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Chlorpheniramine Maleate

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Chlorpheniramine Maleate Uses

Chlorpheniramine Maleate is used in the treatment of allergic conditions.

How Chlorpheniramine Maleate works

Chlorpheniramine Maleate is an antiallergic medication. When your body is exposed to an allergen (pollen, animal dander, house dust etc.), it produces a chemical called histamine. This causes watery eyes, runny or blocked nose, sneezing, skin rashes, itching etc. Chlorpheniramine Maleate works by blocking the action of histamine, thereby relieving these symptoms.

Common side effects of Chlorpheniramine Maleate

Dryness in mouth, Sleepiness, Nausea, Headache, Sedation, Difficulty in paying attention, Impaired coordination, Dizziness, Blurred vision, Fatigue
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Expert advice for Chlorpheniramine Maleate

  • Avoid driving or operating dangerous machinery as it may decrease alertness.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Chlorpheniramine Maleate, as it may cause excessive sleepiness or drowsiness.

Frequently asked questions for Chlorpheniramine Maleate

Chlorpheniramine Maleate

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.


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