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General Information on Chlorpheniramine

Generic Name : Chlorpheniramine

Pronunciation : klor fen ir' a meen

Latest prescription information about Chlorpheniramine. 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

Why is Chlorpheniramine Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an antihistamine, prescribed for allergic conditions such as itchy and watery eyes, sneezing, runny nose, hay fever and common cold. It may also be used to relieve the itching from insect bites and bee stings. 

When should Chlorpheniramine not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in newborns and patients with hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Chlorpheniramine?

Adult: PO- Allergic conditions- 4 mg 4-6 hourly. Max: 24 mg/day.
IV/IM/SC- Adjunct in anaphylactic shock- 10-20 mg. Total max: 40 mg/day.

How should Chlorpheniramine be taken?

It comes as a tablet and syrup to take by mouth, with or without food. It also comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein, muscle, or under the skin.

What are the warnings and precautions for Chlorpheniramine?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of asthma, lung disease, heart problems, high blood pressure, sugar, blood vessel problems, stroke, increased eye pressure, intestinal blockage, ulcer, urinary obstruction, enlarged prostate, seizures, overactive thyroid, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breast feeding.

• It may cause dizziness, drowsiness or blurred vision, do not drive a car or operate dangerous machinery while taking this medication.

• If there is no improvement in your health condition after 1 week of treatment, consult with your doctor.

• Avoid exposure to sunlight.

What are the side effects of Chlorpheniramine?

   Most Common : Drowsiness and chest mucus.
   Central nervous system : Headache, excitability, fatigue, nervousness and dizziness.
   Gastrointestinal : Nausea, dry mouth, diarrhea, abdominal pain, increased appetite and weight.
   Genitourinary : Urinary retention and urinary frequency.
   Musculoskeletal : Joint pain and weakness.
   Eye : Double vision.
   Respiratory : Inflammation of pharynx.

What are the other precautions for Chlorpheniramine?

Avoid excess dosage.
Avoid long-term use of this medication.

What are the storage conditions for Chlorpheniramine?

Store it at controlled room temperature (15° to 30° C), and in an airtight container. Keep away from children.

Schedule : G

Drugs that are to be used only under medical supervision.
Last Updated : Apr 2018

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vishal_sakhiya, India

for children below 1yr in common cold ,what is doses of. this drug?

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