This medication is used to relieve symptoms of allergic reactions, such as itching, hives, and runny nose, by blocking the action of histamine, a chemical involved in allergic responses. It is also used to treat symptoms of skin allergy.
It can be prescribed to manage anxiety and tension. It has a calming effect on the central nervous system and may help reduce anxiety-related symptoms.
It may be used as a sedative for pre-operative anxiety and to induce sleep in cases of insomnia, as it can cause drowsiness.