CHLORPHENIRAMINE+PHENYLEPHRINE belongs to the combination medication called 'anti-allergics' primarily used to treat symptoms caused by the common cold, flu, allergies and other breathing problems like sinusitis and bronchitis. An allergy is an immune system response to foreign elements typically not harmful to your body. These foreign elements are known as ‘allergens.’ Allergic condition varies from person to person. Some might be allergic to certain foods and seasonal allergies like hay fever. At the same time, others might be allergic to pollen or pet dander.
CHLORPHENIRAMINE+PHENYLEPHRINE contains two medicines namely: Chlorpheniramine (anti-histamine/anti-allergic) and Phenylephrine (decongestant). Chlorpheniramine is an 'antihistamine' that blocks the release of histamine in the body, which is known to cause allergies symptoms like common cold symptoms. On the other hand, Phenylephrine is a 'decongestant' that helps in shrinking the blood vessels located in the nasal passage, thereby reducing stuffy nose. Together, CHLORPHENIRAMINE+PHENYLEPHRINE effectively reduces allergic symptoms.
CHLORPHENIRAMINE+PHENYLEPHRINE can be taken with or without food in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. Do not chew, bite, or break it. The dose of CHLORPHENIRAMINE+PHENYLEPHRINE will depend upon your condition. The most common side effects of CHLORPHENIRAMINE+PHENYLEPHRINE are drowsiness, dizziness, headache, dry mouth/nose/throat, upset of stomach, constipation, or trouble in sleeping. Most of these side effects of CHLORPHENIRAMINE+PHENYLEPHRINE do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent, reach out to your doctor.
Do not stop taking CHLORPHENIRAMINE+PHENYLEPHRINE even if you feel better without asking your doctor as your symptoms may come back and may even worsen your condition. Also, inform your doctor about all other medications you have been taking before starting CHLORPHENIRAMINE+PHENYLEPHRINE. Please tell your doctor before starting CHLORPHENIRAMINE+PHENYLEPHRINE if you have a liver problem, are pregnant, or breastfeeding. CHLORPHENIRAMINE+PHENYLEPHRINE may cause drowsiness and sleepiness, so it is advised not to drive a car or operate machinery. Consumption of alcohol should be avoided as it may lead to excessive drowsiness and sleepiness. Do not take CHLORPHENIRAMINE+PHENYLEPHRINE with any MAO inhibitor (anti-depressant medication) as it may lead to serious drug interaction.