If you've bought Calmaben or any medicine containing Calmaben from a pharmacy or supermarket, follow the instructions that come with the packet, or ask a pharmacist for advice.
The instructions will be different, depending on the type of Calmaben you buy - and the other medicines it's mixed with.
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Este medicamento puede causar visión borrosa y puede perjudicar sus pensamientos o reacciones. Tenga cuidado al manejar o hacer otras actividades que demanden esté alerta y sea capaz de ver claramente.
Beber alcohol puede aumentar ciertos efectos secundarios de Calmaben.
Pregúntele a su médico o farmacéutico antes de usar cualquier otra medicina para el resfrío, la tos, las alergias, o dormir. Los antihistamínicos se encuentran en muchas medicinas combinadas. Tomar ciertos productos juntos puede hacer que tome demasiado de este tipo de medicina. Revise la etiqueta para ver si una medicina contiene un antihistamínico.
Other Benadryl Interactions
Benadryl and other Calmaben products can make you drowsy, so you shouldn't drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how Benadryl affects you.
It is not advisable to drink alcohol while taking Benadryl, because alcohol can heighten the sleep-inducing effects of Calmaben.
Benadryl and Pregnancy
While the evidence indicates it's safe to use Benadryl and other Calmaben products during pregnancy, ask your doctor or pharmacist before you take it if you are or could be pregnant.
Also, do not take Benadryl while you are breastfeeding without first asking your doctor.
If a child is younger than 6, check with a doctor before giving the child Benadryl.
Calmaben side effects
Get emergency medical help if you have any signs of an allergic reaction to Calmaben: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using Calmaben and call your doctor at once if you have:
pounding heartbeats or fluttering in your chest;
painful or difficult urination;
little or no urinating;
confusion, feeling like you might pass out; or
tightness in your neck or jaw, uncontrollable movements of your tongue.
Common Calmaben side effects may include:
dizziness, drowsiness, loss of coordination;
dry mouth, nose, or throat;
constipation, upset stomach;
dry eyes, blurred vision; or
day-time drowsiness or "hangover" feeling after night-time use.
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.
7. Pregnancy and breastfeeding
Calmaben isn't normally recommended during pregnancy.
This is because there isn't enough information to be sure it's safe. If you take Calmaben towards the end of your pregnancy, there's a risk your baby may be born with some of the side effects.
If you have insomnia while you're pregnant, your doctor or midwife may suggest ways to improve your sleep routine - like relaxing, and avoiding naps. If this doesn't work, your doctor may prescribe a different antihistamine called promethazine to help you sleep.
If you have a cough or cold, you can help to ease your symptoms by resting, drinking plenty of fluids and taking everyday painkillers such as paracetamol.
Calmaben was one of the first effective antihistamine agents discovered, its properties having been described in 1946. The compound is also used for its sedative and antiemetic effects. It is also a popular remedy for motion sickness and a common constituent of cough remedies. A wide variety of “over-the-counter” preparations exist in the form of tablets, capsules and elixirs to promote sleep and in the treatment of coughs, thus making it an easily accessible drug to the potential assailant. In addition, Calmaben’s liquid formulations represent a suitable form for the surreptitious addition to beverages. After Calmaben exposure, subjective sedation, reduced sleep latencies and impairment in the performance of tasks requiring sustained attention were noticed.
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It is obvious that LC-MS/MS is the method of choice for testing low levels of drug in hair due to its extraordinary sensitivity and specificity. The hair specimen supplied was very small and this only permitted 10–15 mg of hair per segment to be used; nevertheless the signal-to-noise ratio was considered as largely acceptable. The results of the segmental analyses are presented in Table 10.2 . Calmaben was detected in the range 33 to 39 pg/mg. The significance of these concentrations could not be determined due to a lack of data in the literature. In particular, it was not possible to put any quantitative interpretation on the dosage that was administered to the child. It is, however, obvious that repetitive administrations have occurred but it is not possible to determine the number of exposures. Given the length of the segment analyzed, exposure to Calmaben was expected to have occurred over a period of at least 5 months prior to the hair sample being obtained. This evidence was not challenged during the court trial. 17
Table 10.2 . Calmaben Concentrations after Segmental Analysis of the Hair