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Dr. Janice Alexander
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Dexchlorpheniramine Maleate (Overview)

Dexchlorpheniramine maleate is a sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common cold or symptom drug).


Dr. Janice Alexander
10 Doctors shared insights

Dexchlorpheniramine Maleate (Overview)

Dexchlorpheniramine maleate is a sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common cold or symptom drug).


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Polaramine (dexchlorpheniramine maleate) how harmful?

Polaramine (dexchlorpheniramine maleate) how harmful?

Safe enough: Polaramine (dexchlorpheniramine maleate) (dexchlorphemiramine) is an old-fashioned, reliable antihistamine. It may make you more drowsy than modern antihistamines, and tends to dry up secretions which may help a runny nose or annoy you by making your eyes and mouth dry. ...Read more

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Could polaramine (dexchlorpheniramine maleate) be taken with zytec?

Could polaramine (dexchlorpheniramine maleate) be taken with zytec?

Yes you can: You can take both together. However, they might both cause drowsiness so you should take them with precaution. Don't take them more than the recommended otc doses. ...Read more

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Is zyrtec or polaramine (dexchlorpheniramine maleate) stronger?

Is zyrtec or polaramine (dexchlorpheniramine maleate) stronger?

Zyrtec (cetirizine): Polaramine (dexchlorpheniramine maleate) (dexchlorpheniramine) is an older antihistamine that is not used as often due to dosing every 8 hours and side effects (impaired driving ability). Effectiveness of polaramine (dexchlorpheniramine maleate) was similar to Claritin (loratadine) while a study in healthy adults showed zyrtec (cetirizine) to be a better antihistamine than polaramine (dexchlorpheniramine maleate). Go to: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/2972549. ...Read more

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I take polaramine (dexchlorpheniramine maleate) tablets. Help me sleep?

I take polaramine (dexchlorpheniramine maleate) tablets. Help me sleep?

Yes and no: It may help you think you are sleeping but you won't go thrpugh the stages of sleep normally and after awhile actually feel sleep deprived even if sleeping 8 hours. ...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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What is the recommended dosage for polaramine (dexchlorpheniramine maleate) sleeping pills?

What is the recommended dosage for polaramine (dexchlorpheniramine maleate) sleeping pills?

Polaramine (dexchlorpheniramine maleate): It is an antihistamine. Recommended dose is 2mg. (one teaspoonful) for adults & children over 12 age every 4-6 hours for allergies, & at bedtime for sleep. ...Read more

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I can't get codien so can paloramine cough syrup with dexchlorpheniramine maleate get me buzzing?

I can't get codien so can paloramine cough syrup with dexchlorpheniramine maleate get me buzzing?

Buzzing?: What is the purpose of this question? Why do you need codeine? Please seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Is polaramine (dexchlorpheniramine maleate) or clarityne better to clear a blocked nose?

Is polaramine (dexchlorpheniramine maleate) or clarityne better to clear a blocked nose?

Neither: Both medications are anti-histamines, . Claritin (loratadine), is less sedating. Most anti-histamines have limited effect on nasal congestion. They are effective for symptoms such as itching and runny nose. When combined with decongestants, (claritin d, Allegra d, zyrtec d, and such) are a little more effective. The best medications are inhaled nasal steroids available by prescription only. ...Read more

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What can I use to calm a hyperactive toddler on a flight? He hates to be held or confined and will just scream and struggle. Is polaramine (dexchlorpheniramine maleate) an option?

What can I use to calm a hyperactive toddler on a flight? He hates to be held or confined and will just scream and struggle. Is polaramine (dexchlorpheniramine maleate) an option?

Diphenhydramine: Would be an option. You might try a dose before you travel. Some children become hyperactive on that medication rather than sleepy. Your doctor can give you a weight based dose. All the best. ...Read more

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Self diagnosed vaginal yeast infection. Took fluconazole & dexchlorpheniramine maleate yesterday. Increased white lumpy discharge. Is this normal?

Self diagnosed vaginal yeast infection. Took fluconazole & dexchlorpheniramine maleate yesterday. Increased white lumpy discharge. Is this normal?

Vaginal discharge: Studies show in the evaluation of a woman with vaginal discharge a pregnancy test and urinalysis are useful. If you have external itching with the discharge then it probably is a yeast infection. Does the discharge have odor? Lots of women have a mixed infection with BV urine STI panel may be helpful. One solution is to use vaginal suppositories such as terconazole for 3 nights see MD ...Read more

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Difference between polaramine, zyrtec and claritin (loratadine)?

Difference between polaramine, zyrtec and claritin (loratadine)?

Antihistamine: Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) polaramine, chlortrimeton etc., are old time antihistamines used for runny nose, sneezing, itching, and other allergies. They are very effective but can cause drowsiness and should be avoided in day time. Carefully read all the side effects.
Zyrtec, Claritin & Allegra are newer antihistamines, with lot less drowsiness or other side effects. They work fairly well for most people. ...Read more

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Hives from past 9 week Levocetrizine, Dexchlorpheniramine, famocid 40, Levociz-M not effective. Allegra 180 twice daily little effective. Permanent cure?

Hives from past 9 week Levocetrizine, Dexchlorpheniramine, famocid 40, Levociz-M not effective. Allegra 180 twice daily little effective. Permanent cure?

Agree with Dr Chiu: There are options. Would suggest seeing an Allergist now. Increasing Allegra (fexofenadine) is an option, but there are others and it is time to have some basic labs checked to rule out some causes of chronic hives (even if most cases are never "solved"). ...Read more

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Are the drugs enalapril and enalapril maleate the same?

Are the drugs enalapril and enalapril maleate the same?

Yes: The are the same medication. Most doctors and pharmacies just leave off the maleate. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of the Pyrilamine Maleate that is in Midol and Pamprin?

What is the purpose of the Pyrilamine Maleate that is in Midol and Pamprin?

PMS: Some of the PMS symptoms that women have during their cycle include symptoms that are made better with antihistamines like pyrilamine maleate. If midol is taken before bedtime, it will help create drowsiness as well ...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?

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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What is fluvoxamine maleate used for?

What is fluvoxamine maleate used for?

Ocd and social phobi: In the us, Luvox (fluvoxamine) is approved for social phobia and ocd. In europe it is approve for depression. This doesn't mean that you can't use it for depression but you can't sell it with an indication for depression. ...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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How much time does fluvoxamine maleate take to leave my system?

How much time does fluvoxamine maleate take to leave my system?

16 hours: For a single dose, it takes about 16 hours. If you have been taking it for several weeks, it may take a week or more. ...Read more

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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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How does enalapril maleate for kidney protection work?

How does enalapril maleate for kidney protection work?

ACE: Ace inhibitors like Enalapril work by blocking the effects of angiotension ii. They decrease the pressure in the kidneys (block constriction of efferent arterioles). They block the release of aldosterone thereby decreasing sodium retention and blood pressure. They improve renal protein kinase c production. They decrease proteinuria, especially in patients with diabetic renal disease. ...Read more

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Has anyone suffered a side effect using timolol maleate?

Has anyone suffered a side effect using timolol maleate?

Timolol: Side effects od timolol include: chf, heart block, bradycardia, raynauds, bronchospasm, hypersensitivity, anaphylaxis, lupus erythema tours, myasthenia gravies exacerbation, fatigue, dizziness, headache, dyspnea, pruritus, ocular irritation, nightmares and impotence. ...Read more

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How does new med enalapril maleate for kidney protection work?

How does new med enalapril maleate for kidney protection work?

Enalapril and kidney: Enalapril (e) is a member of the angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor (a) class of drugs. It lowers not only blood pressure, it also lowers the amount of protein (p) in the urine. By lowering (p), it not only protects the kidney from going into failure, it also protects against heart attacks and strokes. ...Read more

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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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Is it safe to take Chlorphenamine maleate and Diphenhydramine together?

Not safe: Both are antihistamines, and can interact causing more side effects and CNS depression. You are under 16, which is the cut off age to be a member in HealthTap, kindly seek an adult to ask on your behalf, best wishes ...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

Dr. Harinder Gill
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Polaramine (Definition)

Polaramine is a sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more