Carbinoxamine Maleate is a prescription used to relieve symptoms of hay fever, allergy, and the common cold. These symptoms are:
- Watery eyes
- Runny nose
- Itchy eyes, throat
Hay fever is an allergic reaction to environmental allergens like dust mite, pollens, or animal hair. An allergy is an immune system response to a foreign substance that is not typically harmful to your body.
How does Carbinoxamine Maleate work?
Carbinoxamine Maleate works by blocking a certain natural substance which is histamine. It is made by your body during an allergic reaction. By blocking another natural substance made by your body, it helps to dry up some body fluids. It is to relieve symptoms such as the runny nose and watery eyes.
Why use Carbinoxamine Maleate?
Carbinoxamine Maleate is an antihistamine medication. This helps to reduce the effects of the natural chemical histamine in the body. Carbinoxamine Maleate is the active ingredient of Karbinal ER, it’s brand name. Each 5 ml extended-release oral suspension of Karbinal ER contains Carbinoxamine Maleate complexed with polistirex equivalent to 4 mg. This medication is freely soluble in water. This has already been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
How to use Carbinoxamine Maleate?
Carbinoxamine Maleate is to be taken exactly as it is prescribed by your doctor. Do not take it more than or more often that it is directed by your doctor. The dosage depends on the condition, response, and age.
This medication may be taken with food or milk if stomach upset occurs. For the best benefit, take it regularly. To help you remember, take it at the same time every day. Let your doctor know if you condition persists or get worse.
What are the side effects of Carbinoxamine Maleate?
- Little or no urination
- Tightness in your chest
- Easy bruising or bleeding
- Dark colored urine
- Weakness or confusion
- Upset stomach
- Loss of coordination
- Dry mouth or nose
Warnings and Precautions
- Do not use this to treat cold symptoms in children younger than 6 years unless it is directed by your doctor.
- You should not use this to make a child sleepy.
- Tell your doctor if you have a medical history or current medications.
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding women, consult your doctor first.
- Never use this to treat other condition.
- Keep this a dry and clean place to avoid some contaminations.