1. What Pedeamin® is and what it is used for?
Pedeamin® is a prescription medicine & a preparation of Diphenhydramine which is an antihistamine.
Pedeamin® is used for the treatment of:
- seasonal, perennial, vasomotor rhinitis.
- urticarial, anaphylaxis.
- pruiritic conditions
- emesis, motion sickness.
2. Before you take Pedeamin®
Do not take this medicine and tell your doctor if:
- Any patients in whom drowsiness is undesirable e.g. drivers, machine operators.
- Concomitant consumption of alcohol or CNS depressants will potentiate drowsiness.
- Patients with known hypersensitivity to Diphenhydramine.
- Care should be taken in administration during pregnancy.
Taking other medicines
Diphenhydramine administration significantly reduces the absorption of the antituberculous agent PAS from the gastrointestinal tract.
CNS depressants may potentiate the sedative action of Diphenhydramine. Anticholinergic drugs may potentiate diphenhydramine’s anticholinergic side effects.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Diphenhydramine cross the placenta. There has been a suggestion that Diphenhydramine ingestion during pregnancy is associated with a higher incidence of cleft palate. As for all drugs care should be taken when prescribing Diphenhydramine during pregnancy and lactation.
3. How to take Pedeamin®?
Always use Pedeamin® exactly as your doctor has told you. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
How much to take?
Most allergic conditions are controlled in adult 25 - 50 mg three times a day with a further 50 mg at night. Children:
1 to 5 years of age: 5 mg i.e., 2.5 ml of elixir 4 times a day.
More than 6 years of age: 10 mg i.e. 5 ml of elixir 4 times a day.
If you forget to take Pedeamin®
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember it. However, if it is nearly time for the next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.
If you stop taking Pedeamin®
Do not stop taking this medicine without talking to your doctor. You should not stop taking Pedeamin® just because you feel better. If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Pedeamin® can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Side-effect includes sedation, dizziness, tinnitus fatigue, ataxia, blurred vision, diplopia, euphoria, and epigastric discomfort.
5. How to store Pedeamin® ?
Store in a cool & dry place, away from children.