Chlorpheniramine is primarily prescribed to treat perennial and seasonal allergic rhinitis and other allergic symptoms including urticaria. Chlorpheniramine is an antihistamine that works by blocking the action of histamine in the body.
It is used for relieving symptoms of sinus pressure, sinus congestion, runny nose, itching of the throat and nose, watery eyes, and sneezing due to upper respiratory infections, hay fever, and allergies.
Some adverse effects of this drug include confusion, anxiety, restlessness, blurred vision, dry mouth, decreased coordination, and irritability. Before using this medication you should notify your doctor if you have or are:
- Allergic to this drug
- Taking or have taken sodium oxybate, furazolidone or a monoamine oxidase inhibitor within the last 14 days
- Breathing problems, glaucoma, heart problems, liver disease, high blood pressure, etc
You can take this drug in the form of a tablet, capsule, or liquid form by mouth with or without food. This medicine is usually recommended only for a short time until your symptoms are cleared. Do not take it for longer than 7 days in a row.
May cause drowsiness; swallow whole, do not crush or chew sustained-release product; avoid alcohol, may impair coordination and judgment. Chronic use of antihistamines will inhibit salivary flow, particularly in elderly patients; this may contribute to periodontal disease and oral discomfort.
Stability: Incompatible when mixed in the same syringe with calcium chloride, kanamycin, norepinephrine, pentobarbital.
This medication can be used in below-mentioned conditions
Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis
Narrow Angle Glaucoma
Is It safe with alcohol?This drug may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?This drug is extremely unsafe to be used during pregnancy. Studies carried out on humans and animals have shown significant adverse effects on the fetus. Doctor consultation is recommended in such cases.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
Does this affect kidney function?Contraindicated in patients with moderate to severe renal impairment. Caution to be advised in patients with severely impaired renal function.
Does this affect liver function?There is no data available. Please consult a doctor before consuming the drug.
How long is the duration of effect?The effect of this medicine will remain active for about 20 - 24 hours.
What is the onset of action?The effect of this medicine will be initiated within 2 hours after its administration.
Are there any overdose instructions?Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
Are there any missed dose instructions?If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Below is the list of medicines, which contains Chlorpheniramine as ingredient
This medication falls under the category of a first-generation antihistamine, which is used to prevent allergic symptoms from conditions such as urticaria and rhinitis. It binds to the histamine H1 receptor, which prevents the action from endogenous histamine.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Medicine
Interaction with Disease
Interaction with Food
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