Longifene Ds 12 Mg/5Ml Syrup 200 Ml
Buclizine is the active ingredient of Longifene tablets. Buclizine is an antiemetic medicine used in the prevention of motion sickness in adults. It also helps in the treatment of nausea and vomiting, migraine, and certain skin disorders.
How does the drug work?
The possible mechanism by which buclizine performs its action is by inhibiting the chemoreceptor trigger zone of the brain, thus, the drug prevents vomiting. It blocks the nerve pathways which are involved in producing nausea, and migraine. Buclizine also inhibits the histamine receptors, thereby, providing relief from allergic reactions.
What are the common side effect?
The common buclizine side effects are dizziness, drowsiness, tiredness, headache, slight weight gain, agitation, intermittent constipation and dryness of the mouth.
• If a hypersensitivity (allergic) reaction has been experienced to buclizine hydrochloride in the past, then do not take Longifene drug.
• Longifene medicine is not for use in newborn babies. Use with caution in children due to an increased risk of side effects.
• People with open-angle glaucoma (an eye problem), urinary retention, certain disorders of the prostate gland, obstruction in the intestine, epilepsy, kidney and liver impairment should not use this medicine.
• Driving vehicles is not advisable after taking this medicine due to the possibility of side effects with Longifene such as drowsiness and blurred vision.
• Do not take this medicine during early pregnancy. Inform a doctor straight away in case of pregnancy. Nursing women must take the medicine only under the supervision of a physician.
• Taking any other drugs along with Longifene needs a doctor’s approval. This is due to the possibility of undesirable effects with drug-drug interactions.
• Alcohol consumption should be avoided while taking Longifene.
• It is very important to take the exact Longifene dosage as prescribed by a physician. Deviation from the dose can lead to ineffectiveness or unwanted effects of the drug.
• Read the instructions given on the label for Longifene USES and side effects.
1. Should I take Buclizine drug with food? Take the Buclizine with food or within half an hour before food. It should be taken at the same time every day.
2. What are the effects of buclizine in lactating women? In lactating women, buclizine can pass into the breast milk which may cause harm to the newborn baby. Also, this drug can reduce the milk production in nursing women.
3. How can I manage dry mouth with Buclizine? You may chew sugarless candies or gums, ice or saliva substitutes to get relief from dry mouth with Buclizine.
4. How should I take Buclizine for motion sickness? Take 50 mg Buclizine, 30 minutes before you have to travel. You may take another dose after 4-6 hours if needed. However, talk to a doctor for the right dosing.
5. Can I work with machines after taking Longifene tablets? Longifene tablets can cause drowsiness and visual disturbances. If these side effects can be troublesome with the work you do, then better avoid it.