Generic Name: Iyafin junior Brand Name(s): Generics only. No brands available.

Uses

What is Iyafin Junior®® used for?

Iyafin Junior® is commonly used for the treatment of runny nose, sneezing, itching, and watery eyes caused by allergies, the common cold, or the flu.

How should I take Iyafin Junior®?

Take Iyafin Junior® by mouth and exactly as directed. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than directed on the package label or recommended by your doctor. It may be taken with or without food.

How do I store Iyafin Junior®?

Iyafin Junior® is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Iyafin Junior® in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Iyafin Junior® that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush Iyafin Junior® down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using Iyafin Junior®?

Before using this drug, tell your doctor if:

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
  • You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
  • You have allergy with any of active or inactive ingredients of Iyafin Junior® or other medications.
  • You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.
  • You are or were taking MAOIs (antidepressants group monoamine oxidase inhibitors) within 14 days prior.
  • You plan to use the drug for children or the elderly.
  • You are, or have had the illness following: urinary retention, cardiac arrhythmias, asthma , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), bladder neck obstruction, gastrointestinal obstruction, cardiovascular disease , diabetes , disease closed-angle glaucoma.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There isn’t enough information about the safety of using Iyafin Junior® during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking Iyafin Junior®.

Side effects

What side effects can occur from Iyafin Junior®?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using Iyafin Junior® and call your doctor at once if you have: fast or uneven heart rate; mood changes; tremor, seizure (convulsions); easy bruising or bleeding, unusual weakness; feeling short of breath; or little or no urinating.

Common side effects may include: dizziness, drowsiness; dry mouth, nose, or throat; constipation; blurred vision; or feeling nervous or restless.

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Interactions

What drugs may interact with Iyafin Junior®?

Iyafin Junior® may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.

Does food or alcohol interact with Iyafin Junior®?

Iyafin Junior® may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with Iyafin Junior®?

Iyafin Junior® may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Iyafin Junior®.

What is the dose of Iyafin Junior® for an adult?

Usual Adult Dose for Allergic Rhinitis:

Tablets or syrup: 4 mg orally every 4 to 6 hours.

Sustained-release: 8 to 16 mg orally every 8 to 12 hours as needed or 16 mg orally once a day as needed. Maximum dose 32 mg/day.

Usual Adult Dose for Cold Symptoms:

Tablets or syrup: 4 mg orally every 4 to 6 hours.

Sustained-release: 8 to 16 mg orally every 8 to 12 hours as needed or 16 mg orally once a day as needed.

Maximum dose 32 mg/day.

Usual Adult Dose for Urticaria:

Tablets or syrup: 4 mg orally every 4 to 6 hours.

Sustained-release: 8 to 16 mg orally every 8 to 12 hours as needed or 16 mg orally once a day as needed.

Maximum dose 32 mg/day.

Usual Adult Dose for Allergic Reaction:

Injectable solution:

  • Allergic reactions to blood or plasma infusions: 10 to 20 mg by intravenous, intramuscular, or subcutaneous injection as a single dose.
  • Anaphylaxis: 10 to 20 mg intravenous injection as a single dose.
  • Uncomplicated Allergic Conditions: 5 to 20 mg by intravenous, intramuscular, or subcutaneous injection as a single dose.
  • Maximum dose by injection is 40 mg/day.

Tablets or syrup:

  • 4 mg orally every 4 to 6 hours.
  • Sustained-release: 8 to 16 mg orally every 8 to 12 hours as needed or 16 mg orally once a day as needed.
  • Maximum dose 32 mg/day.

What is the dose of Iyafin Junior® for a child?

Usual Pediatric Dose for Allergic Rhinitis:

3 months to 5 months:

  • Sustained-release syrup: 0.5 mg orally every 12 hours.

6 months to 8 months:

  • Sustained-release syrup: 1 mg orally every 12 hours.

9 months to 18 months:

  • Sustained-release syrup: 1 to 1.5 mg orally every 12 hours.

18 months to 6 years:

  • Sustained-release syrup: 2 mg orally every 12 hours.

2 to 5 years:

  • Tablets or syrup: 1 mg every 4 to 6 hours.
  • Sustained-release: 2 mg orally two times a day, not to exceed 8 mg in 24 hours.
  • Maximum dose 6 mg/day.

6 to 11 years:

  • Tablets or syrup: 2 mg every 4 to 6 hours.
  • Sustained-release: 4 to 8 mg orally two times a day, not to exceed 16 mg in 24 hours or 8 mg orally at bedtime or during the day as indicated.
  • Maximum dose 16 mg/day.

12 years or older:

  • Tablets or syrup: 4 mg orally every 4 to 6 hours.
  • Sustained-release: 8 to 16 mg orally every 8 to 12 hours as needed or 16 mg orally once a day as needed
  • Maximum dose 32 mg/day.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Cold Symptoms:

3 months to 5 months:

  • Sustained-release syrup: 0.5 mg orally every 12 hours.

6 months to 8 months:

  • Sustained-release syrup: 1 mg orally every 12 hours.

9 months to 18 months:

  • Sustained-release syrup: 1 to 1.5 mg orally every 12 hours.

18 months to 6 years:

  • Sustained-release syrup: 2 mg orally every 12 hours.

2 to 5 years:

  • Tablets or syrup: 1 mg every 4 to 6 hours.
  • Sustained-release: 2 mg orally two times a day, not to exceed 8 mg in 24 hours.
  • Maximum dose 6 mg/day.

6 to 11 years:

  • Tablets or syrup: 2 mg every 4 to 6 hours.
  • Sustained-release: 4 to 8 mg orally two times a day, not to exceed 16 mg in 24 hours or 8 mg orally at bedtime or during the day as indicated.
  • Maximum dose 16 mg/day.

12 years or older:

  • Tablets or syrup: 4 mg orally every 4 to 6 hours.
  • Sustained-release: 8 to 16 mg orally every 8 to 12 hours as needed or 16 mg orally once a day as needed
  • Maximum dose 32 mg/day.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Urticaria:

3 months to 5 months:

  • Sustained-release syrup: 0.5 mg orally every 12 hours.

6 months to 8 months:

  • Sustained-release syrup: 1 mg orally every 12 hours.

9 months to 18 months:

  • Sustained-release syrup: 1 to 1.5 mg orally every 12 hours.

18 months to 6 years:

  • Sustained-release syrup: 2 mg orally every 12 hours.

2 to 5 years:

  • Tablets or syrup: 1 mg every 4 to 6 hours.
  • Sustained-release: 2 mg orally two times a day, not to exceed 8 mg in 24 hours.
  • Maximum dose 6 mg/day.

6 to 11 years:

  • Tablets or syrup: 2 mg every 4 to 6 hours.
  • Sustained-release: 4 to 8 mg orally two times a day, not to exceed 16 mg in 24 hours or 8 mg orally at bedtime or during the day as indicated.
  • Maximum dose 16 mg/day.

12 years or older:

  • Tablets or syrup: 4 mg orally every 4 to 6 hours.
  • Sustained-release: 8 to 16 mg orally every 8 to 12 hours as needed or 16 mg orally once a day as needed
  • Maximum dose 32 mg/day.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Allergic Reaction:

Injectable solution:

2 years to 11 years:

  • 35 mg/kg/day in divided doses every 4 to 6 hours as needed.

12 years or older:

  • Allergic reactions to blood or plasma infusions: 10 to 20 mg by intravenous, intramuscular, or subcutaneous injection as a single dose.
  • Anaphylaxis: 10 to 20 mg intravenous injection as a single dose.
  • Uncomplicated Allergic Conditions: 5 to 20 mg by intravenous, intramuscular, or subcutaneous injection as a single dose.
  • Maximum dose by injection is 40 mg/day.

Tablets or syrup:

2 to 5 years:

  • 1 mg every 4 to 6 hours.
  • Maximum dose 6 mg/day.
  • Sustained-release: 2 mg orally two times a day, not to exceed 8 mg in 24 hours.

6 to 11 years:

  • 2 mg every 4 to 6 hours.
  • Sustained-release: 4 to 8 mg orally two times a day, not to exceed 16 mg in 24 hours or 8 mg at bedtime or during the day as indicated.
  • Maximum dose 16 mg/day. 12 years or older: 4 mg orally every 4 to 6 hours.
  • Sustained-release: 8 to 16 mg orally every 8 to 12 hours as needed or 16 mg orally once a day as needed Maximum dose 32 mg/day.

How is Iyafin Junior® available?

Iyafin Junior® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Syrup
  • Tablet

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of Iyafin Junior®, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Review Date: September 3, 2017 | Last Modified: September 3, 2017

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