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Doctor insights on: Chlortrimeton Warnings And Recalls

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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 ?

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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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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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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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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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