Although the drug was only authorized by the FDA on , it was already available in most European countries.Like many new drugs it entered the market at a higher price than currently available third and second generation antihistamines.
These are older drugs which are rather non-specific in their action.
Many antihistamines are available over the counter. There are two types of antihistamine – first generation (sedating) and second generation (non-sedating). Antihistamines come in different formulations: tablet, capsule, syrup, nasal spray, gel, cream and lotion.
- The recommended dosage is ½ tablet (or ½, teaspoonful) three times a day.
If an additional daily dose is required, it should be taken, preferable at bedtime.
The dose is not to exceed 8 tablets (or 8 teaspoonfuls) per day.
In younger children dosage should be adjusted according to the severity of the condition, and the response of the patient, rather than by age or body weight.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION : DOSAGE SHOULD BE INDIVIDUALIZED AND ADJUSTED ACCORDING TO THE SPECIFIC DISEASE BEING TREATED, ITS SEVERITY AND THE RESPONSE OF THE PATIENT.
The recommended initial dosage of Celestamine® Tablets and Syrup adults and children over 12 years is 1 to 2 tablets (or 1 to 2 teaspoonfuls) four times daily, after meals and at bedtime.
Flonase Nasal Spray is used for the treatment and relieving nasal symptoms of seasonal and recurrent nonallergic and allergic rhinitis in adults and pediatric patients of 4 years of age and older.
There are no relevant and established studies and data of Flonase safety and effectiveness in children below 4 years of age.
is a Brand name for a nasal spray formulation containing fluticasone as an active ingredient.