clemastine

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clemastine

 [klem´as-tēn]
an antihistamine with sedative and anticholinergic effects; used as the fumarate salt in the treatment of nasal, eye, and skin manifestations of allergic reactions, including allergic rhinitis, conjunctivitis, and itching, and also as an ingredient in cough and cold preparations, administered orally.

clemastine

A sedating antihistamine and anticholinergic used for managing allergic rhinitis and hay fever.

Adverse effects
CNS depression or stimulation; the latter is more common in children and may be accompanied by excitement, hallucinations, ataxia, incoordination, spasms, athetosis, hyperthermia, cyanosis, hyperreflexia and cardiorespiratory arrest.

clemastine

An ANTIHISTAMINE drug used to treat hay fever and other allergic conditions. A brand name is Tavegil.
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Clemastine fumarate as a remyelinating therapy for multiple sclerosis (ReBUILD): a randomised, controlled, double-blind, crossover trial.
This long sought-after result was achieved through the use of a common medication, the antihistamine clemastine fumarate, in the preliminary study presented in April to the American Academy of Neurology's annual meeting in Vancouver, Canada.
A Allergists generally recommend that older adults avoid first-generation antihistamines such as diphenhydramine (Benadryl), chlorpheniramine (Chlor-Trimeton), dimenhydrinate (Dramamine), brompheniramine (Dimetapp and others), clemastine fumarate (Tavist, Allerhist), and dexbrompheniramine (Drixoral).
A combination he turns to frequently with good success is a standard sedating antihistamine such as clemastine fumarate (Tavist) at 1.34 mg b.i.d., together with a relatively nonsedating agent such as cetirizine (Zyrtec) at 10 mg once daily, and the combination H1/H2 blocker doxepin at night.
The new entry is the only O-T-C remedy to combine the anti-histamine clemastine fumarate with a nasal decongestant, pseudoephedrine hydrochloride, and a pain reliever.
Both relieve such symptoms as sneezing, runny nose and itchy or watery eyes and feature clemastine fumarate, the first new antihistamine offered in the nasal congestion/sinus segment in several years, according to the company.