Mequitine Uses

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Mequitine indications

An indication is a term used for the list of condition or symptom or illness for which the medicine is prescribed or used by the patient. For example, acetaminophen or paracetamol is used for fever by the patient, or the doctor prescribes it for a headache or body pains. Now fever, headache and body pains are the indications of paracetamol. A patient should be aware of the indications of medications used for common conditions because they can be taken over the counter in the pharmacy meaning without prescription by the Physician.

Allergic rhinitis, hay fever, periodic rhinitis, urticaria, pruritus, eczema, Quincke’s edema, seasonal conjunctivitis, reactions during desensitization, prophylaxis for asthma.

Mequitine description

Mequitine is a histamine H1 antagonist (antihistamine). It competes with histamine for the normal H1-receptor sites on effector cells of the gastrointestinal tract, blood vessels and respiratory tract. It provides effective, temporary relief of sneezing, watery and itchy eyes, and runny nose due to hay fever and other upper respiratory allergies.

Mequitine dosage


Allergic conditions

Adult: 5 mg bid.

Mequitine interactions

Mequitine can interact with CNS depressant, antichlolinergic, TCA, MAOIs, and alcohol.

Mequitine side effects

CNS depression including slight drowsiness to deep sleep, lassitude, dizziness, incoordination. Headache, psychomotor impairment and antimuscarinic effects. Rarely, rashes and hypersensitivity reactions, blood disorders, convulsions, sweating, myalgia, paraesthesias, extrapyramidal effects, tremor, confusion, sleep and GI disturbances, tinnitus, hypotension, hair loss. Photosensitivity, jaundice.

Mequitine contraindications


  • Prostatic adenoma
  • Closed Angle Glaucoma
  • Paralytic ileus
  • Stenosis of the pylore
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Status Asthmaticus
  • Obstructive chronic broncho-pneumopath
  • Hypersensitivity to the Phenothiazines
  • concomitant MAOI therapy
  • Alcohol

Active ingredient matches for Mequitine:

Mequitazine in Taiwan.

Unit description / dosage (Manufacturer)Price, USD
Mequitine 5 mg x 30 x 6's, 1000's

List of Mequitine substitutes (brand and generic names):

Mequitazine / Sinphar 5 mg
Mequitazine / U-CHU 5 mg x 1000's
Mequizine 5 mg x 10 Blister x 10 Tablet
Tablet; Oral; Mequitazine (Pierre fabre)
Mezinet 5 mg x 1 Box
Minieton 5 mg
Minieton 5 mg x Blister pk
Mining 5 mg
Minro 5 mg x 1000's
Minro 5 mg x 100 x 10's
Syrup; Oral; Mequitazine 1.25 mg / 5 ml (May & baker)
Syrup; Oral; Mequitazine 2.5 mg / 5 ml (May & baker)
Tablet; Oral; Mequitazine 5 mg (May & baker)
Tablet; Oral; Mequitazine 10 mg (May & baker)
Primalan 2.5 mg/5 mL x 60 mL (May & baker)$ 3.62
Pritazine 5 mg x 10 Blister x 10 Tablet
Tablet; Oral; Mequitazine 5 mg (Pierre fabre sante)
Quizine 5 mg x 10 Blister x 10 Tablet
Sinkomin 5 mg
Squmin 5 mg


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