What is Mizollen?
Mizollen is an antihistamine, a medicine used to counteract allergic reactions in the body. It contains the active ingredient mizolastine which slows down the production of a substance that occurs naturally in the body called histamine. This substance causes symptoms associated with allergies, such as itching, sneezing and red eyes. By blocking the production of histamine, the allergy symptoms disappear.
What is it used for?
Mizollen is prescribed to treat hay fever, house mite allergy and allergies from other sources. Typical symptoms triggered by allergies include itching and skin rash (nettle rash), nasal congestion, nasal drip, sneezing, throat tickle, and red, itchy or infected eyes.
How to use Mizollen
Mizollen is available in tablet form. The tablets should be swallowed with some liquid. In order to reduce daytime side effects such as sleepiness, this medicine can best be taken at bedtime. Mizollen can be used occasionally (to treat incidental allergic reactions) or on a regular basis for longer periods of time (for chronic allergy symptoms). It can also be taken preventive before the start of hay fever season or exposure to an allergen.
Mizollen is available in packs containing 30 tablets of 10 mg. Unless otherwise prescribed by the doctor, the initial starting dose for adults and children aged 12 and above is:
- One tablet once a day.
The duration of the treatment is decided by the doctor.
Mizollen may have side effects, although not everyone gets them. The most commonly reported side effects include:
- Sleepiness, drowsiness, tiredness: these symptoms generally disappear within a few days.
- Gastrointestinal symptoms such as stomach ache, nausea and diarrhea. Taking Mizollen with meals can help reduce these side effects.
See package leaflet for more side effects, warnings and contraindications.
It is not known whether Mizollen is harmful to unborn babies or infants. It is therefore advisable not to take Mizollen if you are pregnant, trying to conceive or breastfeeding, unless otherwise instructed by the doctor. There are other anti-allergy medicines that are safe to use.
Mizollen can affect your ability to react and drive safely. Do not drive or operate machinery if you feel drowsy or dizzy.
Alcohol may intensify side effects such as dizziness. It is important to reduce or stop alcohol consumption while on this medication.