(klor fen ir' a meen)
P Â - Caution when used during pregnancy
L Â - Caution when used during lactation
|Brand Name||Manufacturer/Marketer||Composition||Dosage Form||Pack Size & Price|
|ALERJESS||Ad-din pharmaceuticals Ltd.||Chlorpheniramine maleate 4mg||Tablet||200's: 20.00 MRP|
|ALERJESS Syrup||Ad-din pharmaceuticals Ltd.||Chlorpheniramine maleate 2mg/5ml||Syrup||100ml: 14.00 MRP|
|ALLERMINE||Renata Limited||Chlorpheniramine maleate 2mg/5ml||Syrup||100ml: 14.14 MRP|
|ANTISTA||Square Pharmaceuticals Ltd.||Chlorpheniramine Maleate 2mg/5 ml||Syrup||100 ml: 21.85 MRP|
|BIOCIN||Biopharma Laboratories Ltd||Chlorpheniramine maleate 4mg||Tablet||100's: 20.00 MRP|
|BIOCIN Syrup||Biopharma Laboratories Ltd||Chlorpheniramine maleate 2mg/5ml||Syrup||100ml: 14.05 MRP|
|CENTAGAN||Central Pharmaceuticals Ltd||Chlorpheniramine maleate 2mg/5ml||Syrup||60ml, 100ml: 9.50 & 12.00 MRP|
|CHLORPHENIRAMINE||Medimet Pharmaceuticals Ltd||Chlorpheniramine maleate 4mg||Tablet||100's: 18.00 MRP|
|CLORAMIN||Orion Pharma Ltd.||Chlorpheniramine maleate 2mg/5ml||Syrup||100ml: 13.05 MRP|
|DENAMINE||Desh Pharmaceuticals (Pvt) Ltd||Chlorpheniramine maleate 4mg||Tablet||500's: 80.00 MRP|
|DENAMINE Syrup||Desh Pharmaceuticals (Pvt) Ltd||Chlorpheniramine maleate 2mg/5ml||Syrup||60ml: 8.75 MRP|
|DISTAMIN||Doctors Chemical Works Ltd||Chlorpheniramine maleate 2mg/5ml||Syrup||100ml: 14.00 MRP|
|ELICIN||Reliance Pharmaceuticals Ltd.||Chlorpheniramine maleate 4mg||Tablet||100's: 20.00 MRP|
|ELICIN Syrup||Reliance Pharmaceuticals Ltd.||Chlorpheniramine maleate 2mg/5ml||Syrup||60ml: 10.00 MRP|
|ERAMIN||Pharmadesh Laboratories Limited||Chlorpheniramine maleate 4mg||Tablet||500's: 100.00 MRP|
|ERAMIN Syrup||Pharmadesh Laboratories Limited||Chlorpheniramine maleate 2mg/5ml||Syrup||60ml, 100ml: 9.31 & 20.00 MRP|
|EXPILIN||Gaco Pharmaceutical Ltd.||Chlorpheniramine maleate 4mg||Tablet||100's, 500's: 20.00 & 100.00 MRP|
|EXPILIN Syrup||Gaco Pharmaceutical Ltd.||Chlorpheniramine maleate 2mg/5ml||Syrup||60ml: 9.00 MRP|
|G-ANTIHISTAMINE||Gonoshasthaya Pharmaceuticals Ltd||Chlorpheniramine maleate 4mg||Tablet||100's & 1000's pot: 21.00 & 80.00 MRP|
|HISNUL||Somatec Pharmaceuticals Ltd.||Chlorpheniramine maleate 2mg/5ml||Syrup||60ml, 100ml: 8.03 & 14.10 MRP|
|HISTACIN||Jayson Pharmaceuticals Ltd.||Chlorpheniramine maleate 4mg||Tablet||500's: 100.00 MRP|
|HISTACIN Injection||Jayson Pharmaceuticals Ltd.||Chlorpheniramine maleate 10mg/ml||Injection||10 amps: 33.40 MRP|
|HISTACIN Syrup||Jayson Pharmaceuticals Ltd.||Chlorpheniramine maleate 2mg/5ml||Syrup||60ml, 100ml: 8.09 & 12.63 MRP|
|HISTACO||Supreme Pharmaceuticals Ltd.||Chlorpheniramine maleate 4mg||Tablet||500's: 100.00 MRP|
|HISTACO Syrup||Supreme Pharmaceuticals Ltd.||Chlorpheniramine maleate 2mg/5ml||Syrup||60ml: 9.00 MRP|
|HISTADYL||Rephco Laboratories Ltd.||Chlorpheniramine maleate 4mg||Tablet||500's: 100.00 MRP|
|HISTADYL Syrup||Rephco Laboratories Ltd.||Chlorpheniramine maleate 2mg/5ml||Syrup||60ml: 11.70 MRP|
|HISTAL||Opsonin Pharma Limited||Chlorpheniramine maleate 2mg/5ml||Syrup||60ml: 9.60 MRP|
|HISTALEX||The Acme Laboratories Ltd.||Chlorpheniramine maleate 4mg||Tablet||100's: 20.00 MRP|
|HISTALEX Syrup||The Acme Laboratories Ltd.||Chlorpheniramine maleate 2mg/5ml||Syrup||100ml: 21.78 MRP|
|HISTAMINE||Ziska Pharmaceuticals Ltd.||Chlorpheniramine maleate 4mg||Tablet||500's: 120.00 MRP|
|HISTANOL||Chemist Laboratories Ltd.||Chlorpheniramine maleate 4mg||Tablet||500's: 105.00 MRP|
|HISTANOL Syrup||Chemist Laboratories Ltd.||Chlorpheniramine maleate 2mg/5ml||Syrup||100ml: 13.30 MRP|
|HISTASON||Hudson Pharmaceuticals Ltd||Chlorpheniramine maleate 4mg||Tablet||500's: 80.00 MRP|
|HISTASON Syrup||Hudson Pharmaceuticals Ltd||Chlorpheniramine maleate 2mg/5ml||Syrup||100ml: 12.00 MRP|
|HISTATAB||Bristol Pharma Limited||Chlorpheniramine maleate 4mg||Tablet||500's: 100.00 MRP|
|HISTIN||Apollo Pharmaceutical Laboratories Ltd.||Chlorpheniramine maleate 4mg||Tablet||500's: 105.00 MRP|
|HISTOSIN||Aexim Pharmaceutical Ltd.||Chlorpheniramine maleate 4mg||Tablet||500's: 80.00 MRP|
|HISTOSIN Syrup||Aexim Pharmaceutical Ltd.||Chlorpheniramine maleate 2mg/5ml||Syrup||100ml: 12.00 MRP|
|HITAGEN||General Pharmaceuticals Ltd||Chlorpheniramine maleate 4mg||Tablet||500's: 100.00 MRP|
|HITAGEN Syrup||General Pharmaceuticals Ltd||Chlorpheniramine maleate 2mg/5ml||Syrup||60ml, 100ml: 8.03 & 14.03 MRP|
|MYCETRA||Mystic Pharmaceuticals Limited||Chlorpheniramine maleate 2mg/5ml||Syrup||100ml: 14.14 MRP|
|PENAMIN||APC Pharmaceuticals Ltd.||Chlorpheniramine maleate 4mg||Tablet||500's: 100.00 MRP|
|PHENOMARK||Hallmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd||Chlorpheniramine maleate 2mg/5ml||Syrup||100ml: 21.60 MRP|
|PHERAMIN||Amico Laboratories Ltd.||Chlorpheniramine maleate 4mg||Tablet||500's: 100.00 MRP|
|PHERAMIN Syrup||Amico Laboratories Ltd.||Chlorpheniramine maleate 2mg/5ml||Syrup||100ml: 11.70 MRP|
|PIRITON||GlaxoSmithKline Bangladesh Limited||Chlorpheniramine maleate 4mg||Tablet||500's: 101.74 MRP|
|PIRITON Syrup||GlaxoSmithKline Bangladesh Limited||Chlorpheniramine maleate 2mg/5ml||Syrup||100ml: 21.75 MRP|
|REMACIN||Reman Drug Laboratories Ltd.||Chlorpheniramine maleate 4mg||Tablet||200's: 40.00 MRP|
|SAFAMIN||Benham Pharmaceuticals Ltd||Chlorpheniramine maleate 2mg/5ml||Syrup||100ml: 13.65 MRP|
|SALTAMIN||Salton Pharmaceuticals Ltd.||Chlorpheniramine maleate 4mg||Tablet||500's: 100.00 MRP|
|SALTAMIN Syrup||Salton Pharmaceuticals Ltd.||Chlorpheniramine maleate 2mg/5ml||Syrup||100ml: 13.00 MRP|
|SEDILUX-M||Modern Pharmaceuticals Ltd||Chlorpheniramine maleate 4mg||Tablet||500's: 100.00 MRP|
|SEDILUX-M Syrup||Modern Pharmaceuticals Ltd||Chlorpheniramine maleate 2mg/5ml||Syrup||60ml, 100ml: 9.60 & 14.19 MRP|
|SINAMIN||IBN SINA Pharmaceutical Industry Ltd.||Chlorpheniramine maleate 4mg||Tablet||500's: 100.00 MRP|
|SINAMIN Syrup||IBN SINA Pharmaceutical Industry Ltd.||Chlorpheniramine maleate 2mg/5ml||Syrup||100ml: 14.19 MRP|
|SYMIN||Syntho Laboratories Ltd.||Chlorpheniramine maleate 2mg/5ml||Syrup||60ml: 9.50 MRP|
|WINKOL||Globe Pharmaceuticals Ltd||Chlorpheniramine maleate 2mg/5ml||Syrup||60ml, 100ml: 8.00 & 12.00 MRP|
|ZISTACIN||Zenith Pharmaceuticals Ltd.||Chlorpheniramine maleate 2mg/5ml||Syrup||60ml, 100ml: 9.00 & 13.90 MRP|
U.S FDA Intends to RemoveÂ SomeÂ Unapproved Cough, Cold, and Allergy Drugs from the Market
This safety alert does not apply to this medication, but only to some products which contain this medication. In addition, it is important that you know that there is not a problem with most of the products described in this medication monograph. And some drug companies may decide to seek full approval from the FDA so that they can continue marketing their products.
On March 2, 2011, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety alert about certain unapproved prescription cough, cold, and allergy products containing this drug in combination with other drugs. These products are not currently approved by the FDA for safety, effectiveness, and quality. FDA asked drug companies to stop shipping most of these products for sale in the US within the next 6 months. Although some of these products have been marketed for many years, laws about what a company must prove to FDA for drug product approval have gotten tougher and increased enforcement of these laws is now taking place. The FDA took this action due to concerns about certain potential risks associated with use of these medications. These risks may include:
If you are concerned that the prescription cough, cold, and allergy medication you are taking is not approved by the FDA, you should talk to your doctor or pharmacist. If the medication you are taking is not approved, your doctor can prescribe another prescription medication or your doctor or pharmacist can suggest an over-the-counter (OTC) cough, cold, and allergy product for your condition. There are many safe and effective alternative approved products that can be taken instead. Your doctor probably prescribed the medicine without knowing that FDA had not approved it. This is because it has been so difficult for doctors and pharmacists to find out that these products are unapproved. For additional information:
Why is this medication prescribed?Â
Chlorpheniramine relieves red, itchy, watery eyes; sneezing; itchy nose or throat; and runny nose caused by allergies, hay fever, and the common cold. Chlorpheniramine helps control the symptoms of cold or allergies but will not treat the cause of the symptoms or speed recovery. Chlorpheniramine is in a class of medications called antihistamines. It works by blocking the action of histamine, a substance in the body that causes allergic symptoms.
How should this medicine be used?Â
Chlorpheniramine comes as a tablet, a capsule, an extended-release (long-acting) tablet and capsule, a chewable tablet, and a liquid to take by mouth. The regular capsules and tablets, chewable tablets, and liquid are usually taken every 4 to 6 hours as needed. The extended-release (long-acting) tablets and capsules are usually taken twice a day in the morning and evening as needed. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor to explain any part you do not understand. Take chlorpheniramine exactly as directed. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor.
Chlorpheniramine comes alone and in combination with fever and pain reducers, expectorants, cough suppressants, and decongestants. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice on which product is best for your symptoms. Check nonprescription cough and cold product labels carefully before using 2 or more products at the same time. These products may contain the same active ingredient(s) and taking them together could cause you to receive an overdose.This is especially important if you will be giving cough and cold medications to a child.
Nonprescription cough and cold combination products, including products that contain chlorpheniramine, can cause serious side effects or death in young children. Do not give these products to children younger than 4 years of age. If you give these products to children 4-11 years of age, use caution and follow the package directions carefully.
If you are giving chlorpheniramine or a combination product that contains chlorpheniramine to a child, read the package label carefully to be sure that it is the right product for a child of that age. Do not give chlorpheniramine products that are made for adults to children.
Before you give a chlorpheniramine product to a child, check the package label to find out how much medication the child should receive. Give the dose that matches the child's age on the chart. Ask the child's doctor if you don't know how much medication to give the child.
If you are taking the liquid, do not use a household spoon to measure your dose. Use the measuring spoon or cup that came with the medication or use a spoon made especially for measuring medication.
If you are using the extended-release tablets or capsules, swallow them whole. Do not break, crush, chew, or open them.
Other uses for this medicineÂ
This medication is sometimes prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
What special precautions should I follow?Â
Before taking chlorpheniramine,Â
- tell your doctor if you are allergic to chlorpheniramine, any other medications, or any of the ingredients in the chlorpheniramine product you plan to use. Check the package label for a list of the ingredients.
- tell your doctor what prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking or plan to take. Be sure to mention any of the following: other medications for colds, hay fever, or allergies; medications for anxiety, depression, or seizures; muscle relaxants; narcotic medications for pain; sedatives; sleeping pills; and tranquilizers.
- tell your doctor if you have or have ever had asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, or other types of lung disease; glaucoma (a condition in which increased pressure in the eye can lead to gradual loss of vision); ulcers; diabetes; difficulty urinating (due to an enlarged prostate gland); heart disease; high blood pressure; seizures; or an overactive thyroid gland.
- tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while taking chlorpheniramine, call your doctor.
- if you are having surgery, including dental surgery, tell the doctor or dentist that you are taking chlorpheniramine.
- you should know that this medication may make you drowsy. Do not drive a car or operate machinery until you know how this medication affects you.
- ask your doctor about the safe use of alcohol while you are taking chlorpheniramine. Alcohol can make the side effects of chlorpheniramine worse.
What special dietary instructions should I follow?Â
Unless your doctor tells you otherwise, continue your normal diet.
What should I do if I forget a dose?Â
Chlorpheniramine is usually taken as needed. If your doctor has told you to take chlorpheniramine regularly, take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.
What side effects can this medication cause?Â
Chlorpheniramine may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:Â
dry mouth, nose, and throat
loss of appetite
increased chest congestion
Â Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately:
What should I know about storage and disposal of this medication?
Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom). Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed. Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your medication.Â
In case of emergency/overdose
In case of overdose,Â consult your doctor. If the victim has collapsed or is not breathing, consult local medical emergency services.
What other information should I know?
Keep all appointments with your doctor and the laboratory. Your doctor will order certain lab tests to check your response to this medicine.
Do not let anyone else use your medication. If you still have symptoms and need further treatment, consult your doctor.
It is important for you to keep a written list of all of the prescription and nonprescription (over-the-counter) medicines you are taking, as well as any products such as vitamins, minerals, or other dietary supplements. You should bring this list with you each time you visit a doctor or if you are admitted to a hospital. It is also important information to carry with you in case of emergencies.
Ref:Â Â U.S. National Library of Medicine.
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