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Chlorpheniramine Maleate + Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide

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Chlorpheniramine Maleate + Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide Uses

Chlorpheniramine Maleate+Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide is used in the treatment of dry cough. It is used for the temporary relief of cough due to throat irritation, sneezing, and running nose.

How Chlorpheniramine Maleate + Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide works

Chlorpheniramine Maleate + Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide is a combination of two medicines: Chlorpheniramine Maleate and Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide, which relieves dry cough. Chlorpheniramine Maleate is an antiallergic which helps reduce cough associated with allergies by blocking the effects of a chemical messenger, histamine. Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide is a cough suppressant which relieves cough by reducing the activity of cough center in the brain.

Common side effects of Chlorpheniramine Maleate + Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide

Polyuria, Urinary retention, Sedation, Respiratory disorder, Vomiting, High blood pressure, Nervousness, Tremors, Decreased appetite, Increased heart rate, Dizziness, Hallucination, Discomfort when urinating, Pale skin, Headache, Nausea, Double vision, Heartburn, Weakness, Diarrhea, Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeats), Dryness in mouth, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Convulsion
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Last updated
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Expert advice for Chlorpheniramine Maleate + Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide

  • Chlorpheniramine Maleate + Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide helps relieve dry persistent cough.
  • Measure the syrup with a special dose-measuring spoon or cup, not a regular table spoon.
  • Drink extra fluids to help loosen the congestion and lubricate your throat while you are taking this medication.
  • It may cause dizziness and drowsiness. Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol while taking Chlorpheniramine Maleate + Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide as it can cause excessive drowsiness.
  • Inform your doctor if your cough lasts more than 7 days, comes back, or occurs with fever, rash or headache that lasts. These could be signs of a serious condition.

Frequently asked questions for Chlorpheniramine Maleate + Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide

Chlorpheniramine Maleate + Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide

Q. Will Chlorpheniramine Maleate+Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide be more effective if taken in more than recommended dose?

No, taking a higher than the recommended dose may not be more effective, rather it may increase the chances of having some serious side effects and toxicity. If you experience increased severity of your symptoms, that are not relieved by the recommended doses, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. Can I breastfeed while taking Chlorpheniramine Maleate+Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide?

No, it is not advisable to breastfeed while using Chlorpheniramine Maleate+Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide. This medicine contains Chlorpheniramine, an antihistamine, which can pass into the breast milk and may harm the baby. Inform your doctor that you are breastfeeding if you are advised to take this medicine.

Q. Can the use of Chlorpheniramine Maleate+Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide cause sleepiness or drowsiness?

Yes, Chlorpheniramine Maleate+Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide Hydrobromide may make you feel drowsy or sleepy. Avoiding driving car, operating machinery, working at heights or participating in potentially dangerous activities until you know how the medicine affects you. Inform your doctor if you experience such episode while you are taking this medicine.


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