What is Mizollen® (mizolastine) used for?
Mizollen® is an antihistamine. It is commonly used for relieve symptoms of hay fever (seasonal allergic rhinitis), nasal allergies, and other allergic reactions causing irritation of the eyes and nose (perennial allergic rhinoconjunctivitis).
How should I take Mizollen® (mizolastine)?
Take Mizollen® by mouth usually once a day with plenty of water. Use it for the duration of the prescription in order to get the most benefit from it.
Remember to use it at the same time each day – unless specifically told not to by your doctor.
It may take up to an hour before the full benefit of this drug takes effect.
Administer it with a sufficient quantity of water. Patients may take it alongside or after food, whichever is most convenient.
How do I store Mizollen® (mizolastine)?
Mizollen® is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Mizollen® in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Mizollen® 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 Mizollen® 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 Mizollen® (mizolastine)?
Mizolastine may cause blood sugar or salt level changes in certain patients, as well as other potential reactions. Because of this, blood tests may be ordered by your physician while taking the medicine, so as to monitor your symptoms.
Even though it is a non-drowsy antihistamine, this does not entirely rule out the possibility of drowsiness, and a small number of patients may still be affected.
Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
There isn’t enough information about the safety of using this medication during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking this medication.
What side effects can occur from Mizollen® (mizolastine) ?
Some side effects can occur when using this drug, including:
- Dry mouth
- Lack of energy
- Stomach pain
- Increased appetite associated with weight gain
Tell your doctor immediately if you develop any of the following symptoms:
- Difficulty in breathing or wheezing
- Worsening asthma
- Palpitations (an irregular, hard, or rapid heartbeat)
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.
What drugs may interact with Mizollen® (mizolastine)?
Mizollen® 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.
These products may include:
- A macrolide antibiotic such as erythromycin, clarithromycin, azithromycin
- An imidazole antifungal drug, such as ketoconazole, fluconazole, itraconazole
- Cimetidine (used to treat stomach ulcers)
- Ciclosporin (an immunosuppressant)
- Nifedipine (used to treat high blood pressure or heart disease)
Does food or alcohol interact with Mizollen® (mizolastine)?
Mizollen® 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 Mizollen® (mizolastine)?
Mizollen® 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.
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Mizollen® (mizolastine).
What is the dose of Mizollen® (mizolastine) for an adult?
The recommended dose is 10mg (one tablet) per day.
However, it is very important to remember that the dosage recommended by your physician at the time of diagnosis must not be exceeded, as this could put you at risk of serious reactions.
What is the dose of Mizollen® (mizolastine) for a child?
The dosage has not been established in pediatric patients. It may be unsafe for your child. It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
How is Mizollen® (mizolastine) available?
Mizollen® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:
- Tablet; Oral; Mizolastine 10 mg
- Tablet, Prolonged Release; Oral; Mizolastine 10 mg
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 Mizollen®, 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.
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Review Date: March 25, 2017 | Last Modified: September 12, 2019
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