Main information

  • Trade name:
  • Hizamin Tablet
  • Medicine domain:
  • Humans
  • Medicine type:
  • Allopathic drug



  • Available in:
  • Hizamin Tablet
  • Language:
  • English


  • Source:
  • NPRA - National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency - Bahagian Regulatori Farmasi Negara
  • Authorization number:
  • MAL19988487
  • Last update:
  • 28-05-2018

Patient Information leaflet: composition, indications, side effects, dosage, interactions, adverse reactions, pregnancy, lactation

Consumer Medication Information Leaflet(RiMUP)


Mequitazine (5mg)


What is in this leaflet

1. What Hizamin is used for

2. How Hizamin works

3. Before you use Hizamin

4. How to use Hizamin

5. While you are using it

6. Side effects

7. Storage and disposal of Hizamin

8. Product description

9. Manufacturer and Product Registration


10.Date of revision

What Hizamin is used for

It is used in the symptomatic relief of

hypersensitivity reactions like including

hives, inflammation of the nose and outer

eye membrane (conjunctiva) and itchy skin


How Hizamin works

Mequitazine is an antihistamine and its

actions include antimuscarinic and mild

central sedative properties.

Before you use Hizamin

- When you must not use it

Do not use in conditions below:

- during acute asthma attacks

- premature infants and children below 12


- sensitive to medicine containing

phenothiazines and other ingredients of

this product.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

It should not be used in pregnancy and

breastfeeding mothers.

- Before you start to use it

Be cautious if used in elderly, individual

with increased pressure of the eye, urinary

retention, enlargement of the prostate gland,

stomach outlet or intestinal obstruction,

epilepsy and severe heart and blood


- Taking other medicines

Tell the doctor or pharmacist if taking:

- sympatomimetic amines

- central nervous system depressant

- anticholinergic

- tricyclic antidepressant

- monoamine oxidase inhibitors

How to use Hizamin

- How much to use

To be taken 5mg twice daily. Follow all

directions given by your doctor and

pharmacist carefully. They may differ from

information contained in this leaflet. If you

do not understand instructions on the label,

ask your doctor or pharmacist for help.

- When to use it

Use as directed by your doctor or


- How long to use it

Continue taking Hizamin for as long as

your doctor recommends.

- If you forget to use it

Consult your doctor or pharmacist on what

you should do if you forget to use it. Take

the missed dose as soon as you remember.

If it is almost time for your next dose, wait

until then to take the medicine and skip the

missed dose. Do not take a double dose to

make up for the missed dose.

- If you use too much (overdose)

Contact your doctor immediately or go

to the Emergency Department of your

nearest hospital, if you think you or

anyone else may have taken too much of

this medicine. Do this even if there are no

signs of discomfort or poisoning. You may

need urgent medical attention.

Symptom of overdose include sedation.

While you are using Hizamin

- Things you must do

- Take your medicine exactly as your

doctor has told you.

- Tell all the doctors, dentists and

pharmacists treating you that you are

taking Hizamin.

- Tell your doctor immediately if you

become pregnant while taking this


- Things you must not do

- Do not stop taking the medicine unless

advised by your doctor.

- Do not take any new medicines without

consulting your doctor.

- Do not give Hizamin to anyone else,

even if they have the same symptoms or

condition as you.

- Things to be careful of

Caution when driving or doing jobs

requiring alertness because of possible

drowsiness. Avoid alcoholic beverages.

Side effects

Although mequitazine causes less

drowsiness, you should ensure that sedation

has not occurred before operating

machineries. Dry mouth, disturbances of

visual accommodation may occur.

You may report any side effects or adverse

drug reactions directly to the National Centre

for Adverse Drug Reaction Monitoring by

calling Tel: 03-78835550, or visiting the

website npra.moh.gov.my


Reporting Medicinal Problems /

Side Effects / AEFI / Vaccine Safety).

Storage and disposal of Hizamin

- Storage

Store in a cool, dry place, below 30

Protect from light.

Keep out of reach of children.

- Disposal

Medicines should not be disposed of via

wastewater or household waste. Ask your

pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no

longer required.

Product description

- What it looks like

White, round biconvex tablet.

- Ingredients

- Active ingredient: mequitazine

- Inactive ingredients: polyvinylpyrrolidone,

lactose monohydrate, cornstarch and

magnesium stearate

- MAL number:


Manufacturer and Product Registration


Prime Pharmaceutical Sdn. Bhd.

1505, Lorong Perusahaan Utama 1

Taman Perindustrian Bukit Tengah

14000 Bukit Mertajam, Penang, Malaysia.

Date of revision


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