clemastine

noun

clem·​as·​tine ˈklem-ə-ˌstēn How to pronounce clemastine (audio)
: an antihistamine drug administered orally in the form of its fumarate C21H26ClNO·C4H4O4 to relieve the symptoms of hay fever and the common cold
… oral antihistamines, such as chlorpheniramine and clemastine, reduce sneezing and, to a lesser extent, rhinorrhea, probably because of their anticholinergic effects, but they are often associated with excess sedation. Frederick G. Hayden, Scientific American Medicine Bulletin

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“Clemastine.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/clemastine. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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