MEDICATION CARD – LILIAN THIMOTTI
GENERIC NAME TRADE NAME
Therapeutic: Competes for H1-receptor sites on effector cells, thus blocking histamine release.
Pharmacologic: ANTIHISTAMINE; H1-RECEPTOR ANTAGONIST
Pregnancy Category: C
INDICATIONS Temporary symptomatic relief of various allergic conditions and to treat or prevent motion
sickness, vertigo, and reactions to blood or plasma in susceptible patients. Also used in anaphylaxis as
adjunct to epinephrine and other standard measures after acute symptoms have been controlled; in
treatment of parkinsonism and drug-induced extrapyramidal reactions; as a nonnarcotic cough
suppressant; as a sedative-hypnotic; and for treatment of intractable insomnia.
Route & Dosage
Allergy Symptoms, Antiparkinsonism, Motion Sickness, Nighttime Sedation
Adult: PO 25–50 mg t.i.d. or q.i.d. (max: 300 mg/d) IV/IM 10–50 mg q4–6h (max: 400 mg/d)
Child: PO/IV/IM 2–6 y, 6.25 mg q4–6h (max: 300 mg/24 h); 6–12 y, 12.5–25 mg q4–6h (max: 300 mg/24
Adult: PO 25 mg q4–6h (max: 100 mg/d)
Child: PO 2–6 y, 6.25 mg q4–6h (max: 25 mg/24 h); 6–12 y, 12.5 mg q4–6h (max: 50 mg/24 h)
CNS: Drowsiness, dizziness, headache, fatigue, disturbed coordination, tingling, heaviness and weakness
of hands, tremors, euphoria, nervousness, restlessness, insomnia; confusion; (especially in children):
excitement, fever. CV: Palpitation, tachycardia, mild hypotension or hypertension, cardiovascular
collapse. Special Senses: Tinnitus, vertigo, dry nose, throat, nasal stuffiness; blurred vision, diplopia,
photosensitivity, dry eyes. GI: Dry mouth, nausea, epigastric distress, anorexia, vomiting, constipation, or
diarrhea. Urogenital: Urinary frequency or retention, dysuria. Body as a Whole: Hypersensitivity (skin
rash, urticaria, photosensitivity, anaphylactic shock). Respiratory: Thickened bronchial secretions,
wheezing, sensation of chest tightness.