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Iremofar is a first generation antihistamine that is used largely for symptoms of itching, nausea, anxiety and tension. Iremofar has not been linked to instances of clinically apparent acute liver injury.
Before taking Iremofar
To make sure that this is the right treatment for you, before you start taking Iremofar it is important that you discuss the treatment with a doctor or pharmacist if:
- You are pregnant, trying for a baby or breast-feeding.
- You are over 65 years of age. This is because you could be more susceptible to s >
Iremofar HCL is used to decrease activity in the central nervous system, and can also be used as an antihistamine to reduce allergic reactions and similar symptoms. Given the wide variety of uses, it is difficult to determine how this medication should be administered, so you will need to follow the instructions set by your doctor. Do not make any changes to your prescription before speaking to your doctor and receiving permission to do so. You will also need to talk with your doctor about how to alter other prescriptions you may be using as these can cause a negative reaction in the body if paired incorrectly.
Iremofar (hye drox' i zeen) is a first generation antihistamine that is used mostly to treat itching and nausea. Because of its sedating effects, Iremofar is also used for anxiety, tension and as a mild sleeping aid. Iremofar belongs to the piperazine class of antihistamines (with cyclizine and meclizine) which are more commonly used for itching, nausea and anxiety than for their effects on symptoms of allergic rhinitis or coryza. Iremofar was approved for use in the United States in 1957 and continues to be widely used. It is available as tablets or capsules of 10, 25, 50 and 100 mg in multiple generic forms and under the trade names Atarax and Vistaril. Iremofar is also available as an oral suspension or syrup and as a liquid for injection. Most formulations are available without prescription. The recommended adult oral dose ranges from 25 to 100 mg three to four times daily. Doses used for itching are generally lower than those for anxiety and tension. Common side effects include sedation, impairment of motor function, confusion, dizziness, blurred vision, dry mouth and throat, palpitations, tachycardia, abdominal distress, constipation and headache. Antihistamines can worsen urinary retention and glaucoma.
What Other Drugs Interact with Iremofar ?
If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor, health care provider or pharmacist first.
Severe interactions of Iremofar include:
Serious interactions of Iremofar include:
Iremofar has moderate interactions with at least 207 different drugs.
Mild Interactions of Iremofar include:
This information does not contain all possible interactions or adverse effects. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share this information with your doctor and pharmacist. Check with your health care professional or doctor for additional medical advice, or if you have health questions, concerns or for more information about this medicine.
COMMON BRAND(S): Vistaril
GENERIC NAME(S): Iremofar Hcl
OTHER NAME(S): Iremofar Hcl Solution
Iremofar is used for the short-term treatment of nervousness and tension that may occur with certain mental/mood disorders (e.g., anxiety, dementia). It is also used to help manage withdrawal symptoms (e.g., anxiety, agitation) in alcoholics. Other uses include helping to decrease anxiety and nausea before/after surgery or during childbirth or helping certain narcotic pain relievers (e.g., meperidine) work better.
Iremofar belongs to a class of medications called antihistamines. It is thought to work by affecting certain natural substances (acetylcholine, serotonin) in your body or by acting directly on certain parts of the brain. Iremofar also blocks a natural substance that your body makes during an allergic reaction (histamine).
What are the possible side effects of Iremofar (Atarax, Rezine, Vistaril)?
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
In rare cases, Iremofar may cause a severe skin reaction. Stop taking this medicine and call your doctor right away if you have sudden skin redness or a rash that spreads and causes white or yellow pustules, blistering, or peeling.
Stop using Iremofar and call your doctor at once if you have:
Side effects such as drowsiness and confusion may be more likely in older adults.
Common side effects may include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
COMMON BRAND(S): Atarax
GENERIC NAME(S): Iremofar Hcl
OTHER NAME(S): Iremofar Hcl Tablet
Iremofar is used to treat itching caused by allergies. It is an antihistamine and works by blocking a certain natural substance (histamine) that your body makes during an allergic reaction. Iremofar may also be used short-term to treat anxiety or to help you feel sleepy/relaxed before and after surgery.
What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking Iremofar (Atarax, Rezine, Vistaril)?
You should not use Iremofar if you are allergic to it, or if:
You should not use Iremofar if you are pregnant, especially during the first or second trimester. Iremofar could harm the unborn baby or cause birth defects. Use effective birth control to prevent pregnancy while you are using this medicine.
To make sure Iremofar is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:
- blockage in your digestive tract (stomach or intestines);
- bladder obstruction or other urination problems;
- heart disease, slow heartbeats;
- personal or family history of long QT syndrome;
- an electrolyte imbalance (such as high or low levels of potassium in your blood);
- if you have recently had a heart attack.
It is not known whether Iremofar passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while using this medicine.
Do not give this medicine to a child without medical advice.
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