Dronactin is a multi-use medication that is prescribed mostly for patients with allergies. specifically hay fever. and patients suffering from anorexia. It relieves the sneezing. itching. bloating and watery eyes induced by most allergies.
This medication is an anti-histamine with antagonistic tendencies toward serotonin in the body. This means that this medication stops the different chemicals in the body that cause allergic reactions. usually through blood flow control and blood vessel constrictions. The change in serotonin levels affects one’s mood, so the anorexia is challenged by Dronactin through its antagonistic strategy against serotonin. Dronactin is also used to battle insomnia because of its unusually strong sedative effects as an anti-histamine.
DRONACTIN SIDE EFFECTS
Some common side effects of Dronactin include nausea. vomiting. headaches. hypertension. diarrhea. chest pains, dry mouth. confusion. scratchy throat, and a loss of appetite. Serious side effects that may be a sign of an allergic reaction include intense excitement, rashes, problems with vision, difficulty urinating, and weakness in the body. Consult your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occur. It might be best to bring Dronactin patients to a hospital if they show even the slightest sign of an allergic reaction to the medication.
Before taking Dronactin there are some precautionary measurements that each person should take. First, inform your doctor of any medications, over the counter or prescription, that you are taking. Specifically, you should reveal if you are taking cold medicine, depression medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxants, narcotics and even vitamins. Second, inform your doctor about any illnesses you have previously contracted. Asthma. diabetes. hyperthyroidism. urinary tract disorders, heart disease, high blood pressure and seizures can all affect Dronactin and how it affects your body. Adult Dronactin patients should remember that Dronactin specifically has a strong sedative effect so driving or operating machinery that can harm others is not suggested especially after first taking the medication. The medication has the opposite effect on young children. While adults may feel drowsy after taking Dronactin, children, especially very young children, tend to become excited and very active.
DRONACTIN DURING PREGNANCY
Pregnant women should be careful about using this medication since it has not been proved safe for fetuses yet. There might be some risk of abnormalities in the fetus; however it has not been proven yet. It’s better to inform your doctor and have him adjust the dosage or maybe give you another medication. Nursing mothers should be careful too since this medication might pass through the breast milk. It has been suggested that it would be better to stop breastfeeding while on Dronactin, since most medications are passed on in breast milk.
This medication is marketed as Periactin and the dosage being administered varies according to the patient’s age and body mass. For children, the doses vary from 2- 16 mg a day. Adults may use 4-20 mg per day as prescribed by treating doctor. Patients are usually directed to take one pill during various times of the day. This is a medication that can be taken without food.
Dronactin has the following structural formula:
Molecular formula of dronactin is C21H21N Molecular weight is 287.398 g/mol Dronactin available. 2mg/5ml syrup, 4mg tablets