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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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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Dexchlorpheniramine Maleate (Definition)

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


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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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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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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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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

Dr. Paul Carter
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Antihistamine (Definition)

Sedating and non-sedating antihistamines prevent and treat allergic reactions, and are ...Read more


Dr. James Chapman
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Polaramine (Definition)

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