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Trimeprazine - Drug Information

Generic Name : Trimeprazine | Pronunciation : trye- mep' -ra- zeen

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Latest prescription information about Trimeprazine. 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 : Y43.0 | Therapeutic Classification : Antihistamines
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Trade Name(s): 


International- Vellergan, Temaril.

Other Name : 

Alimemazine.

Why it is prescribed (Indications) : 


This medication is an antihistamine, prescribed for allergic reactions such as pruritus, urticaria etc.  

When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): 


Hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category :

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.


Dosage & When it is to be taken : 


PO- Pruritus; Urticaria: The recommended dose is 10 mg 2-3 times/day. Refractory: Up to 100 mg/day.

How it should be taken : 


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

Warnings and Precautions : 

It may cause drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Caution should be exercised in patients with history of increased eye pressure, urinary retention, enlarged prostate, epilepsy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Side Effects : 

CNS depression including slight drowsiness to deep sleep, lassitude, dizziness, incoordination and headache.

Other Precautions : 

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions : 

Store it at room temperature.

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