Chlorpheniramine

Chlorpheniramine- Drug Detail Profile

Category of Drug Chlorpheniramine is Antiallergics and Drugs used in Anaphylaxis
Mechanism of Action 
IndicationsChlorpheniramine is used in
1. Symptomatic relief of allergy
2. Allergic rhinitis (hay fever)
3. Conjunctivitis
4. Urticaria
5. Insect stings and pruritus of allergic origin
6. Adjunct in the emergency treatment of anaphylactic shock and severe angioedema.
Well Known
Pharmaceutical Brands
 
Available dosage forms 1. TABLETS
2. INJECTION
3. CAPSULES
4. SYRUP
Dose 
Contraindications1. Prostatic enlargement
2. Urinary retention
3. Ileus or pyloroduodenal obstruction
4. Asthma
5. Child under 1 year
6. Hypersensitivity
7. Narrow angle glaucoma
8. Pregnancy
9. Lactation
Precautions1. Performing works requiring utmost alertness
such as vehicle driving, operating machines
etc within 24 h of taking the drug should be
avoided.
2.Lactation
3. Renal and hepatic impairment
4. Epilepsy
5. Interactions
6. Atrophic gastritis
7. Elderly
Adverse Effects 1. Drowsiness
2.Hypotension
3. Headache
4. Palpitations,
5. Psychomotor impairment
6.Urinary retention
7.Dry mouth
8. Blurred Vision
9.Gastrointestinal disturbances
10. Liver dysfunction
11. Blood disorders also rash and photosensitivity
reactions
12. Hypersensitivity reactions
13.Sweating and tremor
14. Injections may be irritant
15. Flatulence
16. Diarrhoea.
Pregnancy Category C

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