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    Avil 25 - Uses, Side Effects, Dosage and Interactions

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    Medically Reviewed by Dr. Deepika Tiwari - MS, MBBS on 16 Jul 2019 - Written by Dr. Parul Jain - MS, MBBS - Grammatically Approved by Dr. Kavita Jaggi Agrawal - MS, MBBS

    Avil 25 mg tablet is an antihistamine with a soothing action. Avil is used to treat allergic reactions or allergic rhinitis. Side effects of avil are Irregular heartbeat, Urinary retention and Blurred vision. The substitute of avil 25 mg are Intavil 25 mg Tablet and Sanofi 25 mg Tablet.

    Avil 25 mg Tablet is an antihistamine with a soothing action. It used to treat various allergic reactions such as hay fever or urticaria, which is caused by dust, pollen, or animal hair. Doctors do not recommend Avil 25 mg tablet for the children under the age of 5 years. (1) (2)

    In this article, you will get information related to:

    Composition of is Avil 25 mg

    Avil 25 Tablet is generally marketed in combination with other medications, instead of being sold as a stand-alone drug. For example, Neo Citran which helps in reducing pain contains Avil 25 mg tablet in its composition. Avil 25 works by preventing the action of histamine. To do so, the drug molecules bind with histamine H1 receptor proteins. (3)

    Uses of Avil 25 mg Tablet

    Avil 25 mg tablet is prescribed for various diseases and conditions that are mentioned as below (4):

    • Allergic rhinitis: Avil 25 mg tablet is used to decline the symptoms of allergic rhinitis such as running nose, itchy eyes, and sneezing.
    • Motion sickness: Avil 25 mg tablet can be used in multiple conditions such as motion sickness to diminish the symptoms like nausea, sweating, and headache.

    Side Effects of Avil 25 mg Tablet

    Side effects of Avil 25Mg tablet include drowsiness or bradycardia. An Overdose of avil 25 may cause sleep disorders and even seizures if taken in interaction with alcohol. It may also lead to lower levels of adrenaline (epinephrine), which may, in turn, cause unconsciousness. (5) (6) 

    The side effects of avil 25 mg tablet are:

    • Confusion
    • blurred vision
    • Irregular heartbeat
    • Urinary retention
    • Severe Allergic Reaction

    It is advisable to contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of these symptoms on a regular basis. The side effects of avil 25 mg tablet is observed by a very small percentage of the population.

    Substitute of Avil 25 mg Tablet

    Below is the list of medicines, which have the same strength, composition, and form as Avil 25 mg Tablet and hence they can be utilized as the substitute of Avil.

    • Interval 25 mg Tablet
    • Pheniramine Maleate (Sanofi) 25 mg Tablet

    When to Avoid Avil 25 mg Tablet?

    A person can avoid Avil 25 mg tablet if he/she is suffering from any of the below-mentioned factors (7):

    • Neonates - Avil 25 is not prescribed for neonates, newborn children, premature infant and children belonging to the age group of 0-5 years.
    • Antidepressants - Use of Avil 25 mg Tablet with the combination of antidepressants or MAO inhibitors class such as selegiline or rasagiline is usually not recommended. As this combination may lead to various effects such as constipation, urinary retention, dryness of mouth and blurred vision.
    • Allergy - Avil 25 is not prescribed to the patients who have a certain allergy from avil 25 mg tablet.

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    • Benign prostatic hyperplasia - Avil 25 mg Tablet is not prescribed for the use in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). As taking avil medicine may result in further difficulties in passing urine.

    Dosage of Avil 25 mg

    Dosage of Avil 25 mg is also important while using it to cure any kind of allergy, allergic rhinitis or motion sickness. As the overdosage of avil 25 can cause harm to the person in various ways. Dosage of avil 25 mg contains half to one tablet 3 times daily for adults and half a tablet 3 times daily for children those who belong to the age group of 5 to 10 years of age. Avil 25 is not recommended for children who belong under the age of 5 years. To avoid travel sickness, a person is suggested to take the first dose of avil 25 mg tablet at least 30 minutes prior to travel. In case if a person misses a dose or overdoses on Avil 25 mg, below mentioned instructions should be followed: 

    • Missed Dose of Avil 25: Take the missed dose of avil 25 as soon as you remember. If it is almost the time for your next dose of avil then skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose of avil to make up for the missed dose.
    • Overdose of Avil 25: Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor immediately in case of an overdose of avil 25. 

    Interaction of Avil 25 mg with Alcohol, Medicine, and Diseases

    All drugs interact differently for different individuals. You should always check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any kind of medicine for an allergy or disease. Following are the interaction of avil 25 mg with Alcohol, medicine, and diseases. (8)

    • Interaction with Medicine
      • Atropine
      • Aminoglycoside antibiotics
      • Monoamine oxidase inhibitors
    • Interaction with Disease - Use of avil 25 mg tablet in patients with the interaction of closed-angle glaucoma is not prescribed due to an increased risk of vision problems.
    • Interaction with Alcohol
      • Avil 25 mg tablet may boost the CNS depression effects caused by alcohol.

    Instructions - Consumption of alcohol while taking Avil 25 mg Tablet is not suggested due to an increase in the risk of depression, impaired judgment, and impaired thinking. It is recommended that you do not perform any activities which require high mental alertness like driving a vehicle or operating heavy machinery after consumption of alcohol while on Avil 25 mg Tablet. 

    General Instructions for Avil 25 mg tablet

    Avil 25 mg Tablet can cause drowsiness, which may decline with time. It is not recommended to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery immediately after taking a dose of avil 25 mg medicine. Use avil medicine only as instructed by your doctor or consultant.

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    Warnings for Pregnant and Breast-Feeding Women

    • Pregnancy - Avil is not suggested for use in pregnant women unless it is strictly indicated. A woman should discuss the benefits and risks with her doctor before using avil 25 mg tablet.
    • Breast-Feeding - Avil is also not recommended for the use in breastfeeding women unless and until it is strictly indicated. A breastfeeding woman should discuss the benefits and risks with her doctor before using avil 25 mg tablet. (9)

    General Warnings Related to Avil 25 mg Tablet

    Do not use avil 25 mg tablet for anything other than the indicated use or more than the prescribed dose. Do not take this medication after the expiry date shown on the packet/label is passed. (10)

    This article lets you know about Avil 25 mg tablet, uses of avil 25 mg, side effects of avil, when to avoid avil 25 mg, the dosage of avil 25 mg tablet, and interaction of avil with alcohol, medicine or disease. It brings to you, all the general warning and instructions related to the avil 25 mg tablet. If you wish to know about infertility treatments such as IVF, IUI, ICSI, MESA, TESA or Surrogacy feel free to contact us on +918929020600 or else you can visit elawoman.com.

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    Obstetrician
    Gurgaon

    Dr. Parul Jain is an infertility specialist and obstetrician for treatment of infertility issues and gynaecological problems. She is known for her empathetic approach towards her patients. After completing her MBBS from L.P.S Institute of Cardiology in 1992, she pursued MS in Obstetrics and Gynecology from Motilal Nehru Medical College in 2006. She is also a member of the Gurgaon Obstetrics and Gynecological Society (GOGS) and Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI). Her competence and expertise in this field give her a success in all the issues related to infertility. She holds her expertise in Normal Vaginal Delivery (NVD), Contraception, High-Risk Pregnancy Care, Antenatal Care and Infertility Treatments. Dr. Parul Jain is an expert in Intrauterine Insemination and is practising at Jain Maternity and Infertility Clinic and Cloudnine Hospital in Gurgaon. You can reach out for her contact details at elawoman.com

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