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Triprolidine - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Last Updated on Oct 23, 2010
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Information about Triprolidine

Generic Name : Triprolidine
Pronunciation : trye-PROE-li-deen
Latest prescription information about Triprolidine. 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, warnings and its storage instructions . 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 Triprolidine

India : 


International : 

Zymine, Zymine XR, Tripohist

Why is Triprolidine Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an antihistamine, prescribed for hay fever or other allergies, such as runny nose, sneezing, itching of the nose and throat, and itchy, watery eyes either used alone or in combination of other medications. It blocks histamine action, which reduces allergy symptoms.


When should Triprolidine not be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated to newborns, asthma patients, breastfeeding women, known hypersensitivity to codeine phosphate and other antihistamines.

What is the dosage of Triprolidine?

Adult: PO- The recommended dose is 2.5 mg 4-6 hourly. Max: 10 mg/day.

How should Triprolidine be taken?

It comes as tablet& syrup to take by mouth, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Triprolidine?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of increased eye pressure, urinary retention, enlargement of prostate, pyloric obstruction (disorder), epilepsy, children less than 6 years, elderly, during pregnancy.

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

What are the side effects of Triprolidine?

  Most Common: Dryness of mouth, dryness of nose, dryness of throat, sedation, sleepiness, dizziness, disturbed coordination.
  Body as Whole: Hives, rash, anaphylactic shock, photosensitivity, excessive perspiration and chills.
  Heart: Low blood pressure, headache, palpitations, fast heart rate, abnormal heart rhythm.
  Blood : Anemia, decrease in white blood cells.
  Central Nervous System: Fatigue, confusion, restlessness, excitation, anxiety, nervousness, tremor, irritability, sleeplessness, emotion, tingling, blurred vision, double vision, vertigo, tinnitus, confusion, hysteria, convulsions, depression, hallucination.
  Gastrointestinal : Indigestion, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation.
  Genitourinary : Urinary frequency, difficult urination, urinary retention, early menses.
  Respiratory : Thickening of bronchial secretions, tightness of chest and wheezing, nasal stuffiness, respiratory depression.
  Potentially Fatal: Blood disorder.

What are the other precautions for Triprolidine?

Avoid alcohol consumption while taking this medication.

What are the storage conditions for Triprolidine?

Oral: Store between 15-30�C. Store it at room temperature and in an airtight container. Keep away from children and pets.

Schedule : G
Drugs that are to be used only under medical supervision.
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