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Triprolidine

INFORMATION

Uses

Triprolidine is used in the treatment of allergic disorders.

How it works

Triprolidine is an anti-histamine and belongs to a class of drugs called H1 receptor antagonists. It blocks the biological effect of histamine, a naturally released substance that triggers the symptoms of common cold and other allergies by acting on H1 receptors.

Common side effects

Nausea, Pale red skin, Itchy rash, Drowsiness, Agitation, Confusion, Blurred vision, Coordination impaired, Difficulty in paying attention, Dizziness, Dry mouth, Difficulty in urination, Hallucination, Rash, Tachycardia, Thickened respiratory tract secretions, Vomiting, Nightmare

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Expert advice

  • Contact your doctor if you experience symptoms of cold, cough or allergies which does not improve within 7 days or are accompanied by fever.
  • Do consult your doctor before using triprolidine if you are taking sympathomimetic drugs - to modify appetite (appetite stimulants or suppressants) or treat congestion or asthma.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol or other drugs that induce sleep (sedatives or tranquilizers) or drugs used for cold/cough it will aggravate the sedative effect of triprolidine.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery after taking triprolidine because you may feel drowsy or dizzy.
  • Caution must be exercised while using triprolidine in elderly and children as they are more sensitive to the sedative effects of triprolidine.
  • Do consult your doctor before using hydroquinone if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions

Triprolidine

Q.Dose triprolidine cause drowsiness/does it make you feel drowsy/ sleepy?
Yes. Drowsiness and dizziness are common side effects of triprolidine

Q.Is triprolidine a sedative?
Triprolidine can produce effects like inducing sleep and drowsiness. However, it is not used as a sedative drug

Q.Is triprolidine an expectorant?
No. Triprolidine is an anti-histamine drug used to relieve allergic symptoms of common cold and cough. It may be included in expectorant (aid expulsion of mucus as cough) or antitussive (used for dry cough) cough/cold preparations

Q.What is triprolidine/triprolidine hydrochloride?
Triprolidine or triprolidine hydrochloride is an anti-histamine drug

Q.What is it used for?
It is used to relieve allergic symptoms of common cold and cough such as sneezing, running nose, watery eyes, itching (in eyes, nose, throat), congestion in the nose and sinuses (air cavities around the nose). It may also be used to treat other allergies like red itchy bumps on skin (hives), mild allergic skin reactions, inflammation of eyes due to allergy (allergic conjunctivitis) and swelling of eyes and lips (angioedema)

Q.Does triprolidine get you high?
Triprolidine may not get you high. However, it may occasionally cause paradoxical excitation (unexpected excitation or increase in activity/agitation) and hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that are not really there)

Q.How does triprolidine work?
Triprolidine is an anti-histamine drug and belongs to a class of drugs called H1 receptor antagonists. It provides relief from the symptoms of common cold and other allergies by blocking the biological effect of naturally released substance called histamine that triggers allergic responses.


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