Primalan Uses

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Primalan 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.

Primalan description

Primalan 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.

Primalan dosage


Allergic conditions

Adult: 5 mg bid.

Primalan interactions

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

Primalan 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.

Primalan 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 Primalan:

Mequitazine in Algeria, Argentina, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Cote D'ivoire, France, Gabon, Guinea, Latvia, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Niger, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Senegal, Togo, Tunisia, Zaire.

Unit description / dosage (Manufacturer)Price, USD
Syrup; Oral; Mequitazine 1.25 mg / 5 ml
Syrup; Oral; Mequitazine 2.5 mg / 5 ml
Tablet; Oral; Mequitazine 5 mg
Tablet; Oral; Mequitazine 10 mg
Primalan 2.5 mg/5 mL x 60 mL$ 3.62

List of Primalan substitutes (brand and generic names):

Mequitazine / Sinphar 5 mg
Mequitazine / U-CHU 5 mg x 1000's
Mequitazine / Sinphar 5 mg
Mequitazine / U-CHU 5 mg x 1000's
Mequitine 5 mg x 30 x 6's, 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
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


  1. PubChem. "mequitazine". (accessed September 17, 2018).
  2. DrugBank. "mequitazine". (accessed September 17, 2018).
  3. DTP/NCI. "mequitazine: The NCI Development Therapeutics Program (DTP) provides services and resources to the academic and private-sector research communities worldwide to facilitate the discovery and development of new cancer therapeutic agents.". (accessed September 17, 2018).


The results of a survey conducted on for Primalan are given in detail below. The results of the survey conducted are based on the impressions and views of the website users and consumers taking Primalan. We implore you to kindly base your medical condition or therapeutic choices on the result or test conducted by a physician or licensed medical practitioners.

User reports

2 consumers reported useful

Was the Primalan drug useful in terms of decreasing the symptom or the disease?
According to the reports released by website users, the below mentioned percentages of users say the drug is useful / not useful to them in decreasing their symptoms/disease. The usefulness of the drug depends on many factors, like severity of the disease, perception of symptom, or disease by the patient, brand name used [matters only to a certain extent], other associated conditions of the patient. If the drug is not effective or useful in your case, you need to meet the doctor to get re-evaluated about your symptoms/disease, and he will prescribe an alternative drug.

3 consumers reported price estimates

Was the price you paid to purchase the drug reasonable? Did you feel it was expensive?
The below mentioned numbers have been reported by website users about whether the Primalan drug is expensive or inexpensive. There is a mixed opinion among users. The rating about the cost of the drug depends on factors like which brand drug the patient purchased, how effective it was for the price paid, the country or place the drug is marketed, and the economic condition of the patient. The users who feel the drug is expensive can look for an alternative brand drug or a generic drug to save the cost.
Not expensive2

10 consumers reported time for results

To what extent do I have to use Primalan before I begin to see changes in my health conditions?
As part of the reports released by website users, it takes > 3 month and a few days before you notice an improvement in your health conditions.
Please note, it doesn't mean you will start to notice such health improvement in the same time frame as other users. There are many factors to consider, and we implore you to visit your doctor to know how long before you can see improvements in your health while taking Primalan. To get the time effectiveness of using Primalan drug by other patients, please click here.
> 3 month4
5 days2
3 days1
2 weeks1
2 days1
1 month1

89 consumers reported age

< 128
> 602

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