Always consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking chlorphenamine tablets.
If your condition does not improve or becomes worse, call your doctor.
Because the most common side-effects of chlorpheniramine are feeling tired and sleepy and it may cause drowsiness, so driving or operating machinery should be avoided. Its best not to drink alcohol while you are on chlorphenamine because alcohol will make the drowsiness worse.
Do NOT use chlorphenamine if:
- You are allergic to any of the ingredients in the chlorpheniramine tablet;
- You are taking sodium oxybate or if you have taken furazolidone or a monoamine oxidase inhibitor within the last 14 days.
Inform your doctor before taking clorphenamine tablets if you are pregnant or if you are planning to become pregnant and if you are breast feeding.
Use of chlorphenamine tablets during pregnancy or breast feeding is only recommended when benefit outweighs the risk. There is little evidence with regards to the use of chlorphenamine tablets during pregnancy or breast feeding, so consult your doctor or health care professional before taking chlorphenamine tablet.
Refer to your doctor or pharmacist for guidelines on dosage. Do not exceed what they advise.
Usual dose for adults and children 12 years and over is: 1 tablet 4 to 6 hourly. Maximum daily dose: 6 tablets (24mg) in any 24 hours.
Usual dose for children aged 6 – 12 years is: ½ tablet 4 to 6 hourly. Maximum daily dose: 3 tablets (12mg) in any 24 hours.
Not recommended for children under 6 years old.
There are 53 major drugs known that can interact with chlorphenamine. Some of the most important ones are followings: urazolidone, MAO inhibitors (eg, phenelzine), sodium oxybate (GHB), or tricyclic antidepressants and Hydantoins because the side effects may be increased. Consult with your doctor about any medications you are taking, before your treatment with clorphenamine.
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