Longifene Ds Tablet 10
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.
Mode of drug action :
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 effects?
The common buclizine side effects are dizziness, drowsiness, tiredness, headache, slight weight gain, agitation, intermittent constipation and dryness of the mouth.
Special precautions for safe use
• If a hypersensitivity (allergic) reaction has been experienced to buclizine hydrochloride in the past, then do not take Longifene DS tablet.
• Longifene DS 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 buclizine 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 DS.
• It is very important to take the exact buclizine 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 DS tablet uses and side effects.
What else should I know?
1. Should I take buclizine tablets with food? Take the buclizine tablets with a glass of water, 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 tablets? You may chew sugarless candies or gums, ice or saliva substitutes to get relief from dry mouth with buclizine tablets.
4. How should I take buclizine tablets for motion sickness? Take 50 mg buclizine tablets, 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 buclizine tablets? Buclizine tablets can cause drowsiness and visual disturbances. If these side effects can be troublesome with the work you do, then better avoid it.