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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?
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
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
What is the maximum dosage of polaramine (dexchlorpheniramine maleate) sleeping pills you can take?
Polaramine (dexchlorpheniramine maleate): 2 mg.Get a more detailed answer ›
Older antihistamine: Ck with pcp about antivert (meclizine).Get a more detailed answer ›
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?
I got infected mosquito bites from majorca and was given polarasmine, zitromax and fucidine from the majorcan doctor, is this medication correct?
NOT NECESSARILY: This depends upon what symptoms and signs you had which suggested that you were infected as a result of mosquito bites. This combination of medications suggests that he was using a "shotgun" approach rather than a careful evaluation of the issues. Suggest you see a doctor here. ...Read more
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 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
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
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more