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Dexchlorpheniramine Maleate Sedating Antihistamine
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What is the maximum dosage of polaramine (dexchlorpheniramine maleate) sleeping pills you can take?
Polaramine (dexchlorpheniramine maleate): 2 mg.Get a more detailed answer ›
How come polaramine (dexchlorpheniramine maleate) in america is preg. Cat (b) when the same OTC drug in australia is pregnant cat (a). Does it mean the one in america is less safe?
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
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?
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
Possible, unlikely: It can cause you to be sweaty, but this would be unlikely. ...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
Benadryl (diphenhydramine).....: is probably the most readily available sedating antihistamine. It is a common ingredient in over-the-counter (OTC) preparations for sleep, such as Tylenol (acetaminophen) 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
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
What is the dosage of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for a 23 mo. Old? He is taking chlorpheniramine maleate every 6 hrs. But hasn't taken it since yesterday.Also coughing
Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Do not use it for a 23 month old. Ask your pediatrician for something else. ...Read more
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