Generic Name: Triaminic Brand Name(s): Triaminic.

Uses

What is Triaminic® used for?

Triaminic® is commonly used for temporarily relieving:

  • Sneezing, itchy nose or throat
  • Runny nose
  • Itchy, watery eyes due to hay fever
  • Nasal and sinus congestion

How should I take Triaminic®?

Consult your doctor for further information.

How do I store Triaminic®?

Triaminic® is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Triaminic® in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Triaminic® 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 Triaminic® 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 Triaminic®?

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 Triaminic® or other medications.
  • You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.

Do not use in a child who is taking a prescription monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) (certain drugs for depression, psychiatric or emotional conditions, or Parkinson’s disease), or for 2 weeks after stopping the MAOI drug. If you do not know if the child’s prescription drug contains an MAOI, ask a doctor or pharmacist before giving this product.

When using this product:

  • Do not exceed recommended dosage
  • May cause drowsiness
  • Sedatives and tranquilizers may increase drowsiness
  • Excitability may occur, especially in children

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

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

Side effects

What side effects can occur from Triaminic®?

Stop use and ask a doctor if:

  • Nervousness, dizziness, or sleeplessness occurs
  • Symptoms do not improve within 7 days or occur with a fever. These could be signs of a serious condition.

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 Triaminic®?

Triaminic® 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.

Products that may interact with this drug are:

  • Sedatives
  • Tranquilizers

Does food or alcohol interact with Triaminic®?

Triaminic® 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 Triaminic®?

Triaminic® 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.

Health conditions that may interact with this drug are:

  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Thyroid disease
  • Diabetes
  • Glaucoma
  • A breathing problem such as chronic bronchitis

Dosage

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

What is the dose of Triaminic® for an adult?

Take every 4 to 6 hours; not to exceed 4 doses in 24 hours or as directed by a doctor.

What is the dose of Triaminic® for a child?

Children 6 to under 12 years of age: 2 teaspoons

Children under 6 years of age: ask a doctor

How is Triaminic® available?

Triaminic® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Tablet
  • Liquid

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 Triaminic®, 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: November 28, 2017 | Last Modified: November 28, 2017

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