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Doctor insights on: Chlorpheniramine Maleate

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Will 32-48 mg of chlorpheniramine maleate make me sick or should it have no affect?

Will 32-48 mg of chlorpheniramine maleate make me sick or should it have no affect?

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

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I can't find any information on the medication chlorpheniramine maleate 4mg on here, any information?

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

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Does chlorpheniramine maleate 4 mg make you drowsy?

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?

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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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

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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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Can taking the OTC chlorpheniramine maleate (antihistamine) make you sweaty?

Can taking the OTC chlorpheniramine maleate (antihistamine) make you sweaty?

Possible, unlikely: It can cause you to be sweaty, but this would be unlikely. ...Read more

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What are the differences between chlorpheniramine maleate and dexchlorpheniramine maleate?

What are the differences between chlorpheniramine maleate and dexchlorpheniramine maleate?

Closely related: Both medications are potent antihistamines. Both have similar side effects, mainly sedation and anti-cholinergic (dry mouth, larger pupils, may cause constipation and in older men, difficulty in urination. Dexchlorpheniramine requires a prescription. Its chemical structure is only minimally different from chlorpheniramine. ...Read more