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Doctor insights on: Chlorpheniramine Maleate Abuse

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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?

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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Difference between chlorpheniramine maleate and pheniramine maleate?

Drug: They are both antihistamine drugs and behave similarly. The chlor form has and additional chloride moiety. ...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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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?

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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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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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

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I regularly take a four-hour antihistamine, chlorpheniramine maleate, because it seems to help with digestion. Are there any issues with extended use?

I regularly take a four-hour antihistamine, chlorpheniramine maleate, because it seems to help with digestion. Are there any issues with extended use?

Yes: First is tolerance, meaning that you would have to increase the dose to get the same effect. Second, side effects are more prone to appear with extended use, and some are serious, hence the need for medical supervision. Third, it isn't meant to help digestion, if you have a problem with digestion / indigestion and not resolved, you need to see your doctor. Good luck ...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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Can I take chlorpheniramine maleate and cetirizine dihydrochloride (Piriton) at the same time?

Yes: They are both antihistamines but the chlorpheniramine is a broad spectrum sedating one and cetirizine is a narrow non-sedating one. They are meant to do the same thing but depends on why you are taking it. ...Read more

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Can you take aspirin with the anti-histamine chlorpheniramine maleate?

Can you take aspirin with the anti-histamine chlorpheniramine maleate?

Yes: These two drugs have no cross over and will neither enhance or interfere with each others activity. They are both over the counter, inexpensive and surprisingly effective. ...Read more

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Is chlorpheniramine maleate safe to use as a everyday sleeping aid or at least for occasional sleeplessness?

Is chlorpheniramine maleate safe to use as a everyday sleeping aid or at least for occasional sleeplessness?

Try to avoid long: Term use. Retire & rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark & cool & use only for sex & sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs & no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized & finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, Chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath or lavender scent. ...Read more

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I'm 34 weeks pregnant I would like to know if I could take chlorpheniramine maleate for my sever allergies?

I'm 34 weeks pregnant I would like to know if I could take chlorpheniramine maleate for my sever allergies?

Yes: Chlorpheniramine or Chlor-Trimeton is a 1st generation antihistamine that is listed as a pregnancy category B medication. There is no evidence of 2nd or 3rd trimester risk. Given the above information this medication is likely fine to take while 34 weeks pregnant. ...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?

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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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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Could chlorphenamine maleate 12 mg work for a headache?

Could chlorphenamine maleate 12 mg work for a headache?

Headache: It might help depending on what type of headache you have. If you have an allergic headache, the chlorophenamine might help. ...Read more

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My son 11 months 22lb has hayfever found allergy relief for 1 year old it's chlorphenamine maleate 2mg/5ml dosage 2.5ml can he take this amount?

My son 11 months 22lb has hayfever found allergy relief for 1 year old it's chlorphenamine maleate 2mg/5ml dosage 2.5ml can he take this amount?

Infant care: Infant is too young for this medication general use. Talk to your pediatrition for alternative means of treatment - look into what may be causing the. " allergy" symptoms. Common household exposures., dust, animal dander, dust mites, mold and food groups can be the culprit to these " allergy" symptoms especiall if infants symptoms are chronic or recurring. Wish you well. ...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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Can I take clonazepam with cough medicine? (dextromethorphan hbr with chlorpheniramine maleate) aka Coricidin high blood pressure cough and cold?

Can I take clonazepam with cough medicine? (dextromethorphan hbr with chlorpheniramine maleate) aka Coricidin high blood pressure cough and cold?

Too much sedation: It may not be wise to take 2 meds that may cause sedation. The combination may also effect your blood pressure. It may be safer go to your doctor and let him/her advise what is next strategy. ...Read more

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I drink a 120ml bottle of chlorphineramine maleate daily and smoke marijuana over it. What health hazards I should fear? I drink a lot of water though. Plz doctors give me a handy tip. Thank you

I drink a 120ml bottle of chlorphineramine maleate daily and smoke marijuana over it. What health hazards I should fear? I drink a lot of water though. Plz doctors give me a handy tip. Thank you

Dangerous mixture: Antihistamine abuse is associated with respiratory failure. Asking for help is an awesome first step! Your cocktail concoction is a recipe for disaster. Please seek help from a drug/alcohol counselor and addiction physician. Your are clearly an addict and need help to recover and survive. ...Read more