Concise Prescribing Info
Chlorpheniramine maleate
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.
May be taken with or without food.
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.
MIMS Class
Antihistamines & Antiallergics
ATC Classification
R06AB04 - chlorphenamine ; Belongs to the class of substituted alkylamines used as systemic antihistamines.
Alleryl syr 2 mg/5 mL
120 mL x 1's;60 mL x 1's;90 mL x 1's
Alleryl syr 4 mg/5 mL
120 mL x 1's;60 mL x 1's;90 mL x 1's
Alleryl tab 4 mg
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