Chlorpheniramine and Phenylpropanolamine - Drug Information

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General Information on Chlorpheniramine and Phenylpropanolamine

Generic Name : Chlorpheniramine and Phenylpropanolamine

Pronunciation : klor fen ir' a meen -fen ill proe pa nole' a meen

Latest prescription information about Chlorpheniramine and Phenylpropanolamine. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y55.5 | Therapeutic Classification : Antihistamines And Decongestants

Trade Names/Brand Names of Chlorpheniramine and Phenylpropanolamine

India- Altec syr.
International- Allerest, A.R.M, Chlor-Rest, Demazin, Genamin, Ornade, Resaid, Rescon Liquid, Silaminic, Temazin, Thera-Hist, Triaminic, Tri-Nefrin, Triphenyl.

Why is Chlorpheniramine and Phenylpropanolamine Prescribed? (Indications)

This combination medication contains antihistamine and decongestant, prescribed for nasal congestion, runny nose, sneezing, itchy nose or throat and itchy or watery eyes due to the common cold or allergic rhinitis.  

When should Chlorpheniramine and Phenylpropanolamine not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with hemorrhagic stroke (bleeding within the brain) and hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category B :

Animal studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and appropriate studies on pregnant women are lacking.

What is the dosage of Chlorpheniramine and Phenylpropanolamine?

Adults and children > 12 years: 1 capsule every 12 hours or 5-10 mL every 3-4 hours.
Children <12 years: 5 mL every 3-4 hours.

How should Chlorpheniramine and Phenylpropanolamine be taken?

It comes as a tablet and syrup to take by mouth, with food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Chlorpheniramine and Phenylpropanolamine?

It may cause drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate dangerous machinery while taking this medication.
Avoid alcohol consumption.
Caution should be exercised in patients with history of sugar, increased eye pressure, thyroid disease, prostate enlargement, difficulty in urination, heart, liver or kidney disease, during pregnancy and breast feeding.

What are the side effects of Chlorpheniramine and Phenylpropanolamine?

   Eye and ENT : Dryness of the eyes, nose and mouth.
   Miscellaneous : Drowsiness, dizziness, blurred vision, difficulty in urinating and over excitation in children.

What are the other precautions for Chlorpheniramine and Phenylpropanolamine?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Chlorpheniramine and Phenylpropanolamine?

Store it at room temperature and in an airtight container. Keep away from children. Do not allow the liquid to freeze.


Schedule : G

Drugs that are to be used only under medical supervision.

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