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Chlorpheniramine Maleate + Phenylephrine

Information about Chlorpheniramine Maleate + Phenylephrine

Chlorpheniramine Maleate + Phenylephrine Uses

Chlorpheniramine Maleate+Phenylephrine is used in the treatment of common cold symptoms. It relieves symptoms such as watery eyes, runny nose, sneezing, and itching of the nose or throat.

How Chlorpheniramine Maleate + Phenylephrine works

Chlorpheniramine Maleate + Phenylephrine is a combination of two medicines: Chlorpheniramine Maleate and Phenylephrine, which relieves cold symptoms. Chlorpheniramine Maleate is an antiallergic which relieves allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing. Phenylephrine is a decongestant which narrows the small blood vessels providing relief from congestion or stuffiness in the nose.

Common side effects of Chlorpheniramine Maleate + Phenylephrine

Nausea, Vomiting, Headache, Sleepiness
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Expert advice for Chlorpheniramine Maleate + Phenylephrine

  • Chlorpheniramine Maleate + Phenylephrine helps relieve symptoms of cold and flu such as watery eyes, runny nose, sneezing, and itching of the nose or throat.
  • Take it as per the dose and duration prescribed by your doctor.
  • 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 Chlorpheniramine Maleate + Phenylephrine as it may cause excessive drowsiness.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions for Chlorpheniramine Maleate + Phenylephrine

Chlorpheniramine Maleate + Phenylephrine

Q. What is Chlorpheniramine Maleate+Phenylephrine?

Chlorpheniramine Maleate+Phenylephrine is a combination of two medicines that help to relieve the symptoms of cold. It consists of Chlorpheniramine, an antiallergic that relieves allergy symptoms like runny nose, watery eyes, and sneezing. It also consists of Phenylephrine, a decongestant that narrows the small blood vessels providing relief from congestion or stuffiness in the nose.

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

Chlorpheniramine Maleate+Phenylephrine is safe for most of the patients when taken according to the dose and duration recommended by the doctor. However, in some patients it may cause common side effects like nausea, vomiting, headache, sleepiness and other uncommon or rare side effects. If you experience any problem while taking this medicine, inform your doctor as soon as possible.

Q. Can the use of Chlorpheniramine Maleate+Phenylephrine cause nausea and vomiting?

Yes, the use of Chlorpheniramine Maleate+Phenylephrine can cause nausea and vomiting. Taking it with milk, food or with antacids can prevent nausea. Avoid taking fatty or fried foods along with this medication. In case of vomiting, drink plenty of water or other fluids by taking small frequent sips. Talk to your doctor if vomiting persists. Do not take any other medicine without speaking to a doctor.

Q. Can the use of Chlorpheniramine Maleate+Phenylephrine cause sleepiness or dizziness?

Yes, the most common side effect of Chlorpheniramine Maleate+Phenylephrine is drowsiness. Avoid driving, operating heavy machinery or engaging in other activities that need your full attention, unless your healthcare provider has permitted you to do so. Do not drink alcohol or other cough and cold medicines. Also, avoid taking medicines that help you sleep while taking Chlorpheniramine Maleate+Phenylephrine as it may lead to excessive drowsiness.

Q. Can I take a higher than the recommended dose of this medicine?

No, taking a higher than the recommended dose of Chlorpheniramine Maleate+Phenylephrine can lead to increased side effects due to overdose. Do not start, stop or change the dosage of your medicine before consulting your doctor.

Q. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Chlorpheniramine Maleate+Phenylephrine?

The use of Chlorpheniramine Maleate+Phenylephrine is considered to be harmful to patients with known allergy to any of the components of this medication. Tell your healthcare provider about all your medical conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure, hyperthyroidism, glaucoma and enlarged prostate (difficulty in urination) before taking Chlorpheniramine Maleate+Phenylephrine.

Q. What is the recommended storage condition for Chlorpheniramine Maleate+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.

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