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Chlor-Trimeton

Last reviewed on RxList: 4/18/2013
Drug Description

CHLOR-TRIMETON 12 HOUR
(chlorpheniramine maleate) Tablet, Extended Release

DESCRIPTION

Active ingredient (in each tablet): Chlorpheniramine Maleate 12 mg.

Inactive ingredients: acacia, calcium phosphate tribasic, calcium sulfate, carnauba wax, corn starch, FD&C yellow No. 6, FD&C yellow No. 6 aluminum lake, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, neutral soap, oleic acid, pharmaceutical ink, povidone, rosin, sucrose, talc, titanium dioxide, white wax, zein

Chlorpheniramine

For Consumers

What are the possible side effects of chlorpheniramine?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using chlorpheniramine and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • fast or uneven heart rate;
  • mood changes;
  • tremor, seizure (convulsions);
  • easy bruising or bleeding, unusual weakness;
  • feeling short of breath; or
  • urinating less than usual or not at all.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • dizziness,...
Indications & Dosage

INDICATIONS

Purpose: Antihistamine

Uses:

  • temporarily relieves the following symptoms due to hay fever or other upper respiratory allergies:
    • sneezing
    • runny nose
    • itchy, watery eyes
    • itching of the nose or throat

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

Directions

  • adults and children 12 years and over: 1 tablet every 12 hours. Do not exceed 2 tablets in 24 hours.
  • children under 12 years of age: ask a doctor

HOW SUPPLIED

Other information

  • each tablet contains: calcium 30 mg
  • store between 20 and 25°C (68 and 77°F)
Side Effects & Drug Interactions

SIDE EFFECTS

When using this product

  • excitability may occur, especially in children
  • drowsiness may occur
  • avoid alcoholic beverages
  • alcohol, sedatives and tranquilizers may increase drowsiness
  • use caution when driving a motor vehicle or operating machinery

If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use.

Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

DRUG INTERACTIONS

No information provided.

Warnings & Precautions

WARNINGS

Ask a doctor before use if you have

  • a breathing problem such as emphysema or chronic bronchitis
  • glaucoma
  • trouble urinating due to an enlarged prostate gland

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are taking sedatives or tranquilizers

When using this product

  • excitability may occur, especially in children
  • drowsiness may occur
  • avoid alcoholic beverages
  • alcohol, sedatives and tranquilizers may increase drowsiness
  • use caution when driving a motor vehicle or operating machinery

If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use.

Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

PRECAUTIONS

No information provided.

Overdosage & Contraindications

OVERDOSE

No information provided.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

Ask a doctor before use if you have

  • a breathing problem such as emphysema or chronic bronchitis
  • glaucoma
  • trouble urinating due to an enlarged prostate gland

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are taking sedatives or tranquilizers

Clinical Pharmacology

CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

Competes with histamine for H1-receptor sites on effector cells in the gastrointestinal tract, blood vessels, and respiratory tract.

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