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Dexchlorpheniramine Maleate Sedating Antihistamine
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
I regularly take a four-hour antihistamine, chlorpheniramine maleate, because it seems to help with digestion. Are there any issues with extended use?
Yes: First is tolerance, meaning that you would have to increase the dose to get the same effect. Second, side effects are more prone to appear with extended use, and some are serious, hence the need of medical supervision. Third, it isn't meant to help digestion, if you have a problem with digestion / indigestion and not resolved , you need to see your doctor. Good luck ...Read more
Possible, unlikely: It can cause you to be sweaty, but this would be unlikely. ...Read more
I understand that one cannot become addicted to antihistamines, however, can't people become addicted to the sedating effects of drugs?
Tolerance: You become tolerant to the sedative effect of first generation antihistamines and with time you will no longer feel sedated from them. If you are using then as a sleep aid, will you need more with time to achieve the same level of sedation. It is not an addiction, it is tolerance to the medication. ...Read more
Benadryl.....: is probably the most readily available sedating antihistamine. It is a common ingredient in over-the-counter (OTC) preparations for sleep, such as Tylenol PM -- the PM part is diphenhydramine, the generic name for Benadryl. Another one I like to use is hydroxyzine (also known as Vistaril or Atarax) but that is only available as a prescription, however its metabolite is Zyrtec, which is OTC. ...Read more
What is the dosage of Benadryl for a 23 mo. Old? He is taking chlorpheniramine maleate every 6 hrs. But hasn't taken it since yesterday.Also coughing
Benadryl: Do not use it for a 23 month old. Ask your pediatrician for something else. ...Read more
Could i take Benadryl & allergy eye drops (naphazoline & pheniramine maleate are active ingredients)?
Yes: It should be alright.Get a more detailed answer ›
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