Carbinoxamine (By mouth)
Treats allergic reactions. This medicine is an antihistamine.
Uses of This Medicine
Carbinoxamine is used to treat symptoms of seasonal (short-term) or perennial (long-term) allergies, such as sneezing, runny nose, itching, watery eyes, hives, skin rash, itching, or wheezing. It is also used to treat symptoms of allergic rhinitis, allergic conjunctivitis caused by inhaled allergens and foods, or allergic skin reactions. This medicine is an antihistamine.
This medicine is available only with your doctor’s prescription.
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How To Use
Capsule, Long Acting Capsule, Tablet, Liquid, Long Acting Tablet
Take your medicine as directed. Your dose may need to be changed several times to find what works best for you.
It is best to take this medicine on an empty stomach.
You may break the tablet in half to make it easier to take, but do not crush or chew it.
Measure the oral liquid medicine with a marked measuring spoon, oral syringe, or medicine cup. The teaspoons and tablespoons used for serving and eating food do not measure exact amounts.
Missed dose: Take a dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then and take a regular dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.
Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Do not take carbinoxamine if you used an MAO inhibitor (MAOI) within the past 14 days.
When Not To Use
This medicine is not right for everyone. Do not use it if you had an allergic reaction to carbinoxamine or you are breastfeeding.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or if you have heart or blood vessel disease, high blood pressure, narrow-angle glaucoma, overactive thyroid, trouble urinating, enlarged prostate, a stomach ulcer, or bowel blockage.
This medicine may make you dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive or do anything that could be dangerous until you know how this medicine affects you.
Tell your doctor if you have asthma or are allergic to sulfites. This medicine contains sodium metabisulfite, which may cause an allergic reaction.
Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.
Possible side effects
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Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
Dizziness or severe sleepiness
Urinating more than usual, or difficulty urinating
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
Dry mouth, dry eyes
Feeling restless or excited (especially in children)
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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Brand names include
Arbinoxa, Carbihist, Carboxine, Histex CT, Histex I/E, Histex PD, Histuss PD, Karbinal ER, Mintex PD, Palgic, Pediatex, Pediox
There may be other brand names for this medicine.