What is Betarhin used for
Betarhin is used to treat hay fever (allergy to pollen, dust, or other substances in the air) and allergy to other substances (such as dust mites, animal dander, cockroaches, and molds) or allergy symptoms such as allergic conjunctivitis (red, itchy eye), eczema and hives. Betarhin is also used for reactions to insect bites and stings and for some food allergies and the symptoms of common cold. These symptoms include sneezing; runny nose; itchy, red, watery eyes; and itchy nose or throat. Betarhin is also used to treat itching and redness caused by hives. However, Betarhin does not prevent hives or other allergic skin reactions.
Betarhin is also available in combination with pseudoephedrine (Sudafed, others). If you are taking the Betarhin and pseudoephedrine combination product, read the information on the package label or ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
- Do NOT use Betarhin to treat hives that are bruised or blistered, that are an unusual color, or that do not itch. Call your doctor if you have these types of hives.
Betarhin may be prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Stop taking Betarhin and see your doctor if your hives do not improve during the first 3 days of your treatment or if your hives last longer than 6 weeks. If you do not know the cause of your hives, see your doctor.
If you are taking Betarhin to treat hives, and you develop any of the following symptoms, get emergency medical help right away:
- difficulty swallowing, speaking, or breathing;
- swelling in and around the mouth or swelling of the tongue;
- wheezing; drooling; dizziness; or loss of consciousness.
These may be symptoms of a life-threatening allergic reaction called anaphylaxis. If your doctor suspects that you may experience anaphylaxis with your hives, he may prescribe an epinephrine injector (EpiPen). Do not use Betarhin in place of the epinephrine injector.
Check the ingredients
Don’t use Betarhin if you have ever had an allergic reaction to it or to any of the ingredients in it. Also, steer clear of Betarhin if you are allergic to any antihistamine that contains hydroxyzine.
What is Betarhin?
Betarhin is an antihistamine that reduces the natural chemical histamine in the body. Histamine can produce symptoms of sneezing, itching, watery eyes, and runny nose. It is used to treat cold or allergy symptoms such as sneezing, itching, watery eyes, or runny nose.
Betarhin is also used to treat itching and swelling caused by hives.
Betarhin may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
COMMON BRAND(S): Zyrtec
GENERIC NAME(S): Betarhin
OTHER NAME(S): Betarhin Tablet
Betarhin is an antihistamine used to relieve allergy symptoms such as watery eyes, runny nose, itching eyes/nose, sneezing, hives, and itching. It works by blocking a certain natural substance (histamine) that your body makes during an allergic reaction.
Betarhin does not prevent hives or prevent/treat a serious allergic reaction (such as anaphylaxis). Therefore, if your doctor has prescribed epinephrine to treat allergic reactions, always carry your epinephrine injector with you. Do not use Betarhin in place of your epinephrine.
Betarhin has not been adequately evaluated in pregnant women. Available evidence suggests that risk to the developing fetus is low.
Betarhin is excreted in human breast milk.
Can I take Betarhin with other hay fever treatments?
Yes, it’s fine to take Betarhin together with other hay fever treatments, for example steroid nasal sprays (such as Beconase, Rhinacort Aqua and Flixonase Nasules) or eye drops.
How to take Betarhin
You can take Betarhin with or without food.
Always take Betarhin tablets or capsules with a drink of water, milk or juice. Swallow them whole. Do not chew them.
Betarhin liquid may be easier for children to take than tablets or capsules. The liquid medicine will come with a plastic syringe or spoon to help you measure out the right dose. If you don’t have a syringe or spoon, ask your pharmacist for one. Do not use a kitchen teaspoon as it will not give the right amount.
What if I take too much Betarhin?
Betarhin is generally very safe. Taking too much is unlikely to harm you or your child.
If you take an extra dose by mistake, you might get some of the common side effects. If this happens or you’re concerned, contact your doctor.