What is Dexchlorpheniramine Maleate used for?
Dexchlorpheniramine Maleate is an antihistamine used to treat symptoms of allergies such as sneezing, cough, watery/itchy eyes, runny/itchy nose, itchy throat/skin and rashes, as well as hay fever and the common cold. This medicine blocks the effects of histamine (naturally occurring chemical) in your body.
This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What are the side effects of Dexchlorpheniramine Maleate?
Like other medicines, Dexchlorpheniramine Maleate can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Dexchlorpheniramine Maleate are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Dexchlorpheniramine Maleate cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Dexchlorpheniramine Maleate develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Dexchlorpheniramine Maleate can cause side effects such as drowsiness, constipation, stomach upset, headache, dry mouth, and blurred vision. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Dexchlorpheniramine Maleate.
What is the recommended dosage of Dexchlorpheniramine Maleate?
The dosage of Dexchlorpheniramine Maleate prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Take Dexchlorpheniramine Maleate with a full glass of water. This medicine can be taken with or without food.
What if you miss a dose of Dexchlorpheniramine Maleate?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Dexchlorpheniramine Maleate medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Dexchlorpheniramine Maleate?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Dexchlorpheniramine Maleate, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Dexchlorpheniramine Maleate?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Dexchlorpheniramine Maleate.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Dexchlorpheniramine Maleate, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Dexchlorpheniramine Maleate can interact with monoamine oxidase inhibitors, depression medicines, and anxiety or sleep medicines.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Dexchlorpheniramine Maleate?
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The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Dexchlorpheniramine Maleate is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.