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Home / Drugs / Starting with M / Methdilazine

Methdilazine is a phenothiazine compound with antihistaminic activity. It is used in the treatment of various dermatoses to relieve pruritus.
Tacaryl hydrochloride
ManufacturersWestwood squibb pharmaceuticals inc
Alpharma us pharmaceuticals division
Methdilazine Hcl
Methdilazine hydrochloride
Methdilazine Monohydrochloride
Methdilazinum [INN-Latin]
Methilazine hydrochloride
Metodilazina [INN-Spanish]


Used for the symptomatic relief of hypersensitivity reactions and particularly for the control of pruritic skin disorders


In allergic reactions an allergen interacts with and cross-links surface IgE antibodies on mast cells and basophils. Once the mast cell-antibody-antigen complex is formed, a complex series of events occurs that eventually leads to cell-degranulation and the release of histamine (and other chemical mediators) from the mast cell or basophil. Once released, histamine can react with local or widespread tissues through histamine receptors. Histamine, acting on H1-receptors, produces pruritis, vasodilatation, hypotension, flushing, headache, tachycardia, and bronchoconstriction. Histamine also increases vascular permeability and potentiates pain. Methdilazine is a histamine H1 antagonist. It competes with histamine for the normal H1-receptor sites on effector cells of the gastrointestinal tract, blood vessels and respiratory tract. It provides effective, temporary relief of sneezing, watery and itchy eyes, and runny nose due to hay fever and other upper respiratory allergies.

mechanism of action

Methdilazine binds to the histamine H1 receptor. This blocks the action of endogenous histamine, which subsequently leads to temporary relief of the negative symptoms brought on by histamine.


Symptoms of overdose include clumsiness or unsteadiness, convulsions, drowsiness, dryness of mouth, nose, or throat, feeling faint, flushing or redness of face, hallucinations, muscle spasms (especially of neck and back), restlessness, shortness of breath or troubled breathing, shuffling walk, tic-like movements of head and face, trembling and shaking of hands, and trouble in sleeping.


Well absorbed in the digestive tract.

drug interactions

Bromocriptine: The phenothiazine decreases the effect of bromocriptine

Cisapride: Increased risk of cardiotoxicity and arrhythmias

Dexfenfluramine: Decreased anorexic effect, may increase psychotic symptoms

Diethylpropion: Decreased anorexic effect, may increase psychotic symptoms

Donepezil: Possible antagonism of action

Fenfluramine: Decreased anorexic effect, may increase psychotic symptoms

Galantamine: Possible antagonism of action

Guanethidine: Methdilazine may decrease the effect of guanethidine.

Mazindol: Decreased anorexic effect, may increase psychotic symptoms

Phentermine: Decreased anorexic effect, may increase psychotic symptoms

Phenylpropanolamine: Decreased anorexic effect, may increase psychotic symptoms

Terfenadine: Increased risk of cardiotoxicity and arrhythmias