Concise Prescribing Info
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Chlorpheniramine maleate
Indications/Uses
Symptomatic treatment of perennial & seasonal allergic rhinitis, vasomator rhinitis, allergic conjunctivitis. Symptomatic treatment of pruritus. In combination w/ pseudoephedrine for temporary relief of nasal & sinus congestion.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult 4 mg 4-6 hrly. Max: 24 mg daily. Childn 6-12 yr 2 mg 4-6 hrly. Max: 12 mg daily; 2-5 yr 1 mg 4-6 hrly. Max: 6 mg daily.
Administration
May be taken with or without food.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity. Concomitant therapy w/ MAOI. Childn <2 yr.
Special Precautions
Narrow angle glaucoma, urinary retention, prostatic hypertrophy, bladder neck obstruction, acute asthma, severe HTN, CV disease, bronchitis, bronchiectasis, thyrotoxicosis. May impair ability to drive or operate machinery. Hepatic disease. Pregnancy & lactation. Childn 2-6 yr. Elderly.
Adverse Reactions
Sedation, nausea, epigastric pain, loss of appetite, increased sensitivity to sunlight, hypotension.
Drug Interactions
Enhanced sedative effects of alcohol, barbiturates, hypnotics, opioid analgesics, anxiolytics & neuroleptics. Enhanced antimuscarinic effects w/ MAOIs. Masked symptoms of ototoxicity w/ aminoglycosides, frusemide, erythromycin salicylates. Delayed hepatic metabolism w/ phenytoin.
ATC Classification
R06AB04 - chlorphenamine ; Belongs to the class of substituted alkylamines used as systemic antihistamines.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Alleryl syr 4 mg/5 mL
Packing/Price
120 mL x 1's;60 mL x 1's;90 mL x 1's
Form
Alleryl tab 4 mg
Packing/Price
1000's;30's
Form
Alleryl syr 2 mg/5 mL
Packing/Price
120 mL x 1's;60 mL x 1's;90 mL x 1's
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