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Drug information on Chlorpheniramine (Chlorpheniramine) from Shalina Laboratories Pvt. Ltd.


Shalina Laboratories Pvt. Ltd.
Generic : Chlorpheniramine
1 Tablet
10 Tablets
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Medical Condition(s) for which Chlorpheniramine may be prescribed

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.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

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 to use Chlorpheniramine?

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.

When is Chlorpheniramine not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in newborns and patients with hypersensitivity.

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.

Other Precautions for Chlorpheniramine

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

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.

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