Avil is an anti-allergic or antihistaminic medication which is taken by people in cases of allergic reactions or hypersensitivity cases. Example: Allergy to dust, pollens, animal hair, etc. Get to know how Avil works, its side effects, precautions, and contraindications where Avil is not suggested.
Avil – Compound
It is a derivative of Alkylamine which is a histaminic antagonist which partially sedative in action. The main compound of the Avil tablet is Pheniramine. Its price is very low and it is very easily available in the market.
Some brand manufacturers
Avil tablets are being manufactured by Sanofi-Aventis Australia Pty Ltd. Avil is majorly available online websites as well as in stores.
How to take medicine
You should swallow the tablet with a big gulp of water. The tablet is not chewable hence it must not be chewed only swallowed.
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How does the medication work?
The Avil tablet or Avil injection works in an antihistaminic way. They block the chemical messengers who are majorly responsible for causing itching, congestion, inflammation and all forms of allergic reactions in the body.
Avil uses and benefits
Avil tablets are recommended to be used in treating the following cases:
- Allergic rhinitis
- Motion sickness
- Allergic reactions
- Body rashes
- Hay fever
- Running nose
- Meniere’s disease
- Travel sickness
Avil Side Effects
- Confusion/ hallucinations
- Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
- Difficulty in urinating
- Urinary retention/Leakage of urine
- Severe allergic reaction
- Blurred vision
- Irregular heartbeat
- swelling of the tongue,
- swelling of the throat
Consuming alcohol with an Avil tablet of 25 mg causes extreme drowsiness, calmness; hence, driving must be strictly avoided if you have consumed alcohol along with Avil dose. It reduces alertness and makes the person feel sleepy.
There is no significant problem noted yet extreme dosage may cause excessive sleepiness. If the lactating mother is consuming Avil then the sleepiness effects can be well observed in the baby so avoid continuous consumption of this medicine during lactation.
Usually, there are no reported side effects of using this drug during the pregnancy but using too much or overdosing of Avil can be a problem. The cases have not been reported much but it is always recommended by the gynecologists to stay away from the drug specially overdoing in pregnancy is a big risk.
Careful with Contraindications
Avil tablets show excessive interactions with some medications like:
- Monoamine oxidase inhibitors
- Aminoglycoside antibiotics
A tablet of 25 mg is sold in the market which must be consumed according to the prescribed dosage or by the dosing scheduled as mentioned by the practitioner.
The drug is sold in combination with other medications like in NeoCitran which contains Avil as an active ingredient.
Dosage depends on various factors like your age, health problem you are suffering. It is strongly advised to follow instructions provided by your doctor or read the medicine label carefully to avoid any unwanted side effects.
Appropriate Storage conditions
It must be kept in a cool and dry place away from dampness and away from the reach of children. It is most stable at a temperature below 300 C.
Keep an eye on these Warning signs
Avil is not recommended to be used in cases when the individual is suffering from:
- Severe Allergy
- Breathing problems
- Enlarged prostate
- If you have liver damage
- Suffering from epilepsy
- Neonates and premature infants
- Suffering from Benign prostatic hyperplasia
- Consuming Antidepressants
- Heart diseases
- People suffering from closed angle glaucoma
In case of an Avil tablet overdose, you must immediately consult the practitioner and must stop taking any further doses of Avil.
Ms. Nikita Saraswat graduated as a gold medalist in B. Pharma from Uttar Pradesh Technical University in 2012. Subsequently, she has earned a Master in Pharmacology from Council of Scientific Research – Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, Lucknow (CSIR-IITR). She currently serves as an Assistant Professor as well as pursuing a Ph.D. in Pharmacology. Nikita is also a passionate author who loves to keep herself updated with the latest advances in medicine and health. She regularly publishes her writings on medicine at HealthClues and has also published various research papers and healthcare books in reputed publications including the Bentham Science Journal, UGC and Clarivate Analytics indexed journals.