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USES: Terfenadine is an antihistamine which provides relief from symptoms of allergies such as rash, hives, watery eyes, runny runny nose, itching eyes and sneezing.
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Terfenadine is an antihistamine which provides relief from symptoms of allergies such as rash, hives, watery eyes, runny runny nose, itching eyes and sneezing.
- Do not take this medication for several days before allergy testing since test results can be affected.
- Do not share this drug with others.
- Store at room temperature and keep away from moisture and sunlight.
- Do not store in the bathroom.
- Terfenadine may be taken with food or milk to prevent stomach upset.
- This medication may cause headache and mild stomach upset.
- These effects should subside as your body adjusts to the medication.
- Inform your doctor should they persist.
- Unlikely, but notify your doctor immediately if you feel faint, dizzy or develop an irregular heartbeat, abdominal pain, light-colored stools or yellowing of the eyes or skin.
- Terfenadine does not usually cause drowsiness when used at recommended doses and under normal circumstances.
- However, be sure of the drug's effects before engaging in activities that require alertness.
- If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
- Do not take for several days before allergy testing as test results can be affected.
- Before taking terfenadine, tell your doctor if you have liver disease, asthma or lung disease, glaucoma, an enlarged prostate gland, heart disease, high blood pressure, an overactive thyroid gland, stomach ulcers, urinary tract blockage or kidney disease.
- This drug should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy.
- Because this medication appears in breast milk, consult with your doctor before breast-feeding.
- If you are on a regular dosing schedule, take the missed dose as soon as possible but not if it is almost time for the next dose.
- If it is time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your regular schedule.
- Do not "double-up" the dose.
- Before using this drug, tell your doctor of all drugs you may use (both prescription and nonprescription) especially of erythromycin or drugs related to it (e.g., clarithromycin, troleandomycin), azole antifungals (e.g., ketoconazole, itraconazole), mibefradil, protease inhibitors (e.g., ritonavir, saquinavir), SSRI antidepressants (e.g., fluvoxamine, sertraline), nefazodone, zileuton and of drugs that may affect the heart by prolonging the QT interval (e.g., astemizole, cisapride, grepafloxacin, sparfloxacin; phenothiazines such as chlorpromazine; tricyclic antidepressants such as amitriptyline).
- Avoid grapefruit juice while using this medication unless your doctor instructs you otherwise.
- Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.