Purpose of Tavist

Tavist is an over-the-counter medication used to temporarily treat the symptoms of the common cold, hay fever, and other respiratory allergies. Symptoms may include:

  • runny nose
  • itchy, watery eyes
  • sneezing
  • itching of the nose or throat

Active Ingredients

clemastine fumarate 1.34 mg (equivalent to 1 mg clemastine)

Inactive Ingredients

lactose, povidone, starch, stearic acid, talc


Tavist FDA Warning

Consult a physician before use if you have:

  • a breathing problem such as emphysema or chronic bronchitis
  • glaucoma
  • trouble urinating due to an enlarged prostate

Consult a physician before use if you are taking tranquilizers or sedatives.

When using Tavist:

  • avoid alcoholic drinks
  • drowsiness may occur
  • alcohol, sedatives, and tranquilizers may increase drowsiness
  • be careful when driving a motor vehicle or operating machinery
  • excitability may occur, especially in children

If pregnant or breastfeeding, consult a physician before use.

Keep out of reach of children.

In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away (1-800-222-1222).


For adults and children 12 years of age and older:

  • take one tablet every 12 hours as needed
  • do not take more than 2 tablets in 24 hours unless directed by a physician

Pediatric Use

For children under 12 years, talk to a physician.

Other Information About Tavist

  • This is a sodium free product.
  • Store at room temperature between 20-25°C (68-77°F).