What is Elina (Mizolastine) used for?
Elina (Mizolastine) is an oral antihistamine prescribed for the treatment of seasonal allergies as well as those caused by allergens such as pet hair, dust mites, or pollen. The medication operates by preventing the action of histamines in the body that cause irritation and swelling in response to allergens. This makes it useful for relieving the symptoms of these conditions such as sneezing, sinus pain, sore throat, coughing, or runny nose. Your doctor may prescribe this medication to be used along with others or for the treatment of other similar conditions.
How should I use Elina (Mizolastine)?
Elina (Mizolastine) is normally taken once daily, but your individual directions will be determined by your doctor based on your age, weight, current health, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a full glass of water and may be taken with or without food, although a snack or meal is suggested before use if you get an upset stomach. Do not split or chew the tablets prior to use to avoid unintentionally destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Ask your doctor or pharmacist any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Elina (Mizolastine)?
Some patients using Elina (Mizolastine) may experience side effects such as:
Stop using the medication and contact your doctor as soon as possible if any serious or worrying side effects occur such as faintness, chest pain, arrhythmias, depression, anxiety, or signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, rashes, swelling, or difficulty breathing. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced frequency of administration, or immediate medical attention in serious cases to prevent further complications from occurring.
Elina (Mizolastine) should not be used by patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, taking macrolide antibiotics, lactose intolerant, or who have heart disease, slowed heart beat, an electrolyte imbalance, or severely reduced liver functions. It is also suggested to have a body check performed before beginning use to make sure you do not have any underlying health conditions that may cause unexpected health problems during treatment.
Strictly use Elina (Mizolastine) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Elina (Mizolastine) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.