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Pheniramine is used in the treatment of allergic disorders.

How it works

Pheniramine belongs to the group of medicines called antihistamines. It acts by blocking a natural substance called histamine that is produced during an allergic reaction.

Common side effects

Allergic reaction, Shortness of breath, Blurred vision, Depression, Dizziness, Drug abuse, Dry nose, Dry eye, Dry mouth, Difficulty in urination, Excitement, Lip swelling, Throat tightness


Expert advice

  • Do not start or continue the pheniramine tablets If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to pheniramine or any of the other ingredients of pheniramine tablet.
  • Do not start or continue the pheniramine tablets if you are pregnant or breast feeding
  • Do not drive or operate machinery after taking pheniramine if you feel drowsy.
  • Use alcohol cautiously. Alcohol may increase drowsiness and dizziness while taking this medication.

Frequently asked questions


Q.Is pheniramine maleate addictive/ steroid?
At prescribed dose and duration, pheniramine is not addictive. It is antihistaminic drug and not a steroid

Q.What is pheniramine maleate used for?
Pheniramine maleate is used for the treatment of allergic symptoms such as sneezing, runny and itchy nose, eye irritation and other symptoms of allergy and hay fever

Q.Does pheniramine work?
Pheniramine works if used at prescribed dose and duration for the treatment of allergic symptoms as advised by your doctor.

Content on this page was last updated on 16 November, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)