Medications and Drugs
Brand Names: Nolahist
Generic Name: phenindamine (Pronunciation: fe NIN da meen)
What is phenindamine (Nolahist)?
Phenindamine is an antihistamine. Phenindamine blocks the effects of the naturally occurring chemical histamine in your body.
Phenindamine is used to treat sneezing; runny nose; itching, watery eyes; hives; rashes; itching; and other symptoms of allergies and the common cold.
Phenindamine may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.
What are the possible side effects of phenindamine (Nolahist)?
Stop taking phenindamine 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 phenindamine 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 phenindamine (Nolahist)?
Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Phenindamine 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 phenindamine.
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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