Consumer Medication Information Leaflet(RiMUP)
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
Pregnancy and breastfeeding
It should not be used in pregnancy and
- 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
- 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
- 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.
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
Reporting Medicinal Problems /
Side Effects / AEFI / Vaccine Safety).
Storage and disposal of Hizamin
Store in a cool, dry place, below 30
Protect from light.
Keep out of reach of children.
Medicines should not be disposed of via
wastewater or household waste. Ask your
pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no
- What it looks like
White, round biconvex tablet.
- Active ingredient: mequitazine
- Inactive ingredients: polyvinylpyrrolidone,
lactose monohydrate, cornstarch and
- 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