Generic Tavist is frequently prescribed for prevention and treatment of hay fever signs, symptoms of upper respiratory allergies and common cold. So, you may take generic Travist if you have running or itching nose, itchy or watery eyes, cough and sneezing. Travist belongs to the group of antihistaminic drugs that controls the effect of chemical histamine that occurs in your body naturally.
By this means the remedy prevents the organism’s various allergic reactions.
Tavist is available in the form of tablets and liquid solution. Both are taken orally. The active ingredient, that every generic Travist pill contains, is Clemastine fumarate.
Drivers and machinery operators should discard the medication or take it with caution as it may affect the possibility for concentration and cause drowsiness and dizziness. That’s why it is strictly recommended not to drive a car while taking generic Tavist. Also, try to avoid drinking alcohol if you take this drug as it may aggravate the drowsiness and dizziness.
You shouldn’t take generic Tavist if you are on monoamine oxidase inhibitors (including Marplan, Nardil and Parnate) and have taken the latter within the last two weeks. These remedies may cause dangerous adverse effects as they interact with each other. Besides, it is worth of informing your medical specialist about all the medicines you have to take to treat other disorders.
There are some things for you to be discussed with your healthcare provider. First of all, you must notify him if you have high eye pressure or glaucoma, a stomach ulcer, hypertension or heart problems of any kind, asthma, bladder problems or difficulty urinating. Because it may happen that the use of the drug is contra-indicated to you. Special dosage conditions are possible as well as special control while taking Generic Tavist at the doctor’s option.
If you are pregnant or have a suckling baby, it is better to talk to a medical specialist first before taking Tavist. The medicine’s active components may penetrate into breast milk and cause serious side effects as babies are more susceptive to antihistamines’ side influence.
Patients should take the medicine as it is directed by a doctor. Do not miss doses. Make it up as soon as you realized it. But don’t take it if it is almost the time for a scheduled dose. You should take a double dose only if it is recommended by your pharmacist. As a rule, generic Tavist is washed down with a full glass of water after or before meals. The latter condition should be discussed with your doctor. Do not increase or reduce the dose prescribed. If you notice such conditions as confusion, dry mouth, insomnia, somnolency, ringing in the ears, fever, flushing, blurry vision, confusion or tremor – seek emergency medical care as you’ve overdosed Tavist.
Among the most common side effects from Tavist there are: fatigue or drowsiness, dizziness, headache, nervousness or dry mouth. These side effects are quite rare and settle down soon.
The side effects from Tavist are more frequently experienced by elderly people over 60 years old. If you bothered by the effects or they last too long, tell your healthcare provider about it and discuss the possibility to taper the dose gradually.
Do not take Tavist if you are allergic to Clemastine fumarate. You will recognize an allergic reaction if it is difficult to breath; lips, tongue and/or face are swollen.
Before taking this remedy read the Patient Information leaflet thoroughly. Store the drug in at room temperature.