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Precautions and Warnings With Carbinoxamine

There are numerous precautions and warnings with carbinoxamine to be aware of before starting treatment, including information on who should not use this drug. You should not take this particular allergy medication if you are breastfeeding or currently taking an MAOI. Since carbinoxamine can worsen certain medical conditions, be sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other conditions you have before starting the medicine.

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Taking Carbinoxamine?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking carbinoxamine maleate (Palgic®) if you have:
 
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
  • Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Breastfeeding.
     
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 

Specific Carbinoxamine Warnings and Precautions

Warnings and precautions to be aware of prior to taking carbinoxamine include the following:
 
  • Carbinoxamine can cause blurred vision, dizziness, and drowsiness. Be sure to see how carbinoxamine affects you before driving or operating heavy machinery. However, it should be noted that sometimes children react in an opposite manner, experiencing hyperactivity instead of drowsiness.
     
  • Carbinoxamine can worsen stomach ulcers, GERD, glaucoma, or an enlarged prostate. If you have one of these conditions, do not take carbinoxamine without checking with your healthcare provider first.
     
  • Elderly individuals may be more susceptible to the side effects of carbinoxamine (and may also be more likely to be taking medications that interact with carbinoxamine). If you are over 60 years old, it is best to check with your healthcare provider before taking carbinoxamine. Carbinoxamine can worsen many conditions common in the elderly (such as an enlarged prostate or Alzheimer's disease).
     
  • Carbinoxamine can cause breathing problems in people with asthma. If you have asthma, check with your healthcare provider before taking carbinoxamine.
     
  • Make sure to check with your healthcare provider before taking carbinoxamine if you have hyperthyroidism, any heart problems (including heart disease), or high blood pressure, as it is possible that carbinoxamine could worsen these conditions.
     
  • Carbinoxamine may interact with a number of other medications (see Drug Interactions With Carbinoxamine).
     
  • Carbinoxamine is considered a pregnancy Category C medication. This means that it may not be safe for use during pregnancy, although the full risks are currently unknown (see Palgic and Pregnancy for more information).
     
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