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Chlor-Trimeton

Last reviewed on RxList: 1/29/2019
Drug Description

CHLOR-TRIMETON 12 HOUR
(chlorpheniramine maleate) Extended Release Tablets

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
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)

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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

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.

Medication Guide

PATIENT INFORMATION

See WARNINGS section.

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