Tavegil or suprastin which is better Which drug to choose reviews, price, analogues

slide 8 - 7People with allergies often doubt whether Tavegil or Suprastin is better. These two drugs help relieve hypersensitivity by blocking the excess amount of free histamine, which is produced as a result of an allergic reaction.

But the pills do not treat the cause of the allergy.

Both drugs are first-generation antihistamines and are sedative. Let’s try to figure out whether the drugs can be called interchangeable and if not, which drug is better.

Drug similarities

Allergy sufferers often ask a doctor a question or are interested in each other, what is the difference between Suprastin and Tavegil, which drug is more effective, stronger, better.

It is known that medications relieve allergic symptoms, are antihistamines that help relieve puffiness, get rid of runny nose, tearing, burning, itching in the nasopharynx and other allergic reactions.

Tavegil and Suprastin act quickly and equally, after taking the allergic symptoms disappear within 30-60 minutes, therefore Tavegil and Suprastin are considered drugs that intensively eliminate allergies.

Which one is better depends on the individual characteristics of the allergic person. The effect of both drugs does not exceed 8 hours, in addition, both drugs have side effects. Under the action of the drug, the liver is the first to suffer.

Judging by the individual characteristics of a person, one can assume which of the means is better for him, Tavegil or Suprastin.

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Self-medication is dangerous, so it’s best to listen to your doctor’s advice to rely on one of the medications.

The doctor will carefully examine the patient’s condition, taking into account chronic diseases, paying attention to the age and position of the allergic person.

Tavegil and Suprastin are taken for a short time. It is better not to take the drug for more than 7 days.

Medicinal contraindications Tavegil and Suprastin

It is forbidden to take in the first year of a child’s life, for pregnant and lactating women, it is better to refrain from taking it for asthmatic attacks, hypersensitivity to the components of the drug, porphyria.It is forbidden to give to newborns, people with severe renal failure, with asthmatic attacks, hypersensitivity to the components of the drug, people with increased eye pressure and an enlarged prostate gland.

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The difference between Tavegil and Suprastin

Comparison of Tavegil and Suprastin

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A short instruction on the use of Tavegil

Tavegil blocks histamine receptors, beneficially affecting the resistance of cells to its effects. The drug is available in the form of tablets and medicinal intravenous, intramuscular solutions.

It should be emphasized that when using the drug in the form of tablets, the children’s dose is half that of the adult, and when introducing the solution to a child from 1 year old, they proceed from a body weight of 0,025 mg per 1 kg of weight.

It is best to take the medicine before meals or before going to bed with plenty of water.

There are undesirable phenomena from the side:

  • Central nervous system, cephalalgia, dizziness, weakness, decreased concentration, desire to sleep,
  • Gastrointestinal dyspepsia syndrome,
  • Breathing disorder, lack of air, increased blood pressure.

Tavegil is not recommended for people whose work requires a high reaction rate and for allergy sufferers suffering from liver failure. If a mild immune reaction is visible, it is best to give preference to pills.

Indications to the use of Tavegil and Suprastin

A small instruction on the use of Suprastin

Suprastin acts identically to Tavegil. The medicine is also produced in tablet form and intramuscular, intravenous solutions.

Better to do injections under medical supervision.

Children from 6 to 12 years old are prescribed half a tablet, and parents of babies from 1 month to 1 year are recommended 1/4 tablet 2 times a day.

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When using the drug, there are undesirable effects from:

  • Urinary tract,
  • Musculoskeletal system,
  • Circulatory systems,
  • Dyspepsia, state of anxiety,
  • Feeling tired, lowering blood pressure.

Unlike Tavegil, which does not act as a sedative, Suprastin produces a sedative effect, causing drowsiness.

It is better not to use the drug for diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, for problems with the liver and gallbladder.

Side effects

Replacing drugs with generics

If the pharmacy does not have Tavegil or Suprastin, it is better to replace the drugs with analogues. As research does not stand still, new drugs are emerging.

Good generic medicines:

  • Zodak,
  • Claritin,
  • Diazolin,
  • Diphenhydramine,
  • Fenistil,
  • Loratadin,
  • Telfast,
  • Revalgin and other generics.

Suprastin and Tavegil, despite the similarities, differ in many ways. You should not choose your own medicines, but it is better to consult a doctor. Self-medication will not lead to the desired result, and the situation may worsen.



Eleanor, 27 years old

I am a nursing mother, my daughter has a rash on her legs and cheeks. The doctor advised me to take the drug Tavegil, which, penetrating into breast milk, relieved the child of allergies, but I had severe diarrhea.

Christina, 34 years old

One day my youngest son had Quincke’s edema. I called an ambulance, but was reinsured and gave the child Suprastin. By the time the ambulance arrived, my son felt much better.

Mark, 19 years old

There is always a place for Suprastin in my home medicine cabinet. I am on a diet, but sometimes severe itching and hives come on. Suprastin helps to get rid of allergies, I have no side effects on it.

Tatyana Jakowenko

Editor-in-chief of the Detonic online magazine, cardiologist Yakovenko-Plahotnaya Tatyana. Author of more than 950 scientific articles, including in foreign medical journals. He has been working as a cardiologist in a clinical hospital for over 12 years. He owns modern methods of diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases and implements them in his professional activities. For example, it uses methods of resuscitation of the heart, decoding of ECG, functional tests, cyclic ergometry and knows echocardiography very well.

For 10 years, she has been an active participant in numerous medical symposia and workshops for doctors - families, therapists and cardiologists. He has many publications on a healthy lifestyle, diagnosis and treatment of heart and vascular diseases.

He regularly monitors new publications of European and American cardiology journals, writes scientific articles, prepares reports at scientific conferences and participates in European cardiology congresses.