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    Chlorpheniramine Maleate + Paracetamol/Acetaminophen + Phenylephrine

    Information about Chlorpheniramine Maleate + Paracetamol/Acetaminophen + Phenylephrine

    Chlorpheniramine maleate + paracetamol/acetaminophen + phenylephrine uses

    Chlorpheniramine Maleate+Paracetamol/Acetaminophen+Phenylephrine is used in the treatment of common cold symptoms.

    How chlorpheniramine maleate + paracetamol/acetaminophen + phenylephrine works

    This is a combination of three medicines: Chlorpheniramine, paracetamol and phenylephrine which relieves common cold symptoms. Chlorpheniramine is an antiallergic which relieves allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing. Paracetamol is an analgesic (pain reliever) and antipyretic (fever reducer). It blocks the release of certain chemical messengers in the brain that are responsible for pain and fever. Phenylephrine is a nasal decongestant which narrows the small blood vessels providing relief from congestion or stuffiness in the nose.

    Common side effects of chlorpheniramine maleate + paracetamol/acetaminophen + phenylephrine

    Nausea, Vomiting, Allergic reaction, Sleepiness, Headache
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    Expert advice for Chlorpheniramine Maleate + Paracetamol/Acetaminophen + Phenylephrine

    • Chlorpheniramine Maleate + Paracetamol/Acetaminophen + Phenylephrine helps relieve symptoms of cold and flu such as headache, sore throat, runny nose, muscular pain, and fever.
    • It may cause dizziness and sleepiness. Don't drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how it affects you.
    • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking this medicine as it may cause excessive drowsiness.
    • Do not take it with any other medicine containing paracetamol (drugs for pain/fever or cough-and-cold) without asking your doctor first.
    • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

    Frequently asked questions for Chlorpheniramine Maleate + Paracetamol/Acetaminophen + Phenylephrine

    Chlorpheniramine Maleate + Paracetamol/Acetaminophen + Phenylephrine

    Q. What is Chlorpheniramine Maleate+Paracetamol/Acetaminophen+Phenylephrine?

    Chlorpheniramine Maleate+Paracetamol/Acetaminophen+Phenylephrine is a combination of three medicines: Chlorpheniramine, Paracetamol / Acetaminophen and Phenylephrine. This combination helps to relieve symptoms of cold like runny nose, watery eyes, fever and headache. Chlorpheniramine is an antiallergic. It relieves allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing. Paracetamol blocks the release of certain chemical messengers in the brain that are responsible for pain and fever. Phenylephrine is a decongestant which narrows the small blood vessels and provides relief from congestion or stuffiness in the nose.

    Q. Is it safe to use Chlorpheniramine Maleate+Paracetamol/Acetaminophen+Phenylephrine?

    Yes, Chlorpheniramine Maleate+Paracetamol/Acetaminophen+Phenylephrine is safe in most patients. However, in some patients it may cause common side effects like nausea, vomiting, allergic reaction, sleepiness, headache and other uncommon or rare side effects. Inform the doctor if you experience any persistent problem while taking this medicine.

    Q. Can the use of Chlorpheniramine Maleate+Paracetamol/Acetaminophen+Phenylephrine cause dizziness?

    Yes, the use of Chlorpheniramine Maleate+Paracetamol/Acetaminophen+Phenylephrine can cause dizziness (feeling faint, weak, unsteady or lightheaded) in some patients. If you feel dizzy or lightheaded, it is better to rest for some time and resume once you feel better.

    Q. Can the use of Chlorpheniramine Maleate+Paracetamol/Acetaminophen+Phenylephrine cause damage to liver?

    Chlorpheniramine Maleate+Paracetamol/Acetaminophen+Phenylephrine is usually safe when taken according to the recommended dose. However, an overdose of Chlorpheniramine Maleate+Paracetamol/Acetaminophen+Phenylephrine can damage your liver. Avoid drinking alcohol, while taking this medicine as it may increase your risk of liver damage.

    Q. Can I stop taking Chlorpheniramine Maleate+Paracetamol/Acetaminophen+Phenylephrine when I am relieved of my symptoms?

    Chlorpheniramine Maleate+Paracetamol/Acetaminophen+Phenylephrine is usually used for short term and can be discontinued when your symptoms are relieved. However, continue taking this medicine if your doctor has advised you to do so.

    Q. What is the recommended storage condition for the Chlorpheniramine Maleate+Paracetamol/Acetaminophen+Phenylephrine?

    Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

    Content on this page was last updated on 17 January, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)