Celestamine is a drug approved for treating respiratory allergies, allergic skin reactions, and the common cold. The antihistamine works to relieve symptoms of these conditions by blocking acetylcholine receptors and H1 receptors in the body. The medicine comes in tablet and syrup form and is available both by prescription and over the counter (depending on the particular product). Celestamine belongs to a class of drugs called antihistamines. Specifically, it is an H1 receptor antagonist. This means that it blocks a specific type of histamine receptor in the body (known as H1 receptors). Since allergic reactions are partly caused by the release of histamine from certain cells in the body, Celestamine can help relieve or prevent allergy symptoms. Celestamine drug an antihistamine medication used to treat the symptoms of respiratory allergies such as hay fever, the common cold, or allergic reactions such as hives. It is available without a prescription as 1.34 mg and 2.68 mg Celestamine Fumarate tablets or by prescription only as Celestamine Fumarate syrup. This medicine is available with a generic name of Celestone and Celestone IM with the same composition of Betamethasone.
How to Use
The recommended dosage for treating common cold or allergy symptoms in adults and children 12 years old and up is one tablet, which comes in 1.34 mg tablets, equal to 1 mg of Celestamine F after every 12 hours, not to exceed two tablets in 24 hours unless your healthcare provider recommends a higher dosage for you. Children under 12 years old should not take this drug if it is non-prescribed. You can use it after medical supervision for treating or preventing negative reactions to certain IV medications such as some chemotherapy drugs. Non-prescription and prescription Celestamine F tablets are approved for use in children as young as 12 years old. Prescription Celestamine F syrup is approved for use in children as young as six years old.
Cautions before using
There are some precautions, which are to be taken while using Celestamine and they are as follows:
- Celestamine F can cause blurred vision, dizziness, and drowsiness. Be sure to see how Celestamine F affects you before driving or operating heavy machinery.
- Celestamine F can cause breathing problems in people with asthma or COPD, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. If you have asthma or COPD, check with your healthcare provider before taking Celestamine F.
- Celestamine F can worsen stomach ulcers, GERD, glaucoma, or an enlarged prostate. If you have one of these conditions, do not take Celestamine F without checking with your healthcare provider first.
- If you are over 60 years old, it might be a good idea to check with your healthcare provider before taking Celestamine F.
Celestamine Side Effects
There are some side effects of Celestamine that may occur with some patient’s and they are as follows:
- Low blood pressure
- Heart Palpitations
- Irregular heartbeat
- Allergic Symptoms
- Worsening of Glaucoma
- Difficulty in passing Urine
Reactions and Overdose
Celestamine F can react to sleeping medications and alcohol. It has been also found that Acetylcholinesterase inhibitors, phenothiazines, and monoamine oxidase inhibitors are some of the medications that may cause Celestamine F drug interactions.
Overdose effects may occur into n general symptoms of dilated pupils, dry mouth, and nausea or vomiting.