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Doctor insights on: Chlortrimeton Allergy In Children

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Does chlor-trimeton work well as a allergy medi?

Does chlor-trimeton work well as a allergy medi?

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 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

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What is the definition or description of: Chlortrimeton allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Chlortrimeton allergy?

Chlortrimeton: Chlortrimeton is an antihistamine. Symptoms of allergic reactions to medications can include hives, difficulty breathing & swelling of lips, tongue, face or throat. ...Read more

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What happened to the allergy medicine chlortrimeton 12 hour?

What happened to the allergy medicine chlortrimeton 12 hour?

Still around: Chlortrimeton is still available as an over the counter allergy medication. It is available as a generic chlorpheniramine tablet as well. Keep in mind that this antihistamine can cause sedation. ...Read more

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I started taking Claritin (loratadine) 12-hour RediTabs today, but the Claritin (loratadine) is not counteracting my allergies. May I take a 1/2 or 1/4 Chlortrimeton tonight?

Yes: Give it a try. You may have a little more dry mouth/sleepiness than normal, but that should be all. Hopefully it helps with the allergies. Get well soon! ...Read more

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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?! : (

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

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Can I take Chlor-trimeton and Allegra?

Can I take Chlor-trimeton and Allegra?

Both anti-histamines: Fexofenadine (active ingredient in Allegra) and chlorpheniramine (active ingredient in Chlor-Trimeton) achieve the same purpose & are duplicative therapy. Of note, there is no drug interactions reported between them, but adding the two may not be advantageous. ...Read more

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Can I use Chlor trimeton if I have hypertension?

Can I use Chlor trimeton if I have hypertension?

YES. Unlike decon-: Gestants, antihistamines (diphenhydramine et al) don't raise the heart rate or blood pressure. If you need something for nasal congestion, you can use an OTC nasal decongestant spray or nasal strips (e.g., Breathe-Rite). Dr. Anne ...Read more

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Can I take chlor-trimeton and benedryl?

Can I take chlor-trimeton and benedryl?

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

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What is chlortrimeton and is it over the counter?

What is chlortrimeton and is it over the counter?

Yes: Chlorphenirimine, a first generation, and therefore, more sedating antihistamine. ...Read more

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Has taking chlor-trimeton been just as effective for anyone?

Has taking chlor-trimeton been just as effective for anyone?

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

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Do chlortrimeton's effects last as long as benadryl's?

Do chlortrimeton's effects last as long as benadryl's?

Much longer: 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

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Does chlor-trimeton work just as well as zyrtec (cetirizine)? What's cheaper?

Does chlor-trimeton work just as well as zyrtec (cetirizine)? What's cheaper?

What is cheaper: Yes. Chlortrimeton is cheaper but likely to give you a dry mouth, dry eyes and make you sleepy. ...Read more

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What is chlortrimeton?

What is chlortrimeton?

Antihistamine: An antihistamine. Used for treating allergies. Caution, it will probably cause drowsiness. ...Read more

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Can I buy OTC chlor-trimeton?

Can I buy OTC chlor-trimeton?

Yes: Chlortrimeton is available as an over the counter medication and is available in a number of different doses. It can also be found in combination with decongestant medication. ...Read more

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Can I take chlor-trimeton and benedryl with Zoloft (sertraline) together?

Can I take chlor-trimeton and benedryl with Zoloft (sertraline) together?

Yes: Do you need both chlortrimeton and benadryl (diphenhydramine)?
It's better not to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) on a regular basis. ...Read more

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Should I take fish oil capsules with chlor-trimeton (allery tablets) for my sickness?

Should I take fish oil capsules with chlor-trimeton (allery tablets) for my sickness?

No: 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

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I am taking Claritin daily. My nose is really running today. Can I also take a Chlortrimeton?

I am taking Claritin daily. My nose is really running today. Can I also take a Chlortrimeton?

Sure: Chlortrimeton will help for short term use. It might make you a little drowsy. If you find that you are doing this frequently, you may try switching to a stronger antihistamine like Fexofenadine or cetirizine ...Read more

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I have anaphylaxis from Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (documented by ED mds), is chlor trimeton ok to take instead?

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

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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?

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

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I have had hives for 3 months. Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) claritin, atarax, zyrtec, chlor-trimeton made things worse. Zantac did not help. What should I do?

I have had hives for 3 months. Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) claritin, atarax, zyrtec, chlor-trimeton made things worse. Zantac did not help. What should I do?

Troublesome problem: Chronic hives are difficult. Your list of medicines is typical and some find that tagomet can provide some relief but you may be better served by seeing an allergist & having some testing done. If you can identify a food or other trigger that you could avoid you might have better luck. ...Read more

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What causes allergies in children?

What causes allergies in children?

Genes + environment: To develop an allergy, you need a genetic predisposition. For example, children at highest risk of developing allergic asthma are those whose parents have asthma. Also necessary is multiple exposures to the allergen. The strongest predictor of developing allergies in the future is having allergic disease now (for example, a child with eczema has increased chance of developing asthma). ...Read more

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Can children grow out of seasonal allergies?

Can children grow out of seasonal allergies?

Sometimes: Some people's allergies get better over years, some get worse, and some are stable. Keeping allergies well-controlled not only keeps kids feeling better and sleeping better, but also doing better in school (it's hard to learn material when you feel miserable)! also, keeping allergies under control decreases the risk of ear infections and sinusitis. ...Read more

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Does a cough come with allergies in children?

Does a cough come with allergies in children?

Sometimes: But not all the time. Nasal allergies are not a frequent cause of a really bad persistent cough. In a child with allergies and a really bad cough (assuming no fever) I would be concerned about a reactive airway/asthma type condition. If the child also had eczema I would be even more concerned. ...Read more

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How are today's allergy tests performed on children?

How are today's allergy tests performed on children?

Skin or Blood: Depending on the clinical history and suspected allergen, some practitioners choose the less painful and timely method, which is a blood test looking for specific ige antibodies, also called rast testing. Percutaneous skin tests are still the gold standard for allergy testing. This is something which you should discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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How can I prevent my children from getting allergies?

How can I prevent my children from getting allergies?

Breastfeed!: Breastfeeding is shown to be protective for children with a strong family history of allergies. If unable to breast feed, try a hypoallergenic formula such as "nutramigen" or "alimentum". Try to avoid introducing baby foods until 4-6 months of age; once you do, introduce them slowly. Interestingly, exposure to dogs & cats appears to reduce the risk of becoming allergic to those household pets! ...Read more

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How do docs test children for indoor & outdoor allergies?

Allergy tests: There are several types of testing. Some involve certain types of blood tests. Another method is to do a series of skin tests done by pricking the skin and applying different allergens. Other tests are provocative tests that can involve challanging the patient with allergic materials. Testing should be done by doctors specializing in allergy to obtain the best results. ...Read more

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What is the cause of environmental allergies in young children?

What is the cause of environmental allergies in young children?

Air-borne allergies: Environmental allergies affect your respiratory system including the nose, sinuses, eyes and if severe, the lung. Thus, symptoms are nasal congestion, sinus pressure, teary and itchy eyes, cough, wheezing, physical activity limitation and difficulty breathing if you have asthma. ...Read more

Chlortrimeton Allergy (Definition)

Chlortrimeton is an antihistamine. Symptoms of allergic reactions to medications can include hives, difficulty breathing & swelling of lips, ...Read more