Pheniramine, an alkylamine derivative is a histamine H1-receptor antagonist with anticholinergic and moderate sedative effects. It is used for treating allergic conditions like urticaria or hay fever and also as an over-the-counter sleeping pill similar to other sedating antihistamines. Besides, it is also found in eyedrops used to treat allergic conjunctivitis.
Pheniramine is usually marketed in combination with other medications, instead of being sold as a stand-alone drug. For example, Neo Citran contains Pheniramine in its composition.
Dosage includes half to one tablet 3 times daily for adults and half a tablet 3 times daily for children (5 to 10 years of age). Pheniramine is not recommended for children under the age of 5 years. To avoid travel sickness, an individual is advised to take the first dose at least 30 minutes prior to travelling.
Side effects of using Pheniramine include drowsiness or bradycardia. Overdose may cause sleep disorders and even seizures if taken in combination with alcohol. It may also lead to lowered levels of adrenaline (epinephrine) which may in turn cause loss of consciousness, if taken in combination with cortisol in long term and hence should be avoided.
Is It safe with alcohol?Avil 25mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
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?There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Does this affect kidney function?There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Does this affect liver function?There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Are there any missed dose instructions?If you miss a dose of Pheniramine, 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 Pheniramine as ingredient
Pheniramine is an antihistamine and anticholinergic that is used to treat hay fever. It works by inhibiting the action of histamine. To do so the drug molecules bind with histamine H1 receptor proteins present is effector cells.
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
Mezolam 7.5Mg Injection
Medzol 1Mg Injection
Zathrin Redimix Suspension
Pratham 200Mg/5Ml Rediuse Suspension
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