Before taking this medicine
Before taking Rhinodina, tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions.
FDA pregnancy category B. This medication is not expected to be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment. Rhinodina can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Do not use Rhinodina without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Older adults may need to take a lower than normal dose. Follow your doctor's instructions.
When to take Rhinodina
You may only need to take Rhinodina on a day you have symptoms, such as if you’ve been exposed to a trigger like animal hair. Or you may need to take it regularly to prevent symptoms, such as to stop hay fever during spring and summer.
How long should I take Rhinodina for?
It depends on why you’re taking Rhinodina.
You may only need to take it for a short time or as a one-off dose. For example, if you have a reaction to an insect bite, you may only need to take Rhinodina for a day or 2.
You may need to take Rhinodina for longer if you’re taking it to prevent symptoms – for example, to stop hay fever when the pollen count is high.
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you’re unsure how long you need to take Rhinodina for.
How to take Rhinodina
You can take Rhinodina with or without food.
Always take Rhinodina tablets or capsules with a drink of water, milk or juice. Swallow them whole. Do not chew them.
Rhinodina 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.
Rhinodina is an allergy medication that you can buy over-the-counter at a pharmacy. That is, you don’t need a prescription. The medication comes in capsules, tablets, and a syrup. You typically take it just once per day, and it begins to work quickly. It’s inexpensive, too — usually less than $1 per day for brand-name versions (Zyrtec, Aller-Tec, and Alleroff), and even less for generic products.
Generally, Rhinodina is a safe and effective drug, but you should be aware of certain warnings and precautions when taking this drug. Learn how this drug works, what it’s used for, and how to take it safely.
If you have year-round symptoms, or seasonal allergies like hay fever, your doctor may recommend Rhinodina. Rhinodina may help relieve these allergy symptoms, but it doesn’t prevent them.
When you come in contact with allergens, your body produces a chemical called histamine. Histamine causes most of the symptoms related to allergic reactions. Rhinodina is an antihistamine. It blocks the effects of histamine.
Rhinodina helps relieve mild to moderate allergy symptoms, such as:
- runny nose
- itchy or watery eyes
- itchy throat or nose
These reactions can happen after you touch or inhale allergens such as plant pollen, mold, or pet dander. Allergies usually affect your nose, sinuses, throat, and other areas of your upper respiratory system.
Rhinodina also helps relieve hives. They are itchy, raised rashes on the skin. Hives often occur with food or medication allergies.
Adults and children 2 years and older can take the syrup, which is fruit flavored. Adults and children 6 years and older and take the capsules and tablets.
The usual dosage for adults younger than 65 and children who are 6 years and older is one 10-milligram (mg) dose per day. You shouldn’t take more than 10 mg in 24 hours. Your doctor may recommend a 5-mg dose once or twice per day if your allergies are mild.
Talk to your doctor about dosage for people who:
- are 2 to 6 years old
- are older than 65 years
- have liver or k >
Rhinodina is a newer, second-generation antihistamine. Unlike first-generation antihistamines, Rhinodina is less likely to cause side effects such as dangerous drowsiness, dry mouth, blurred vision, and overheating.
That said, Rhinodina can cause adverse effects, such as:
- excessive tiredness
- dry mouth
- stomach pain
Tell your doctor about any unexpected side effects that you have while taking Rhinodina. Also, discuss any ongoing or bothersome side effects. These effects are usually not emergencies.
Can I take Rhinodina with painkillers?
Yes, you can take Rhinodina together with Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin (ibuprofen).