- Symptomatic relief of allergic symptoms caused by histamine release which include nasal allergies and allergic dermatosis.
- Can be used for mild nighttime sedation.
- Prevention of motion sickness and as an antitussive.
- Used as an antinauseant agent.
- Treatment of phenothiazine induced dystonic reactions.
Adult and adolescent: Maximum dosage of 300 mg daily.
- Antihistamineic: 25 to 50 mg every 4 to 6 hours as needed.
- Antidyskinetic: For idiopathic and post encephalitic parkinsonism, 25 mg, 3 times daily, initially, the dose then being gradually increased to 50 mg, 4 times daily, if needed.
- Antiemetic or anti-vertigo agent: 25 to 50 mg every 4 to 6 hours as needed.
- Sedative-hypnotic: 50 mg, 20 to 30 minutes before bedtime, if needed.
- Antitussive: 25 mg every 4 to 6 hours.
Children up to 6 years, 6.25 to 12.5 mg every 4 to 6 hours.
Children 6 to 12 years, 12.5 to 25 mg every 4 to 6 hours, not to exceed 150 mg daily.
- Antiemetic or anti-vertigo agent:
1 to 1.5 mg/ kg every 4 to 6 hours as needed, not to exceed 300 mg daily.
Tusstadt is administered orally, it may be taken with food, water or milk to lessen gastric irritation.
When Tusstadt is used for prophylaxis of motion sickness, it shall be taken at least 30 minutes and preferably 1 to 2 hours, before exposure to conditions that may precipitate motion sickness.