Avil Tablets 25Mg
Brand : sanofi-aventis pakistan ltd.
Requires Prescription (YES/NO)
How it works
It is one of a group of medicines called 'antihistamines' which works by blocking the action of histamine.
USAGE AND SAFETY
Central Nervous System Disorder: Lassitude, dizziness, tinnitus, inability to concentrate, incoordination, irritability, insomnia and tremors. Agitation and convulsions, especially in children and restlessness, disorientation and hallucinations in adults, are common symptoms following overdose. Gastrointestinal Disorder: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, colic, epigastric pain, anorexia, dryness of mouth and constipation. Genitourinary: Urinary retention. Cardiovascular Disorder: Palpitations, headache. Ocular: Blurred vision, increased intraocular pressure. Musculoskeletal: Muscular weakness. Haematological: Rare cases of blood dyscrasias including agranulocytosis and haemolytic anaemia have been reported. Immune system disorder: Hypersensitivity reactions.
MAO-inhibitors , hypnotics, sedatives, tranquilizers , Atropine.
It is used to treat : • Allergic conditions including hay fever, drug rashes, angioneurotic oedema, serum sickness, allergic conjunctivitis, food allergy etc. • Conditions of the respiratory tract that are accompanied by increased secretion, including Vasomotor rhinitis and acute rhinitis. • All itching skin conditions, including neurodermatitis, eczema of any origin, lichen planus, acute and chronic urticaria, pruritis of the anus or genitals, pruritus in icterus and diabetes, radiation Sickness etc.
When not to Use
It is contraindicated in • Patients with hypersensitivity to pheniramine or any other ingredient in the formulation • Patients with symptomatic prostatic hypertrophy. • Patients receiving MAO-inhibitor therapy. • Newborn and premature infants.
It may cause drowsiness. Both the dosage and the time of administration should be carefully considered in patients whose activities (eg. driving a car or operating machinery) demand special concentration. Patients who cannot tolerate the sedative effects should consult their Physicians for swapping to a non-sedating antihistamine such as fexofenadine.
Patients should be cautioned against the simultaneous ingestion of alcohol and other central nervous system depressants. Pheniramine may possibly be hallucinogenic in toxic doses. Due to the possible CNS stimulating effects of antihistamines, pheniramine has the potential for abuse.
Due to the anticholinergic effect of pheniramine, caution and close monitoring are required if it is used in patients with conditions such as prostatic hypertrophy, narrow angle glaucoma, asthma or severe cardiovascular disease.
Products containing pheniramine should not be taken on an empty stomach.
Always consult your physician before using any medicine.
Store this medicine at room temperature, away from direct light and heat.