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What is astemizole?

Astemizole is no longer available in the United States.

Astemizole was previously marketed in the United States under the brand name Hismanal. The drug was discontinued in 1999 due to the severe side effects it could potentially cause. Astemizole is used to treat allergic reactions such as a runny nose, sneezing, hives, itchy eyes, and other symptoms. Astemizole is an antihistamine.

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