What is Elina (Mizolastine) used for?
Elina (Mizolastine) is an oral antihistamine medication used to treat seasonal allergies as well as those caused by common allergens including pet hair, pollen, or dust mites. It operates by preventing the action of histamines in the body that cause the swelling, pain, and irritation caused by allergens. This action prevents symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose, headaches, sinus pain, or sore throat. Your physician may prescribe this medication to be used along with others for your symptoms or for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Elina (Mizolastine)?
Elina (Mizolastine) should always be used according to your physician's instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The normal dosage is one tablet taken each day, but your individual directions will depend on your age, weight, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, although a snack or meal is recommended before use if you experience nausea. Avoid changing the form of the tablets by splitting or crushing them as this may destroy or change their effects. Ask your physician any questions you have regarding the medication to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Elina (Mizolastine)?
Elina (Mizolastine) may cause side effects in some patients including:
Serious side effects that may require immediate medical attention are chest pain, increased heart rate, hypotension, anxiety, depression, faintness, or signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, skin rashes, swelling, or difficulty breathing. Contact your physician as soon as possible if any serious side effects occur to make sure the necessary alterations are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Elina (Mizolastine) should not be used by patients who are under the age of twelve, pregnant, breastfeeding, lactose intolerant, or who have arrhythmias, heart disease, hykpokalemia, or an electrolyte imbalance. You are also suggested to inform your physician of any other chronic health conditions you have that may cause complications during treatment requiring special alterations to your regimen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Elina (Mizolastine). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.