Karbinal ER Uses
Karbinal ER is prescribed for the treatment of various allergic conditions, such as seasonal and year-round allergies, skin allergies, and eye allergies. This drug is approved for use in adults and children as young as two years old. The use of Karbinal ER in children under the age of two is not recommended, as the drug's active ingredient has been associated with deaths in this age group.
What Is Karbinal ER Used For?
Karbinal™ ER (carbinoxamine extended-release oral suspension) is a prescription medication approved to treat various allergic conditions. It belongs to a group of medicines known as antihistamines. Unlike some antihistamines, Karbinal ER is not available over-the-counter (OTC) -- you can only get it with a prescription.
Karbinal ER is approved to treat the symptoms caused by the following allergic conditions:
- Seasonal and perennial (year-round) allergic rhinitis, which is commonly referred to as nasal allergies, hay fever, or simply "allergies."
- Vasomotor rhinitis, a condition that involves nasal symptoms, such as a runny nose, sneezing, and nasal stuffiness, which are not caused by an infection or allergies.
- Allergic conjunctivitis (also known as eye allergies) due to inhaled allergens, such as pollens or molds, or foods. Allergic conjunctivitis can cause red, itchy, watery eyes and puffy eyelids.
- Allergic skin reactions, including hives or swelling under the skin, when they are mild.
- Dermatographism, a rare skin condition characterized by a raised rash that develops when the skin is touched or scratched with an object.
- Severe, life-threatening allergic reactions known as anaphylactic reactions. When used to treat anaphylactic reactions, Karbinal ER is used in combination with epinephrine and other standard treatments.
- Allergic reactions to blood or plasma.