TAVIST Reviews

Average Rating: 3.2 (4 Ratings)

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 2  allergies nausea, dizziness In my neverending quest to find something to help my son with summer allergies (itchy eyes, fatigue) we tried Tavist as it listed few side effects but he can't take that either, Claritin was a disaster, guess our only option right now is to try the local honey thing. M 16 1 days
 5  allergies none Was put on clemastine (prescription strength) by allergist many years ago after getting no relief from other allergy medicines. This is the only drug which has kept away my allergy-related sinus/migraine type headaches, as well as other symptoms. Strongly recommend it. F 59 16 years
 4  allergies (outdoor & indoor) None. THis works better for me than Claritin, Allegra,or Zyrtec. I personally perfer the flexibility of a 12-hour pill. (I often only need to take it at night.) F 39 8 years

TAVIST  (CLEMASTINE FUMARATE):  Clemastine is an antihistamine used to relieve symptoms of allergy, hay fever, and the common cold. These symptoms include rash, watery eyes, itchy eyes/nose/throat/skin, cough, runny nose, and sneezing. This medication works by blocking a certain natural substance (histamine) that your body makes during an allergic reaction. By blocking another natural substance made by your body (acetylcholine), it helps dry up some body fluids to relieve symptoms such as watery eyes and runny nose. Cough-and-cold products have not been shown to be safe or effective in children younger than 6 years. Therefore, do not use this product to treat cold symptoms in children younger than 6 years unless specifically directed by the doctor. Some products (such as long-acting tablets/capsules) are not recommended for use in children younger than 12 years. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details about using your product safely. These products do not cure or shorten the length of the common cold and may cause serious side effects. To decrease the risk for serious side effects, carefully follow all dosage directions. Do not use this product to make a child sleepy. Do not give other cough-and-cold medication that might contain the same or similar ingredients (see also Drug Interactions section). Ask the doctor or pharmacist about other ways to relieve cough and cold symptoms (such as drinking enough fluids, using a humidifier or saline nose drops/spray).   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)