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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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Can I use pamprin that contains pamabrom and pyrilamine and acetaminophen if im on lexapro (escitalopram)?

Can I use pamprin that contains pamabrom and pyrilamine and acetaminophen if im on lexapro (escitalopram)?

Combination of: pyrilamine (a component of pamprin) and escitalopram may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, and difficulty concentrating. If you experience difficulties consult your prescriber. Best regards for relief. ...Read more

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Could use expert help with why and what is maleate in medicine?

Could use expert help with why and what is maleate in medicine?

A Maleate : is a chemical that combines with some medicines to make a substance that is quickly and easily absorbed by the body. For example the over the counter allergy drug Chlor-Trimeton's chemical name is Chlorphenirimine MALEATE. ...Read more

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Will take atenolol vs enalapril maleate-- which one is better wrt side effects and prolong use?

Will take atenolol vs enalapril maleate-- which one is better wrt side effects and  prolong use?

Blood pressure meds: It us difficult to compare one class if medications to another as the more important aspect is therapeutic effect to lower blood pressure is more important plus the side effects occur in a minority of patients who take any meds approved by fda. Otherwise the drugs would not be approved for use. ...Read more

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I regularly take a four-hour antihistamine, chlorpheniramine maleate, because it seems to help with digestion. Are there any issues with extended use?

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

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Can I use anti histamine Fenistil gel (Dimethindene Maleate) for a bite while I'm in very early pregnancy?

Can I use anti histamine Fenistil gel (Dimethindene Maleate) for a bite while I'm in very early pregnancy?

No major risk: Most antihistamines are considered safe for pregnancy (Category B) nowadays although I am not familiar with the product you are using. I do not expect any measurable absorption from the topical application of an antihistamine on the skin and thus it would be extremely unlikely that even if a trace of it gets to the fetus. A hydrocortisone cream would work better on an itchy insect bite. ...Read more