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Medications and Drugs

Brand Names: Optimine

Generic Name: azatadine (Pronunciation: a ZAT a deen)

What is azatadine (Optimine)?

Azatadine is an antihistamine. Azatadine blocks the effects of the naturally occurring chemical histamine in your body.

Azatadine is used to treat sneezing; runny nose; itching, watery eyes; hives; rashes; itching; and other symptoms of allergies and the common cold.

Azatadine may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

Optimine 1 mg

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What are the possible side effects of azatadine (Optimine)?

Stop taking azatadine and seek emergency medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives).

Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take azatadine and talk to your doctor if you experience

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about azatadine (Optimine)?

Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Azatadine may cause dizziness or drowsiness. If you experience dizziness or drowsiness, avoid these activities.

Use alcohol cautiously. Alcohol may increase drowsiness and dizziness while you are taking azatadine.



Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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