Information about Dexchlorpheniramine

Dexchlorpheniramine uses

Dexchlorpheniramine is used in the treatment of allergic disorders.

How dexchlorpheniramine works

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

Common side effects of dexchlorpheniramine

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.

Available Medicine for Dexchlorpheniramine

  • ₹18 to ₹40
    Psychotropics India Ltd
    2 variant(s)
  • ₹9 to ₹22
    Unison Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
    3 variant(s)
  • ₹26 to ₹37
    Mankind Pharma Ltd
    2 variant(s)
  • ₹34
    Yash Pharma Laboratories Pvt Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹10
    Bennet Pharmaceuticals Limited
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹10
    Atopic Laboratories
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹32
    Zee Laboratories
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹15
    Theo Pharma Pvt Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹12
    Dial Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹11
    1 variant(s)

Expert advice for Dexchlorpheniramine

  • 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 for Dexchlorpheniramine


Q. 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
Q. Is dexchlorpheniramine like Benadryl?
No, dexchlorpheniramine is different from Benadryl
Q. Is dexchlorpheniramine prescription?
Yes, it is available with doctor's prescription only
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Q. 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)