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Chlorpheniramine is an antihistamine used to treat sneezing, runny nose, itchy watery eyes, sinus congestion, or allergies bringing on any of these symptoms. It is also good for the common cold, flu, and related coughs. However, it is not for bronchitis (which is an infection of the bronchial tubes.) Do not use Chlorpheniramine to treat sexual infections.

Chlorpheniramine contraindications

Chlorpheniramine is not recommended for people with:

  • high blood pressure/heart disease
  • pregnant/trying to get pregnant/breastfeeding
  • problems with the: kidneys/thyroid/urinary system/stomach/prostate
  • lung problems, such as asthma or emphysema
  • ulcers
  • glaucoma
  • a high allergy level to medications


Serious side effects from interactions with chlorpheniramine ( abbreviation:chloramine)

Do not use chloramine if you have taken MAO inhibitors in the last 14 days, or a dangerous drug interaction will occur.

Do not combine chloramine with: muscle relaxers/sleeping pills/seizure medication/antidepressants/anti-anxiety medications. Only a doctor can determine if you may be allowed to combine these with chloramine.

Do not take chloramine AND other anthistamines.

Ask your doctor about any other medication you are on, which may interact with chloramine.


Less serious side effects of chlorpheniramineabout chlorpheniramine

Some are: dry mouth/dry eyes/constipation.

If the following side effects are experienced, do not drive: dizziness/fainting/poor concentration/drowsiness/blurred vision.


Chlorpheniramine precautions

Do not take for longer than seven days in a row.

Avoid the sun and tanning beds.

Avoid alcohol.

Do not give to children under 4 years old.

Always ask your doctor if a child over 4 years old can take chlorpheniramine safely, given that child’s particular health conditions.

Serious side effects of chlorpheniramine

1. If you develop a FEVER WITH:

pounding heart/hallucinations/no urination/cough/skin rash then you must call a doctor.

2. If you develop DANGEROUSLY HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE then you must call a doctor. The signs of dangerously high blood pressure are:

  • blurred vision
  • buzzing in ears
  • chest pains
  • uneven heartbeat
  • seizure
  • migraine

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