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POLARAMINE 2.5 MG TABLET

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Composition for POLARAMINE

Dexchlorpheniramine(2.5 mg)

food interaction for POLARAMINE

alcohol interaction for POLARAMINE

pregnancy interaction for POLARAMINE

lactation interaction for POLARAMINE

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Polaramine 2.5 mg tablet at a fixed time.
Polaramine 2.5 mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Polaramine 2.5 mg tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
PROBABLY SAFE
Polaramine 2.5 mg tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION for POLARAMINE

Dexchlorpheniramine(2.5 mg)

Uses

Polaramine 2.5 mg tablet is used in the treatment of allergic disorders.

How it works

Polaramine 2.5 mg tablet belongs to class of medications called antihistamines. It acts by blocking a natural chemical (histamine) that your body makes during an allergic reaction.

Common side effects

Nausea, Rash, Blurred vision, Chest tightness, Chills, Constipation, Coordination impaired, Dizziness, Dry nose, Difficulty in urination, Early menstrual periods, Headache, Loss of appetite, Nasal congestion, Sedation, Sleepiness, Frequent urge to urinate, Vertigo, Wheezing, Dry mouth, Fatigue

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Expert advice for POLARAMINE

  • Do not dexchlorpheniramine, if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to dexchlorpheniramine or any of the other ingredients of dexchlorpheniramine tablet.
  • Consult your doctor before taking dexchlorpheniramine if you have fits (epilepsy); enlarged prostate; increased pressure in the eye that cause visual problems (glaucoma); heart disease; liver disease; lung disease; or an overactive thyroid gland.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery after taking dexchlorpheniramine because you may feel sleepy.

Frequently asked questions for POLARAMINE

Dexchlorpheniramine

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

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

Q.Is dexchlorpheniramine prescription?
Yes, it is available with doctor's prescription only

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

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Content on this page was last updated on 19 January, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)