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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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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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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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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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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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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

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Does chlor-trimeton work just as well as zyrtec (cetirizine)? Whats cheaper?

Does chlor-trimeton work just as well as zyrtec (cetirizine)? Whats 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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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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