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Tips on Taking Clemastine

Prescription Clemastine Syrup

The recommended starting dosage for treating allergies (such as hay fever) in children ages 6 to 12 is one teaspoonful (0.67 mg per 5 mL, equal to 0.5 mg of clemastine per 5 mL) twice daily. For treating allergic skin reactions (such as hives or swelling) in this age group, the recommended starting dosage is two teaspoonfuls (10 mL) twice daily. For either use, your child's healthcare provider may increase the dose as necessary, up to a maximum of six teaspoonfuls (30 mL) total per day.
 
The recommended starting clemastine dosage for treating allergies (such as hay fever) in adults and children 12 years old and up is two teaspoonfuls (10 mL) twice daily. For treating allergic skin reactions (such as hives or swelling) in this age group, the recommended starting dosage is four teaspoonfuls (20 mL) twice daily. For either use, the maximum dose is 12 teaspoonfuls (60 mL) total per day.
 

General Information on Dosing With Clemastine

Considerations for people taking clemastine include the following:
 
  • This medication comes in tablet form (for the non-prescription version) and tablet or syrup form (for the prescription version). It is taken by mouth two or three times daily.
     
  • You can take clemastine with food or on an empty stomach. If the medication seems to bother your stomach, try taking it with a little food.
     
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as directed.
     
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage of clemastine, please talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
     
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