Information about Pheniramine

Pheniramine uses

Pheniramine is used in the treatment of allergic disorders.

How pheniramine works

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

Common side effects of pheniramine

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.

Available Medicine for Pheniramine

  • ₹2 to ₹11
    Sanofi India Ltd
    4 variant(s)
  • ₹19 to ₹22
    Maxzimaa Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd.
    2 variant(s)
  • ₹65
    Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    1 variant(s)

Expert advice for Pheniramine

  • 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 for Pheniramine


Q. What is pheniramine used for?
Pheniramine is an antihistaminic agent which is used for the treatment of allergic conditions (including hay fever, drug rashes), conditions of the respiratory tract associated with increased secretion (rhinitis), itching skin conditions, prevention and treatment of motion sickness, nausea, vomiting, and vertigo due to inner ear disorders.
Q. Does pheniramine work?
Pheniramine works if used at prescribed dose and duration for the treatment of allergic symptoms as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is pheniramine maleate a steroid?
Pheniramine maleate is not a steroid. It is an antihistaminic which is used in a wide range of allergic conditions.
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Q. Is pheniramine maleate safe during pregnancy?
Pheniramine maleate can be used during pregnancy only when advised by your doctor. Ask your doctor before taking pheniramine during pregnancy.
Q. Is pheniramine maleate safe while breastfeeding?
Pheniramine maleate is to be used during breastfeeding only if clearly needed and advised by your doctor. Ask your doctor before taking pheniramine during breastfeeding or you can either stop the medicine or discontinue breastfeeding.
Q. Is pheniramine maleate addictive?
Pheniramine maleate is not addictive in nature and it does not have any dependence potential. Always follow your doctor's advice regarding its use.
Q. Does pheniramine make you drowsy?
Pheniramine can make you feel drowsy (sleepy). Talk to your doctor if you experience excessive drowsiness after taking pheniramine.
Q. Does pheniramine raise blood pressure?
Pheniramine does not cause an increase in blood pressure. Please consult your doctor if you have increased blood pressure after taking pheniramine as it would require proper diagnosis and treatment.

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