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Dexchlorpheniramine is used in the treatment of allergic disorders

How it works

Dexchlorpheniramine blocks the action of certain chemical messengers that are responsible for inflammation, congestion, itching, and other allergic reactions.

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

  • 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



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


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


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

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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.

Content on this page was last updated on 27 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)