Indications of Antista 2 mg/5 ml
Antista 2 mg/5 ml is indicated in the following indications-
Motion sickness and
Other allergic conditions.
Chlorpheniramine is an alkylamine antihistamine. It is one of the most potent H1 blocking agents and is generally effective in relatively low doses. Chlorpheniramine is not so prone to produce drowsiness, readily absorbed from the gastro-intestinal tract, metabolised in the liver and excreted usually mainly as metabolised in the urine.
Dosage & Administration of Antista 2 mg/5 ml
Adults: 4 mg 3-4 times daily.Children:
Up to 1( one) year: 1 mg twice daily
1-5 years: 1 mg 3-4 times daily
6-12 years: 2 mg 3-4 times daily or as directed by the physician
Dosage of Antista 2 mg/5 ml
Adult- Usual adult dose is 4 mg every 4-6 hours, maximum 24 mg daily. Child-
6-12 years: 2 mg every 4-6 hours, maximum 12 mg daily.
2-5 years: 1 mg every 4-6 hours, maximum 6 mg daily.
1-2 years: 1 mg twice daily.
Below 1 year the use of Antista 2 mg/5 ml is not recommended.
Interaction of Antista 2 mg/5 ml
Chlorphenamine maleate has been reported to be incompatible with calcium chloride, kanamycin sulfate, noradrenaline acid tartrate, pentobarbital sodium, and meglumine adipiodone.
Chlorpheniramine is contraindicated in patients hypersensitive to this agent, in newborn or premature infants.
Side Effects of Antista 2 mg/5 ml
Chlorpheniramine is well-tolerated, but sometimes drowsiness, dizziness, muscular weakness, and gastrointestinal upset may occur.
Pregnancy & Lactation
Pregnancy Category B. Either animal-reproduction studies have not demonstrated a foetal risk but there are no controlled studies in pregnant women or animal-reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect (other than a decrease in fertility) that was not confirmed in controlled studies in women in the 1st trimester (and there is no evidence of a risk in later trimesters).
Precautions & Warnings
Chlorpheniramine should be used with caution in patients with glaucoma and prostatic hypertrophy. During therapy with chlorpheniramine, caution should be taken in driving vehicles and operating machinery.
Overdose Effects of Antista 2 mg/5 ml
CNS depression (including sedation, apnea, CV collapse), CNS stimulation (including insomnia, hallucination, tremors, convulsions), tinnitus, blurred vision, dizziness, ataxia, hypotension. Stimulation and atropine-like signs and symptoms (including dry mouth, fixed dilated pupils, flushing, hyperthermia, Gl symptoms) are more likely in children.
Store in a cool (Below 25°C temperature) and dry place protected from light. Keep out of the reach of children.
Mode Of Action
Antista 2 mg/5 ml is an alkylamine antihistamine. It is one of the most potent histamine H1-receptor blocking agents which is used as a potent antihistamine. This generally causes less sedation than promethazine. Antista 2 mg/5 ml exerts its effects by blocking H1-receptor competitively.
This drug should not be used in lactating mother and in pregnancy especially during the first trimester of pregnancy.