How Do Alkylamine Derivatives Work?

Reviewed on 9/17/2021

HOW DO ALKYLAMINE DERIVATIVES WORK?

Alkylamine derivatives are drugs used to relieve symptoms associated with the common cold or flu and other allergies. They work by inhibiting histamine receptors and inhibit all the responses of histamine. There are several drugs in this drug class with each having a different mechanism of action.

HOW ARE ALKYLAMINE DERIVATIVES USED?

Alkylamine derivatives are used to relieve cold and flu symptoms and to temporarily relieve cough associated with allergies or the common cold.

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WHAT ARE SIDE EFFECTS OF ALKYLAMINE DERIVATIVES?

Side effects associated with alkylamine derivatives may include:

The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible side effects, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. Check with your doctor or pharmacist to make sure these drugs do not cause any harm when you take them along with other medicines. Never stop taking your medication and never change your dose or frequency without consulting your doctor.

WHAT ARE NAMES OF ALKYLAMINE DERIVATIVES?

Generic and brand names of alkylamine derivatives include:

  • Acetaminophen/chlorpheniramine
  • Chlorpheniramine/dextromethorphan/phenylephrine
  • Coricidin HBP Cold & Flu
  • Father John's Medicine Plus Liquid
  • NeoTuss Plus Liquid
  • St. Joseph Cold & Flu
References
https://reference.medscape.com/drugs/antihistamines-alkylamine-derivatives

https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/chemistry/alkylamine

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