Who should not take clemastine?

Clemastine should not be used to treat allergy symptoms in children younger than age six. People who are allergic to clemastine or any ingredient in its tablet form should not take clemastine. Women who are breast-feeding shouldn't take clemastine because of the health risk it poses to the nursing child. Anyone taking or having taken a monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI) within the last 14 days should not use clemastine. People taking sodium oxybate (GHB or Xyrem) should not use clemastine.

Clemastine can interact with other non-prescription and prescription medications, so it's important to talk to a doctor or pharmacist about possible drug interactions before taking clemastine. Clemastine should not be taken to treat a chronic cough linked to health conditions such as asthma or emphysema.

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