered during the third trimester of pregnancy because the newborn and premature infants can have serious severe reactions to antihistamines. During the first two trimesters of pregnancy Tablets Polaramine only be used if your doctor deems it necessary.
It is unknown whether Polaramine tablets is eliminated in human milk, so you should consult your doctor if you are breast-feeding.
Driving and using machines:
Polaramine Tablets may make you feel sleepy.
Do not drive because Polaramine Tablets may prevent driving safely. Do not use any tools or machines.
3. HOW TO TAKE POLARAMINE TABLETS
Follow the instructions exactly Polaramine management Tablets as your doctor. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have doubts.
Your doctor will tell your individualized dose according to the needs of the disease and its response.
In adults and children 12 years or older, a tablet 3 or 4 times a day, to a maximum of 6 tablets per day.
Children 6 to 12 years: a total maximum of 3 tablets divided into three doses. Swallow the tablets with a sufficient amount of liquid - a glass of water.
If you take more Polaramine Tablets than you should:
If you have taken more Polaramine tablets than you should, immediately consult your doctor or your pharmacist.
In case of overdose or accidental ingestion, consult the Toxicology Information Service, telephone: (+034) 91 562 04 20.
If you forget to take Polaramine Tablets:
Do not take a double dose to make up for missed doses.
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