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Composition for PENCOLIN

Chlorpheniramine(2.5mcg),Ammonium Chloride(50mg)

food interaction for PENCOLIN

alcohol interaction for PENCOLIN

pregnancy interaction for PENCOLIN

lactation interaction for PENCOLIN

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Pencolin linctus may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Pencolin linctus may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for PENCOLIN

Chlorpheniramine(2.5mcg)

Uses

Chlorpheniramine is used in the treatment of allergic disorders.

How it works

Chlorpheniramine belongs to class of medications called antihistamines. It acts by blocking a natural chemical (histamine) that your body makes during an allergic reaction. Histamine is responsible for many symptoms of allergy. 

Common side effects

Nausea, Constipation, Drowsiness, Dry mouth, Dry throat, Dry skin, Headache, Inability to empty the urinary bladder, Loss of appetite, Nasal congestion, Chest congestion, Vomiting
Ammonium Chloride(50mg)

Uses

Ammonium Chloride is used in the treatment of cough with mucus.

How it works

Ammonium chloride is an expectorant, which helps in bringing mucus out of the lungs and thereby relieves the cough. Ammonium chloride is used to maintain the acid-base balance in the body and thus is used to treat patients with hypochloremia and metabolic alkalosis. 

Common side effects

Facial swelling, Allergic reaction, Difficulty in swallowing, Sickness, Nausea, Stomach pain, Shortness of breath, Throat disorder

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Expert advice for PENCOLIN

  • Do not start or continue the chlorpheniramine tablets and consult your doctor, If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to chlorpheniramine or any of the other ingredients of chlorpheniramine tablet.
  • Do not take this medicine without consulting your doctor, if you are pregnant or breast feeding.
  • Do not take for longer than 7 days in a row. Talk with your doctor, if your symptoms do not improve after 7 days of treatment, or if you have a fever with a headache or skin rash.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery after taking chlorpheniramine because you may feel sleepy.

Frequently asked questions for PENCOLIN

Chlorpheniramine

Q.Does chlorpheniramine or chlorpheniramine maleate cause increase in blood pressure/ drowsy/non drowsy/sedating/get you high/keep you awake/sleepiness/make you tired/weight gain?
Chlorpheniramine causing these side effects is common or rare. Always consult your doctor, if you experience any of these side effects

Q.Is chlorpheniramine like Benadryl?
No, chlorpheniramine is different from Benadryl

Q.Is chlorpheniramine prescription?
Yes, it is available with doctor’s prescription only

Q.Can I take chlorpheniramine or chlorpheniramine maleate with Panadol/ cetirizine /Zyrtec/ Allegra/ warfarin/ diphenhydramine/ ibuprofen/Claritin/guaifenesin/Benadryl?
Yes, but taking other medicines may alter the effects of chlorpheniramine. Always consult your doctor for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required

Q.Does chlorpheniramine contain aspirin?
No, it does not contain aspirin in it. Chlorpheniramine is a different drug than aspirin.

Ammonium Chloride

Q.How does ammonium chloride work?
Ammonium chloride is used as an expectorant (helps in bringing mucus out of the lungs) thus helping in curing cough. Ammonium chloride is used to maintain the acid-base balance in the body and thus is used to treat patients with hypochloremia and metabolic alkalosis

Q.Is ammonium chloride safe/ dangerous?
Anmmonium chloride is safe when taken for an indication and at a dose strictly instructed by your doctor.

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Content on this page was last updated on 01 November, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)