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Pheniramine

Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

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.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Internal Medicine Specialist before using this medicine.
  • Allergic Disorders

  • 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

Ques: What is Pheniramine?

Ans: Pheniramine is an antihistamine medicinal drug that contains Pheniramine as main element present in it. This medication acts as histamine antagonists that are used for the treatment and prevention from diseases such as hay fever, allergic rhinitis, pruritus, and allergic dermatoses. Pheniramine is also used to control common cold, flu, allergies, watery eyes, running nose, itchy throat, and breathing troubles.

Ques: What are the uses of Pheniramine?

Ans: Pheniramine is a medication, which is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions such as hay fever, allergic rhinitis, pruritus, and allergic dermatoses. Apart from these, it can also be used to treat conditions like common cold, flu, allergies, watery eyes, running nose, itchy throat, sneezing, flu and breathing troubles. The patient should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using Pheniramine to avoid undesirable effects.

Ques: What are the Side Effects of Pheniramine?

Ans: Pheniramine is a medication which has some commonly reported side effects. These side effects may or may not occur always and some of them are rare but severe. This is not a complete list and if you experience any of the below-mentioned side effects, contact your doctor immediately. Here are some side effects of Pheniramine which are dizziness, hallucinations, upset stomach, stomach pain, sleeping troubles, constipation, itching, and rashes. It is a list of possible side-effects which may occur due to the constituting ingredients of Pheniramine.

Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal Pheniramine?

Ans: Pheniramine should be kept in a cool dry place and in its original pack. Make sure this medication remains unreachable to children and pets. The patient should consult a doctor for its further uses and side effects and should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using to avoid undesirable effects. It is a prescribed medication. It is important to dispose of expired and unused medications properly to avoid health problems.
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Medicines containing Pheniramine
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What are the interactions of Pheniramine ?
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