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Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis, Perennial Allergic Rhinitis, Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria, and Pruritus. It is also used in allergen induced asthma.
Dosage and Administration:
Administered with or without food. Adults and Children 6 years and older : Tablet: 1 tablet daily. Syrup: 2 teaspoonfuls once daily or 1 teaspoonful twice daily. In patients with decreased renal function (Creatinine clearance 11-31 ml/min), patients on emodialysis (Creatinine clearance less than 7 ml/min) and in hepatically impaired atients , a dose of 1/2 tablet or 1 teaspoonful once daily is recommended. Children 2-6 years : Syrup: 1 teaspoonful once daily or 1/2 teaspoonful twice daily. Children 6 months - <2 years : Syrup: 1/2 teaspoonful once daily. The mg once daily for three consecutive days.Giardiasis - 400 mg once daily for five days. Hydatid disease (Echinococcosis) - 400 mg twice daily for 28 days. For cystic echinococcosis the 28-days course may be repeated after 14 days without treatment to a total of three treatment cycles. For alveolar echinococcosis, 400 mg twice daily for 28 days followed by 14 days without treatment may need to continue for months or years.
Contraindication & Precaution:
Should only be used in the treatment of echinococcosis if there is constant medical supervision with regular monitoring of serum transaminase concentrations and of leucocyte and platelet counts.
Epigastric pain, diarrhoea, headache, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, constipation, pruritis & dry mouth.
Use in Pregnancy & Lactation:
Should not be administered during pregnancy & in women thought to be pregnant.
For children of 12 months & above.