Optistin

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Optistin uses


Drug Facts

Active ingredients

(in each tablet)

Dexbrompheniramine Maleate 2 mg

Optistin Hydrochloride 10 mg

Purpose

Antihistamine

Nasal Decongestant

Uses

Temporarily relieves these symptoms due to the common cold, hay fever (allergic rhinitis) or other upper respiratory allergies:

  • runny nose
  • sneezing
  • itching of the nose or throat
  • itchy, watery eyes
  • nasal congestion
  • reduces swelling of nasal passages

Warnings

Do not exceed recommended dosage.

Do not use this product

  • if you are now taking a prescription monoamine oxidase inhibitor (certain drugs for depression, psychiatric, or emotional conditions, or Parkinson's disease), or for 2 weeks after stopping the MAOI drug. If you do not know if your prescription drug contains an MAOI, ask a doctor or pharmacist before taking this product.

Ask a doctor before use if you have

  • a breathing problem such as emphysema or chronic bronchitis
  • glaucoma
  • trouble urinating due to enlargement of the prostate gland
  • heart disease
  • high blood pressure
  • thyroid disease
  • diabetes


Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are taking sedatives or tranquilizers.

When using this product

  • excitability may occur, especially in children
  • may cause drowsiness
  • avoid alcoholic drinks
  • alcohol, sedatives, and tranquilizers may increase the drowsiness effect
  • use caution when driving a motor vehicle or operating machinery

Stop use and ask a doctor if

  • nervousness, dizziness, or sleeplessness occur
  • symptoms do not improve within 7 days or are accompanied by fever


If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use.

Keep out of reach of children.

In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

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Directions

Adults and children 12

years of age and over:

1 tablet every 4 to 6

hours, not to exceed

6 tablets in 24 hours

Children 6 to under 12

years of age:

1/2 tablet every 4 to

6 hours, not to

exceed 3 tablets in

24 hours

Children under 6 years

of age:

Consult a doctor


Other information

Store at 15° - 30°C (59° - 86°F). Supplied in a tight, light-resistant container with a child-resistant cap. Optistin Tablets are dark purple, caplet-shaped, scored tablets, debossed "Poly" bisect "782" on one side and plain on the other.

Inactive ingredients

colloidal silicon dioxide, croscarmellose sodium, D&C Red #27 aluminum lake, dibasic calcium phosphate dihydrate, FD &C Blue #1 aluminum lake, magnesium stearate, and silicified microcrystalline cellulose.

Questions? Comments?

Call1-800-882-1041

Manufactured for:

Poly Pharmaceuticals

Quitman, MS 39355 Rev. 02/12

Product Packaging

The packaging below represents the labeling currently used.

Principal display panel and side panel for 60 tablets label:

NDC 50991-782-60

Optistin

Tablets

Antihistamine - Nasal Decongestant

Each tablet contains:

Dexbrompheniramine Maleate......................2 mg

Optistin Hydrochloride......................10 mg

60 Tablets

Usual

Dosage: See product foldout for full prescribing information.

Tamper evident by foil seal under cap. Do not use if foil seal is

broken or missing.

KEEP THIS AND ALL DRUGS OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

Store at controlled room temperature between 15°-30°C (59°-86°F).

Manufactured for:

Poly Pharmaceuticals

Quitman, MS 39355

Rev. 02/12

Optistin Tablets Packaging Optistin Tablets Packaging

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Optistin pharmaceutical active ingredients containing related brand and generic drugs:

Active ingredient is the part of the drug or medicine which is biologically active. This portion of the drug is responsible for the main action of the drug which is intended to cure or reduce the symptom or disease. The other portions of the drug which are inactive are called excipients; there role is to act as vehicle or binder. In contrast to active ingredient, the inactive ingredient's role is not significant in the cure or treatment of the disease. There can be one or more active ingredients in a drug.


Optistin available forms, composition, doses:

Form of the medicine is the form in which the medicine is marketed in the market, for example, a medicine X can be in the form of capsule or the form of chewable tablet or the form of tablet. Sometimes same medicine can be available as injection form. Each medicine cannot be in all forms but can be marketed in 1, 2, or 3 forms which the pharmaceutical company decided based on various background research results.
Composition is the list of ingredients which combinedly form a medicine. Both active ingredients and inactive ingredients form the composition. The active ingredient gives the desired therapeutic effect whereas the inactive ingredient helps in making the medicine stable.
Doses are various strengths of the medicine like 10mg, 20mg, 30mg and so on. Each medicine comes in various doses which is decided by the manufacturer, that is, pharmaceutical company. The dose is decided on the severity of the symptom or disease.


Optistin destination | category:

Destination is defined as the organism to which the drug or medicine is targeted. For most of the drugs what we discuss, human is the drug destination.
Drug category can be defined as major classification of the drug. For example, an antihistaminic or an antipyretic or anti anginal or pain killer, anti-inflammatory or so.


Optistin Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical codes:

A medicine is classified depending on the organ or system it acts [Anatomical], based on what result it gives on what disease, symptom [Therapeutical], based on chemical composition [Chemical]. It is called as ATC code. The code is based on Active ingredients of the medicine. A medicine can have different codes as sometimes it acts on different organs for different indications. Same way, different brands with same active ingredients and same indications can have same ATC code.


Optistin pharmaceutical companies:

Pharmaceutical companies are drug manufacturing companies that help in complete development of the drug from the background research to formation, clinical trials, release of the drug into the market and marketing of the drug.
Researchers are the persons who are responsible for the scientific research and is responsible for all the background clinical trials that resulted in the development of the drug.


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References

  1. Dailymed."MEDIQUE MEDI-PHENYL (PHENYLEPHRINE HYDROCHLORIDE) TABLET, FILM COATED DOVER SUDANYL PE (PHENYLEPHRINE HYDROCHLORIDE) TABLET, FILM COATED [UNIFIRST FIRS". https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailym... (accessed August 28, 2018).
  2. "phenylephrine". https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/co... (accessed August 28, 2018).
  3. "phenylephrine". http://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB0038... (accessed August 28, 2018).

Frequently asked Questions

Can i drive or operate heavy machine after consuming Optistin?

Depending on the reaction of the Optistin after taken, if you are feeling dizziness, drowsiness or any weakness as a reaction on your body, Then consider Optistin not safe to drive or operate heavy machine after consumption. Meaning that, do not drive or operate heavy duty machines after taking the capsule if the capsule has a strange reaction on your body like dizziness, drowsiness. As prescribed by a pharmacist, it is dangerous to take alcohol while taking medicines as it exposed patients to drowsiness and health risk. Please take note of such effect most especially when taking Primosa capsule. It's advisable to consult your doctor on time for a proper recommendation and medical consultations.

Is Optistin addictive or habit forming?

Medicines are not designed with the mind of creating an addiction or abuse on the health of the users. Addictive Medicine is categorically called Controlled substances by the government. For instance, Schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US are controlled substances.

Please consult the medicine instruction manual on how to use and ensure it is not a controlled substance.In conclusion, self medication is a killer to your health. Consult your doctor for a proper prescription, recommendation, and guidiance.

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