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Yes, but...: Yes, but the combination will likely make you very sleepy. If you are needing 2 medications that are essentially the same to be able to control your symptoms, you should instead talk to your doctor to try other safer alternatives. ...Read more
Effective: Chlor-trimeton is the brand name for chlorpheneramine. This is a very effective anti-allergic pill. Its one side effect is sleepiness which varies from one person to another. It is equally, maybe more effective than the prescription, branded types which only have the advantage of causing less sleepiness. ...Read more
It is an allergy med: Like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) Chlor-Trimeton (chlorpheniramine maleate) is a 1st-generation antihistamine that is effective for the treatment of allergic rhinitis and hives. It causes drowsiness less frequently than Benadryl more than Claritin (loratadine) or zyrtec. Its effects only last for 3-5 hours. Other side-effects include dry mouth & constipation. Men with prostate problems should be wary of it. ...Read more
Krill oil and fish oil are the new snake oil, both are high in omega 3 fatty acids which are extremely fragile. Omega 3 fish oils reduce triglycerides by impairing the liver's ablility to make them. However, the oxidative stress caused by fish oil actually raises LDL cholesterol.
Some day we may use the phrase "this is just more fish /krill oil" or "here comes the fish/krill oil salesman". ...Read more
I have anaphylaxis from Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (documented by ED mds), is chlor trimeton ok to take instead?
No guarantee: Chlortimeton is a different chemical compared to benadryl (diphenhydramine) (Alkylamine vs Ethanolamine derivatives) so in theory it should be ok. Actual anaphylaxis reaction to antihistamines is not only rare, but every case report, there have been other drugs involved (co-ingested). Consider specific allergy testing because anaphylaxis is life-threatening and if it wasn't the benadryl (diphenhydramine) you need to know absolutely. ...Read more
If prescribed Zyrtec (cetirizine) can I substit with cHlor-trimeton, Flonase for neo- synephrine & Lidocaine HCI 2% sol for listerine?
Totally different: Drugs, please refer to the prescribing physician ...Read more
I take chlor-trimeton for my spring allergies... No matter what when im outside just trying to enjoy life my nose tingles, drips, I sneeze. Why?! :(
Allergies: Spring allergies have been very bad this year. It can be that the anti-histamine simply isn't effective enough to offer sufficient protection against the allergies. Try to visit an allergist to get allergy tested and to receive a personalized medication regimen based on your test results. ...Read more
I'm on the BC pill lomedia 24 fe. I took 2 30 mg Sudafed, drank peppermint tea, & took chlor-trimeton 4 mg & now I'm having spotting. Break through bleed?
Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. Its not likely that the other medications caused it. It is more likely that it happened because you are sick and needed the medications. The exact cause for breakthrough bleeding can not usually be determined. ...Read more
Benadryl (diphenhydramine) leaves the system about twice as fast. It's half-life (time for 1/2 of it to leave the body) is 3.4 to 9.2 hours. Chlor-trimeton (chlorpheniramine)'s half-life is 20-24 hrs for adults and 10-13 hrs in children.
That means Benadryl is 75% gone in 7-18h rs and chlor-trimeton's still going strong after 40-48 hrs (in adults). ...Read more
That's an overdose: 32-48 mg is definitely an overdose of chlorpheniramine. The maximum over-the-counter recommended dose is 4 mg every 4-6 hours (24 mg max/day). There are extended-release forms that have higher doses, but they are also meant to last 12 hours or longer. 32-48 mg will likely cause dry mouth, eyes, etc., as well as excessive drowsiness. I don't recommend at all that high a dose. ...Read more
I can't find any information on the medication chlorpheniramine maleate 4mg on here, any information?
Antihistamine: Chlorpheniramine is a first generation antihistamine. It has been around for a long time and is available in a lot of over the counter medications. While effective for mild allergies it can cause drowsiness in many people. Second generation antihistamines such as Claritin (loratadine) or Allegra (fexofenadine) are often a better choice as they are non-sedating. ...Read more
Both are older antihistamines and very close in their chemical structure. The chlorpheniramine has a chlorine in it, while the pheniramine doesn't.
Pheniramine is: dimethyl[3-phenyl-3-(pyridin-2-yl)propyl]amine while chlorpheniramine is 3-(4-chlorophenyl)-n, n-dimethyl-
3-pyridin-2-yl-propan-1-amine. ...Read more
Dexchloropheniramine maleate tablets have 2mg; chlorpheniramine maleate tablets had 4mg. Dex isomer's more potent? Or ploy to sell more tablets?
Tab difference: Hello ~ dex~etc is a totally different substance to chlorphen~etc base. Each compound in organic chem has completely different properties, by adding free radicals (-H, -OH, -S03,-S04,-NH3,NH4) This is not a scam but dose equivalents. Do not mess with dose advised on label! Take AS DIRECTED! ALWAYS! ...Read more