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Chlortrimeton Allergy In Children
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
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
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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