Optimin Uses

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Optimin 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.

To provide nutritional supplementation in individuals with malabsorptive conditions. ADEKs uses water- miscible forms of the fat-soluble vitamins to improve absorption in these individuals. It also provides vitamin C, B complex vitamins, and other vitamins plus zinc to supplement dietary intake.

For nutritional supplementation in individuals with deficient diets or difficulty in absorbing fat-soluble vitamins such as may occur in cystic fibrosis. For use solely under medical supervision.

Uses of Optimin in details

There are specific as well as general uses of a drug or medicine. A medicine can be used to prevent a disease, treat a disease over a period or cure a disease. It can also be used to treat the particular symptom of the disease. The drug use depends on the form the patient takes it. It may be more useful in injection form or sometimes in tablet form. The drug can be used for a single troubling symptom or a life-threatening condition. While some medications can be stopped after few days, some drugs need to be continued for prolonged period to get the benefit from it.

This medication is a multivitamin product used to treat or prevent vitamin deficiency due to poor diet, certain illnesses, or during pregnancy. Vitamins are important building blocks of the body and help keep you in good health.

How to use Optimin

Take this medication by mouth, usually once daily or as directed. Follow all directions on the product package, or take as directed by your doctor. Do not take more than the recommended dosage. If you are uncertain about any of the information, consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Do not crush or chew this medication. Doing so can release all of the drug at once, increasing the risk of side effects. Also, do not split the tablets unless they have a score line and your doctor or pharmacist tells you to do so. Swallow the whole or split tablet without crushing or chewing.

Take this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day.

Optimin description


A second-generation histamine H1 receptor antagonist used in the treatment of allergic rhinitis and urticaria. Unlike most classical antihistamines (histamine H1 antagonists) it lacks central nervous system depressing effects such as drowsiness.

Optimin dosage

Childn 1-3 yr 0.5 mL once daily. Infant 6-12 mth 0.25 mL once daily.

Optimin interactions

Optimin (10 mg once daily) has been coadministered with therapeutic doses of erythromycin, cimetidine, and ketoconazole in controlled clinical pharmacology studies in adult volunteers. Although increased plasma concentrations (AUC 0-24 hrs) of Optimin and/or descarboethoxyloratadine were observed following coadministration of Optimin with each of these drugs in normal volunteers (n = 24 in each study), there were no clinically relevant changes in the safety profile of Optimin, as assessed by electrocardiographic parameters, clinical laboratory tests, vital signs, and adverse events. There were no significant effects on QTc intervals, and no reports of sedation or syncope. No effects on plasma concentrations of cimetidine or ketoconazole were observed. Plasma concentrations (AUC 0-24 hrs) of erythromycin decreased 15% with coadministration of Optimin relative to that observed with erythromycin alone. The clinical relevance of this difference is unknown. These above findings are summarized in TABLE 1.

TABLE 1 Effects on Plasma Concentrations (AUC 0-24 hrs) of Optimin and Descarboethoxyloratadine After 10 Days of Coadministration (Optimin 10 mg) in Normal Volunteers
Optimin Descarboethoxyloratadine
Erythromycin (500 mg q8h) + 40% +46%
Cimetidine (300 mg qid) +103% + 6%
Ketoconazole (200 mg q12h) +307% +73%

Optimin side effects


Constipation, diarrhea, or upset stomach may occur. These effects are usually temporary and may disappear as your body adjusts to this medication. If any of these effects persist or worsen, contact your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

If your doctor has prescribed this drug, remember that he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any of the following symptoms of a serious allergic reaction: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

In the US -

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

Optimin contraindications


Optimin is contraindicated in patients who are hypersensitive to this medication or to any of its ingredients.

Active ingredient matches for Optimin:

Multiminerals/Multivitamins in Spain.

Loratadine in Spain.

Mineral Preparation/Multivitamin

Multivitamin and mineral preparation in Mexico.

Unit description / dosage (Manufacturer)Price, USD
Optimin 200 ml Syrup$ 0.03
Optimin Inj Injection$ 0.69
Optimin 15 ml Drop$ 0.04

List of Optimin substitutes (brand and generic names):

Original spray .05 g/100mL (Wassen)
Oziatidin 10 mg x 10 Blister x 10 Tablet
Panvitan-M 1000's (Takeda)$ 37.25
Pharmaniaga Loratadine 10 mg x 10 x 10's (Pharmaniaga Manufacturing Berhad)
Pharmaniaga Loratadine 10 mg x 10 x 10's (Pharmaniaga Manufacturing Berhad)
Pharmaniaga Loratadine 1 mg/1 mL x 1 L (Pharmaniaga Manufacturing Berhad)
Pharmaniaga Loratadine 10 mg x 10 Blister x 10 Tablet (Pharmaniaga Manufacturing Berhad)
Pharmaniaga Loratadine 1 mg/1 mL x 1 Bottle 100 mL (Pharmaniaga Manufacturing Berhad)
Pharmaniaga Loratadine syr 1 mg/mL 1 L x 1's (Pharmaniaga Manufacturing Berhad)
Pharmaniaga Loratadine tab 10 mg 10 x 10's (Pharmaniaga Manufacturing Berhad)
Philmidin 10 mg x 1 Blister x 10 Tablet
Plenyl / green lemon flavor 15's (Oberlin)


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