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Triprolidine

Generic Name: triprolidine (trye-PROE-li-deen)
Brand Name: Vanahist PD

Triprolidine is used for:

Relieving symptoms of runny nose, watery eyes, itching of the nose and throat, and sneezing due to allergies and hay fever. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Triprolidine is an antihistamine. It works by blocking the action of histamine, which helps reduce symptoms such as watery eyes and sneezing.

Do NOT use triprolidine if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in triprolidine
  • you are taking sodium oxybate (GHB)

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

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Before using triprolidine:

Some medical conditions may interact with triprolidine. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
  • if you have a fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat
  • if you have a history of asthma or other lung or breathing problems (eg, emphysema, chronic bronchitis), heart problems, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart blood vessel problems, stroke, glaucoma, a blockage of your stomach or bowels, ulcers, a blockage of your bladder, trouble urinating, an enlarged prostate, seizures, or an overactive thyroid

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with triprolidine. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:

  • Sodium oxybate (GHB) because it may increase the risk of triprolidine's side effects

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if triprolidine may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use triprolidine:

Use triprolidine as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Take triprolidine by mouth with or without food.
  • Use the dropper that comes with triprolidine to measure your dose. Ask your pharmacist for help if you are unsure of how to measure your dose.
  • If you miss a dose of triprolidine and you are taking it regularly, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use triprolidine.

Important safety information:

  • Triprolidine may cause drowsiness, dizziness, or blurred vision. These effects may be worse if you take it with alcohol or certain medicines. Use triprolidine with caution. Do not drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to it.
  • Do not drink alcohol while you are using triprolidine.
  • Check with your doctor before you use medicines that may cause drowsiness (eg, sleep aids, muscle relaxers) while you are using triprolidine; it may add to their effects. Ask your pharmacist if you have questions about which medicines may cause drowsiness.
  • Do NOT take more than the recommended dose or use for longer than prescribed without checking with your doctor.
  • If your symptoms do not get better within 7 days, if they get worse, or if they occur with a fever, check with your doctor.
  • Triprolidine may interfere with skin allergy tests. If you are scheduled for a skin test, talk to your doctor. You may need to stop taking triprolidine for a few days before the tests.
  • Tell your doctor or dentist that you take triprolidine before you receive any medical or dental care, emergency care, or surgery.
  • Caution is advised when using triprolidine in CHILDREN; they may be more sensitive to its effects, especially excitability.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using triprolidine while you are pregnant. It is not known if triprolidine is found in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use triprolidine, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of triprolidine:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth, nose, or throat; excitability; nervousness or anxiety; trouble sleeping.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); difficulty urinating or inability to urinate; fast or irregular heartbeat; hallucinations; seizures; severe dizziness, light-headedness, or headache; tremor.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately.

Proper storage of triprolidine:

Store triprolidine at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep triprolidine out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about triprolidine, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Triprolidine is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.
  • Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.

This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take triprolidine or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about triprolidine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to triprolidine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using triprolidine.

Issue Date: July 2, 2014
Database Edition 14.3.1.001
Copyright © 2014 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.

Disclaimer: This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about this medicine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.

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