There is only one standard recommended dosage for this medication. As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Tavist Dosage for more information.)
As with any medicine, Tavist can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience bothersome side effects. Some people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Possible side effects of Tavist include, but are not limited to:
- Coordination problems
- Indigestion or heartburn.
(Click Tavist Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
Tavist can potentially interact with several other medicines (see Tavist Drug Interactions).
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this medication if you have:
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- An enlarged prostate (also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH)
- Difficulty passing urine
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Heart disease
- Difficult passing urine
- An overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism)
- Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Tavist and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Tavist and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Tavist Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)