Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
What Is Polmon?
Polmon (dexchlorpheniramine maleate oral solution) is an antihistamine used to treat allergy symptoms such as sneezing, congestion, runny nose, watery eyes, itching, hives, skin swelling, and rash. Polmon is available in generic form.
What Are Side Effects of Polmon?
Common side effects of Polmon include:
- drug rash,
- anaphylactic shock,
- skin sensitivity to sunlight,
- excessive sweating,
- dry mouth/nose/throat,
- reduced coordination,
- numbness and tingling,
- blurred or double vision,
- spinning sensation (vertigo),
- ringing in the ears (tinnitus),
- upset stomach,
- loss of appetite,
- urinary frequency,
- difficult urination,
- urinary retention,
- tightness of chest and wheezing, and
- stuffy nose
Dosage for Polmon
The recommended dose of Polmon for adults and children 12 years of age and older is 2 mg (1 teaspoonful).
What Drugs, Substances, or Supplements Interact with Polmon?
Polmon may interact with MAO inhibitors. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.
Polmon During Pregnancy or Breastfeeding
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant before using Polmon; it is unknown how it would affect a fetus. Breastfeeding is not recommended while using Polmon.
Our Polmon (dexchlorpheniramine maleate oral solution) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
- General: Urticaria, drug rash, anaphylactic shock, photosensitivity, excessive perspiration, chills, dryness of mouth, nose and the throat.
- Cardiovascular System: Hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, agranulocytosis.
- Hematologic System: Hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, agranulocytosis.
- Nervous System: Sedation, sleepiness, dizziness, disturbed coordination, fatigue, confusion, restlessness, excitation, nervousness, tremor, irritability, insomnia, euphoria, paresthesias, blurred vision, diplopia, vertigo, tinnitus, acute labyrinthitis, hysteria, neuritis, convulsions.
- G.I. System: Epigastric distress, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation.
- G.U. System: Urinary frequency, difficult urination, urinary retention, early menses.
- Respiratory System: Thickening of bronchial secretions, tightness of chest and wheezing, nasal stuffiness.
MAO inhibitors prolong and intensify the anticholinergic (drying) effects of antihistamines.
Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Polmon (Dexchlorpheniramine Maleate Oral Solution)
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