Carbinoxamine is a first generation antihistamine used to treat allergic rhinitis, vasomotor rhinitis, allergic conjunctivitis, allergic reactions, and mild allergic reactions.
- Brand Names
- Karbinal, Ryvent
- Generic Name
- DrugBank Accession Number
Carbinoxamine is a first generation antihistamine that competes with free histamine for binding at HA-receptor sites. This antagonizes the effects of histamine on HA-receptors, leading to a reduction of the negative symptoms brought on by histamine HA-receptor binding. The product label for carbinoxamine as an over the counter cough and cold medicine is being modified to state "do not use" in children under 4 years of age in order to prevent and reduce misuse, as many unapproved carbinoxamine-containing preparations contained inappropriate labeling, which promoted unapproved uses (including management of congestion, cough, the common cold, and the use in children under 2 years of age), which can potentially cause serious health risks.
- Small Molecule
- 3DSimilar Structures
- Average: 290.788
- Chemical Formula
- Carbinoxamine base
For symptomatic relief of seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis and vasomotor rhinitis, as well as allergic conjunctivitis caused by foods and inhaled allergens. Also for the relief of allergic reactions to blood or plasma, and the symptomatic management of mild, uncomplicated allergic skin manifestations of urticaria and angioedema.Reduce drug development failure ratesBuild, train, & validate machine-learning modelswith evidence-based and structured datasets.Build, train, & validate predictive machine-learning models with structured datasets.
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Carbinoxamine is a first generation antihistamine of the ethanolamine class. Ethanolamine antihistamines have significant antimuscarinic activity and produce marked sedation in most patients. In addition to the usual allergic symptoms, the drug also treats irritant cough and nausea, vomiting, and vertigo associated with motion sickness. It also is used commonly to treat drug-induced extrapyramidal symptoms as well as to treat mild cases of Parkinson's disease. Rather than preventing the release of histamine, as do cromolyn and nedocromil, carbinoxamine competes with free histamine for binding at HA-receptor sites. Carbinoxamine competitively antagonizes the effects of histamine on HA-receptors in the GI tract, uterus, large blood vessels, and bronchial muscle. Ethanolamine derivatives have greater anticholinergic activity than do other antihistamines, which probably accounts for the antidyskinetic action of carbinoxamine.
- Mechanism of action
Carbinoxamine competes with free histamine for binding at HA-receptor sites. This antagonizes the effects of histamine on HA-receptors, leading to a reduction of the negative symptoms brought on by histamine HA-receptor binding. Carbinoxamine's anticholinergic action appears to be due to a central antimuscarinic effect, which also may be responsible for its antiemetic effects, although the exact mechanism is unknown.
Target Actions Organism AHistamine H1 receptorantagonist Humans
- Volume of distribution
- Protein binding
- Not Available
- Route of elimination
10 to 20 hours
- Adverse Effects
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Pathway Category Carbinoxamine H1-Antihistamine Action Drug action
- Pharmacogenomic Effects/ADRs
- Not Available
- Drug Interactions
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1,2-Benzodiazepine The risk or severity of CNS depression can be increased when Carbinoxamine is combined with 1,2-Benzodiazepine. Acetazolamide The risk or severity of CNS depression can be increased when Carbinoxamine is combined with Acetazolamide. Acetophenazine The risk or severity of CNS depression can be increased when Carbinoxamine is combined with Acetophenazine. Acrivastine The risk or severity of QTc prolongation can be increased when Acrivastine is combined with Carbinoxamine. Adenosine The risk or severity of QTc prolongation can be increased when Adenosine is combined with Carbinoxamine. Agomelatine The risk or severity of CNS depression can be increased when Carbinoxamine is combined with Agomelatine. Ajmaline The risk or severity of QTc prolongation can be increased when Ajmaline is combined with Carbinoxamine. Alfentanil The risk or severity of CNS depression can be increased when Carbinoxamine is combined with Alfentanil. Alfuzosin The risk or severity of QTc prolongation can be increased when Alfuzosin is combined with Carbinoxamine. Alimemazine The risk or severity of CNS depression can be increased when Carbinoxamine is combined with Alimemazine.Identify potential medication risksEasily compare up to 40 drugs with our drug interaction checker.Get severity rating, description, and management advice.Learn more
- Food Interactions
- Avoid alcohol. Ingesting alcohol may increase drowsiness caused by carbinoxamine.
- Take on an empty stomach.
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- Product Ingredients
Ingredient UNII CAS InChI Key Carbinoxamine maleate 02O55696WH 3505-38-2 GVNWHCVWDRNXAZ-BTJKTKAUSA-N
- International/Other Brands
- Allergefon (SERP) / Clistin / Histin (Kenyaku) / Karbinal / Rotoxamine / Satinmin (Shou Chan)
- Brand Name Prescription Products
Name Dosage Strength Route Labeller Marketing Start Marketing End Region Image Karbinal ER Suspension, extended release 4 mg/5mL Oral Avadel Pharmaceuticals (Usa), Inc. 2014-01-03 2018-02-16 Karbinal ER Suspension, extended release 4 mg/5mL Oral Aytu Therapeutics, LLC 2014-01-03 Not applicable
- Generic Prescription Products
Name Dosage Strength Route Labeller Marketing Start Marketing End Region Image Arbinoxa Tablet 4 mg/1 Oral Hawthorn Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 2010-08-23 2017-10-01 Arbinoxa Solution 0.8 mg/1mL Oral Hawthorn Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 2011-04-01 2016-11-18 Carbinoxamine Maleate Tablet 4 mg/1 Oral Mikart, LLC 2003-03-19 Not applicable Carbinoxamine Maleate Tablet 4 mg/1 Oral Creekwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 2010-10-27 2013-09-17 Carbinoxamine Maleate Tablet 6 mg/1 Oral Mikart, LLC 2016-05-31 Not applicable Carbinoxamine Maleate Syrup 4 mg/5mL Oral Breckenridge Pharmaceutical, Inc. 2012-12-10 2025-03-15 Carbinoxamine Maleate Tablet 4 mg/1 Oral Cypress Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 2010-08-23 2017-10-01 Carbinoxamine Maleate Solution 4 mg/5mL Oral Par Pharmaceutical, Inc. 2008-02-26 2021-05-31 Carbinoxamine Maleate Solution 4 mg/5mL Oral Physicians Total Care, Inc. 2004-03-10 2011-06-30 Carbinoxamine Maleate Tablet 4 mg/1 Oral Breckenridge Pharmaceutical, Inc. 2012-12-10 2025-06-09
- Mixture Products
Name Ingredients Dosage Route Labeller Marketing Start Marketing End Region Image BECAME TABLET Carbinoxamine maleate (4 mg) + Pseudoephedrine hydrochloride (60 mg) Tablet Oral YUNG SHIN PHARMACEUTICAL (SINGAPORE) PTE LTD 1994-12-15 Not applicable RHINOPRONT UZUN ETKILI 100 GR SUSPANSIYON Carbinoxamine (1.3 mg/5ml) + Phenylpropanolamine (16.7 mg/5ml) Suspension Oral ABDİ İBRAHİM İLAÇ PAZARLAMA A.Ş. 2020-08-14 Not applicable RHINOPRONT UZUN ETKILI KAPSUL, 10 ADET Carbinoxamine (4 mg) + Phenylephrine (20 mg) Capsule Oral ABDİ İBRAHİM İLAÇ SAN. VE TİC. A.Ş. 2020-08-14 Not applicable RHINOTUSSAL UZUN ETKILI 100 GR SUSPANSIYON Carbinoxamine (4 mg) + Phenylpropanolamine (20 mg) Suspension Oral ABDİ İBRAHİM İLAÇ PAZARLAMA A.Ş. 2020-08-14 Not applicable RHINOTUSSAL UZUN ETKILI KAPSUL, 10 ADET Carbinoxamine (4 mg) + Phenylephrine (20 mg) Capsule Oral ABDİ İBRAHİM İLAÇ SAN. VE TİC. A.Ş. 2020-08-14 Not applicable
- Unapproved/Other Products
Name Ingredients Dosage Route Labeller Marketing Start Marketing End Region Image Carbinoxamine/Pseudoephedrine/DM Carbinoxamine maleate (1 mg/1mL) + Dextromethorphan hydrobromide monohydrate (4 mg/1mL) + Pseudoephedrine hydrochloride (15 mg/1mL) Liquid Oral Physicians Total Care, Inc. 2003-01-15 2007-08-08 Coldec DS Carbinoxamine maleate (2 mg/5mL) + Pseudoephedrine hydrochloride (25 mg/5mL) Syrup Oral Breckenridge Pharmaceutical, Inc. 2003-05-01 2004-03-31 Rondamine DM Carbinoxamine maleate (1 mg/1mL) + Dextromethorphan hydrobromide monohydrate (4 mg/1mL) + Pseudoephedrine hydrochloride (15 mg/1mL) Liquid Oral Major 2002-02-05 2008-05-30
- ATC Codes
- R06AA08 — Carbinoxamine
- Drug Categories
- Chemical TaxonomyProvided by Classyfire
- This compound belongs to the class of organic compounds known as benzylethers. These are aromatic ethers with the general formula ROCR' (R = alkyl, aryl; R'=benzene).
- Organic compounds
- Super Class
- Benzene and substituted derivatives
- Sub Class
- Direct Parent
- Alternative Parents
- Chlorobenzenes / Pyridines and derivatives / Aryl chlorides / Heteroaromatic compounds / Trialkylamines / Dialkyl ethers / Azacyclic compounds / Organopnictogen compounds / Organochlorides / Hydrocarbon derivatives
- Amine / Aromatic heteromonocyclic compound / Aryl chloride / Aryl halide / Azacycle / Benzylether / Chlorobenzene / Dialkyl ether / Ether / Halobenzene
- Molecular Framework
- Aromatic heteromonocyclic compounds
- External Descriptors
- tertiary amino compound, pyridines, monochlorobenzenes (CHEBI:3398)
- Affected organisms
- Humans and other mammals
- CAS number
- InChI Key
- IUPAC Name
- Synthesis Reference
Tilford. C.H. and Shelton, R.S.; U.S. Patent 2,606,195;August 5,1952; assigned to The Wm.S. Merrell Company. Swain, A.P.; U.S. Patent 2800,485; July 23,1957; assigned to McNeil Laboratories, Inc.
- General References
- BEALE HD, RAWLING FF, FIGLEY KD: Clistin maleate; a clinical appraisal of a new antihistaminic. J Allergy. 1954 Nov;25(6):521-4. [Article]
- External Links
- Human Metabolome Database
- KEGG Compound
- PubChem Compound
- PubChem Substance
- Therapeutic Targets Database
- RxList Drug Page
- Drugs.com Drug Page
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- Dosage Forms
Form Route Strength Solution Oral 0.8 mg/1mL Tablet Oral Tablet Oral 4 mg Solution Oral 4 mg/5mL Syrup Oral 4 mg/5mL Tablet Oral 4 mg/1 Tablet Oral 6 mg/1 Syrup Oral Suspension, extended release Oral 4 mg/5mL Suspension Oral Capsule Oral Liquid Oral Tablet Oral 4 mg
Unit description Cost Unit Palgic 4 mg tablet 0.87USD tablet Carbinoxamine maleate 4 mg tablet 0.65USD tabletDrugBank does not sell nor buy drugs. Pricing information is supplied for informational purposes only.
Patent Number Pediatric Extension Approved Expires (estimated) Region US8062667 No 2011-11-22 2029-03-29 US9522191 No 2016-12-20 2027-06-15
- Experimental Properties
Property Value Source melting point (°C) < 25 °C PhysProp boiling point (°C) 160 °C at 1.00E-01 mm Hg PhysProp logP 2.6 Not Available
- Predicted Properties
Property Value Source Water Solubility 0.228 mg/mL ALOGPS logP 3.03 ALOGPS logP 3.27 Chemaxon logS -3.1 ALOGPS pKa (Strongest Basic) 8.87 Chemaxon Physiological Charge 1 Chemaxon Hydrogen Acceptor Count 3 Chemaxon Hydrogen Donor Count 0 Chemaxon Polar Surface Area 25.36 Å2 Chemaxon Rotatable Bond Count 6 Chemaxon Refractivity 82.13 m3·mol-1 Chemaxon Polarizability 31.7 Å3 Chemaxon Number of Rings 2 Chemaxon Bioavailability 1 Chemaxon Rule of Five Yes Chemaxon Ghose Filter Yes Chemaxon Veber's Rule Yes Chemaxon MDDR-like Rule No Chemaxon
- Predicted ADMET Features
Property Value Probability Human Intestinal Absorption + 0.9787 Blood Brain Barrier + 0.955 Caco-2 permeable + 0.7503 P-glycoprotein substrate Substrate 0.6804 P-glycoprotein inhibitor I Non-inhibitor 0.5997 P-glycoprotein inhibitor II Non-inhibitor 0.8382 Renal organic cation transporter Inhibitor 0.7956 CYP450 2C9 substrate Non-substrate 0.8203 CYP450 2D6 substrate Substrate 0.5558 CYP450 3A4 substrate Substrate 0.6473 CYP450 1A2 substrate Non-inhibitor 0.9045 CYP450 2C9 inhibitor Non-inhibitor 0.9071 CYP450 2D6 inhibitor Inhibitor 0.8452 CYP450 2C19 inhibitor Non-inhibitor 0.9025 CYP450 3A4 inhibitor Non-inhibitor 0.8403 CYP450 inhibitory promiscuity High CYP Inhibitory Promiscuity 0.5557 Ames test Non AMES toxic 0.8751 Carcinogenicity Non-carcinogens 0.9182 Biodegradation Not ready biodegradable 1.0 Rat acute toxicity 2.9003 LD50, mol/kg Not applicable hERG inhibition (predictor I) Weak inhibitor 0.7085 hERG inhibition (predictor II) Inhibitor 0.6835
- Mass Spec (NIST)
- Not Available
Spectrum Spectrum Type Splash Key Predicted GC-MS Spectrum - GC-MS Predicted GC-MS Not Available GC-MS Spectrum - EI-B GC-MS splash10-0ab9-9000000000-a413c068c7a879eb2068 Mass Spectrum (Electron Ionization) MS splash10-0ab9-9200000000-c3abf61d5cdaa81de77d Predicted MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Positive (Annotated) Predicted LC-MS/MS Not Available Predicted MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Positive (Annotated) Predicted LC-MS/MS Not Available Predicted MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Positive (Annotated) Predicted LC-MS/MS Not Available Predicted MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Negative (Annotated) Predicted LC-MS/MS Not Available Predicted MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Negative (Annotated) Predicted LC-MS/MS Not Available Predicted MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Negative (Annotated) Predicted LC-MS/MS Not Available MS/MS Spectrum - , positive LC-MS/MS splash10-0uxr-0490000000-9ece1371a4992f21aa52
- Pharmacological action
- General Function
- Histamine receptor activity
- Specific Function
- In peripheral tissues, the H1 subclass of histamine receptors mediates the contraction of smooth muscles, increase in capillary permeability due to contraction of terminal venules, and catecholamin...
- Gene Name
- Uniprot ID
- Uniprot Name
- Histamine H1 receptor
- Molecular Weight
- 55783.61 Da
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- Protein group
- Pharmacological action
- General Function
- Not Available
- Specific Function
- Functions as transport protein in the blood stream. Binds various ligands in the interior of its beta-barrel domain. Also binds synthetic drugs and influences their distribution and availability in...
- Martinez-Gomez MA, Carril-Aviles MM, Sagrado S, Villanueva-Camanas RM, Medina-Hernandez MJ: Characterization of antihistamine-human serum protein interactions by capillary electrophoresis. J Chromatogr A. 2007 Apr 20;1147(2):261-9. doi: 10.1016/j.chroma.2007.02.054. Epub 2007 Feb 22. [Article]
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