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Dr. Scott Keith
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Chlorpheniramine Hydrochloride (Overview)

Chlorpheniramine hydrochloride is a sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common cold or symptom drug).


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Daughter is 12 weeks old. Have got cold and cough.Doctor has given phenylephrine hydrochloride chlorpheniramine maleate drops. Is this preferable?

Daughter is 12 weeks old. Have got cold and cough.Doctor  has given phenylephrine hydrochloride chlorpheniramine maleate drops. Is this preferable?

No: These medications in a 12 week old can cause more problems than they solve. Studies clearly show no benefit of these medications for infants with colds, and the medications can cause problems with heart rate, poor feeding, irritability among other symptoms. Use a humidifier, nasal saline with bulb syringe to clear secretions and do small but frequent feedings. Monitor wet diapers and temperature. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
9 doctors shared insights

Chlorpheniramine Hydrochloride (Overview)

Chlorpheniramine hydrochloride is a sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common cold or symptom drug).


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After my flu vaccine, I have this terrible flu and i took a flu pills called chlorpheniramine. Does that cause any side effect? Or any bad effect?

After my flu vaccine, I have this terrible flu and i took a flu pills called chlorpheniramine. Does that cause any side effect? Or any bad effect?

Probably not flu: If you're in the U.S., it's probably not flu. Flu vaccine can't give the flu, and there's very little flu in the U.S. Right now. Flu shots are given during cold season, so it's common to get a cold after you get the flu shot, just by coincidence. Chlorpheniramine is a an antihistamine used to treat allergies. It won't do much for a cold or a flu, other than to make you sleepy. Try a decongestant. ...Read more

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Daughter is 12 weeks old. Have got cold and cough.Doctor has given phenylephrine hydrochloride chlorpheniramine maleate drops. Is this preferable?

No: These medications in a 12 week old can cause more problems than they solve. Studies clearly show no benefit of these medications for infants with colds, and the medications can cause problems with heart rate, poor feeding, irritability among other symptoms. Use a humidifier, nasal saline with bulb syringe to clear secretions and do small but frequent feedings. Monitor wet diapers and temperature. ...Read more

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Please tell any over-the-counter syrup available for kids having pseudoephedrine hydrochloride, chlorphenamine maleate, acetaminophen?

Please tell any over-the-counter syrup available for kids having 
pseudoephedrine hydrochloride, chlorphenamine maleate, acetaminophen?

I do not think so: If you are asking for a single medication that is available otc with all 3 ingredients, I am not aware of any. You can find some that have the Pseudoephedrine and the chlorpheniramine but not the acetaminophen. I believe advil (ibuprofen) allergy sinus is close having Ibuprofen instead of the Acetaminophen in pill form. That said, cold medications are not recommended for children less than 4 years of age. ...Read more

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Could piriton (chlorphenamine) be fatal?

Could piriton (chlorphenamine) be fatal?

Please rephrase: your question, don't exceed the recommended dose, if in doubt, see your doctor ...Read more

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Chlorpheniramine maleate or allegra (fexofenadine) which is safer?

Chlorpheniramine maleate or allegra (fexofenadine) which is safer?

Both: Antihistamines are extremely safe. Any antihistamine can cause drowsiness, but second-generation antihistamines are much less likely to do so. Drowsiness with chlorpheniramine is the biggest side effect to watch for, between these two meds. ...Read more

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How much hydrocodone and chlorpheniramine is present in 120 ml of tussionex?

How much hydrocodone and chlorpheniramine is present in 120 ml of tussionex?

Seek medical help!: This is an extremely high dose which could be deadly. You should seek medical attention if you have ingested this medication or are considering it. It is recommended not to exceed a total of 10ml per 24 hour period. 10mg of hydrocodone in every 5ml. 8mg of chlorpheniramine in every 5ml. Based on 120ml that puts hydrocodone at 240mg and chlorpheniramine at 192mg. ...Read more

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What do i do, i took too much Chlorphenamine? i want to make myself safe. ive been drinking a lot of water. feel a bit dizzy pls help

What do i do, i took too much Chlorphenamine? i want to make myself safe. ive been drinking a lot of water. feel a bit dizzy pls help

Get help: Don't know how much Chlorphenamine you took and any other meds in your system, so call poison control hotline: http://1-800-222-1222.info/. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi, is it safe to take chlorphenamine maleate 3 hours after cetrizine? or should I get them to hospital as he made mistake with timings?

Hi, is it safe to take chlorphenamine maleate 3 hours after cetrizine? or should I get them to hospital as he made mistake with timings?

Safe: And depends on the dosing, hopefully both were within the recommended dosage, side effects might be pronounced a bit. If doing fine, no problem, and skip the next dose if you can do without, but if you have excessive drowsiness or other strange symptom, go to the hospital, good luck ...Read more

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What is the max periode of using chlorpheniramine.?

Chlorpheniramine Rx: Chlorpheniramine is an extremely safe antihistamine which has been in use for a very long time. It is safe to take it indefinitely until you either get side-effects (mostly sleepiness) or until it stops working for you. ...Read more

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Chlorpheniramine vs loratadine, which is more effective?

Chlorpheniramine vs loratadine, which is more effective?

Loratadine usually: In a 2001 study in humans, loratadine was significantly better than chlorpheniramine in relieving allergic rhinitis symptoms with less drowsiness. Both were better than placebo (sugar pill). In the lab using rabbit trachea, the chlorpheniramine appeared to antagonize or suppress histamine effect just a little bit better than loratadine. For humans, go with loratadine. ...Read more

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Is it ok for someone with glaucoma to take chlorpheniramine?

Is it ok for someone with glaucoma to take chlorpheniramine?

Yes: There is no effect of chlorpheneramine on the internal eye pressure (either way). Hopefully your allergies will diminish with the chlorpheneramine. ...Read more

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Does chlorpheniramine maleate 4 mg make you drowsy?

It can: Chlorpheniramine is a first generation antihistamine and compared to other first generation antihistamines (like benadryl) it is typically less drowsy. However, it is more likely to cause drowsiness compared to claritin, (loratadine) allegra, etc. ...Read more

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Are pheniramine maleate and chlorpheniramine maleate the same?

Are pheniramine maleate and chlorpheniramine maleate the same?

antihistamines: Both pheniramine and chlorpheniramine are 1st-generation antihistamines and both tend to be more sedating than drugs such as allegra, Claritin (loratadine) and zyrtec. ...Read more

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What are the differences between chlorpheniramine maleate and pheniramine maleate?

What are the differences between chlorpheniramine maleate and pheniramine maleate?

Very similar: 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

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Can u tell me which group of medicines fluxetine warfarin insulin and chlorphenamine are and give drug names?

Can u tell me which group of medicines fluxetine warfarin insulin and chlorphenamine are and give drug names?

Fluoxetine: Fluoxetine (known as Prozac brand name) is an antidepressant anti anxiety medication. Insulin (known as Humalog, Novolog, Apidra, Lantus, (insulin glargine) Levenir) is a hormone for the control of diabetes. Warfarin (known as Coumadin, Jantoven) is an anticoagulant Vitamin K antagonist. Chlorfenamine (known as Piriton) is an antihistamine. ...Read more

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Does Chlorpheniramine work exactly as doxylamine & diphenhyhdramine? Some say no drowsiness with Chlorpheiramine. Some say drowsiness. ??

Does Chlorpheniramine work exactly as doxylamine & diphenhyhdramine? Some say no drowsiness with Chlorpheiramine. Some say drowsiness. ??

Very similar but: Chlorpheniramine is less drowsy-inducing than the ones you mentioned in the recommended dose but it is not totally non-sedating. ...Read more

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