ALIMEMAZINE - Uses, Warnings,Precautions, Overdose and Brands
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ALIMEMAZINE

Alimemazine is a phenothiazine derivative drug that acts as an antihistamine with sedative and anti-vomiting effects. Moreover, it has antispasmodic, anti-serotonin, and weak antimuscarinic effects.

This medicine is used to calm a child before performing surgery. It can also ease skin allergies and irritations. You can obtain alimemazine with a doctor’s prescription. Before you take alimemazine, remember to read first the instructions and check for some side effects. For adults, the right doses are 10 mg that will be taken 2 to 3 times a day. For children who are aged 5 to 12 years, they can take a dose of 5 mg 3 to 4 times a day. Children 2 to 5 years old should take it 2.5 mg 3 to 4 times a day.

Alimemazine can cause drowsiness and sleepiness. This may cause some sensitivities in your skin. Make sure that if you take another medicine, it will be compatible with alimemazine.  You can ask a pharmacist for help, as this may cause side effects. If you are having surgery or dental treatment, tell the doctor that you are taking alimemazine.

Alimemazine can be in a tablet or oral liquid form. It is also called trimeprazine (in the U.S) and Teraligen in Russia. Teraligen is used to treat anxiety disorders, sleep disturbances, mood swings, and personality disorders such as asthenia and depression.

Even with their useful effects, some medicines may have unwanted side effects. Common side effects are drowsiness, dry mouth, headache, stomach upset, feeling restless, mood swings, sleeping problems, constipation, stuffy nose, unusual and unexpected muscle movements, menstrual problems, a fast heartbeat, and urine problems. If these side effects occur, visit your doctor for suggested treatments.

Alimemazine is used in the following conditions:

  • Urticaria
  • Pruritic skin disorders
  • Premedication in surgery

 

Do not use Alimemazine in people with the following conditions:

  • Epilepsy
  • Parkinsonism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Prostatic hypertrophy
  • History of narrow-angle glaucoma
  • Renal and hepatic impairment
  • Children less than 2 years
  • Lactation

Do not use Alimemazine in people with the following conditions:

  • Epilepsy
  • Parkinsonism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Prostatic hypertrophy
  • History of narrow-angle glaucoma
  • Renal and hepatic impairment
  • Children less than 2 years
  • Lactation

Take extra caution in patients with the following medical conditions:

  • Patient withvolume depletion
  • Heart disease
  • Chronic constipation
  • Pyloroduodenal obstruction
  • Urinary retention
  • History of seizure
  • Children and the elderly
  • Pregnancy

Interactions

Alimemazine may interact with the following medicines:

  • Anxiolytics
  • Hypnotics
  • Opiates
  • Antiparkinson agents
  • Amphetamine
  • Levodopa
  • Clonidine
  • Guanethidine
  • Epinephrine
  • Hypoglycaemic agents

If you think you have used Alimemazine more than the usual dosage, please seek medical help immediately. Signs of overdose include:

  • Drowsiness
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Hypo-tension
  • Tachycardia
  • ECG changes
  • Ventricular arrhythmia
  • Generalizedcirculatory collapse

Available Brands:

  • Nedeltran
  • Panectyl
  • Repeltin
  • Therafene
  • Theraligene
  • Theralen
  • Theralene
  • Vallergan
  • Vanectyl
  • Temaril

 

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