Indications And Clinical Uses: The symptomatic relief of allergic states generally responsive to antihistamines, such as hay fever, urticaria, angioedema, vasomotor rhinitis, allergic eczema, serum sickness and drug reactions; also in allergic conjunctivitis, dermographism, gastrointestinal allergy, physical allergy, and exanthematous eruptions such as measles and chickenpox. Useful in atopic dermatitis, contact dermatoses (including poisoning by ivy or oak), insect bites, neurodermatitis, pruritus ani and vulvae and generalized pruritus; may be of value in some cases of allergic migraine and spasmodic bronchial cough.
Precautions: Since the depressant effects of antihistamines are additive to those of other drugs affecting the CNS, patients should be cautioned against drinking alcoholic beverages or taking hypnotics, sedatives, psychotherapeutic agents or other drugs with CNS depressant effects during antihistaminic therapy.
Persons with chronic lung disease, glaucoma or difficulty in urination due to enlargement of the prostate gland should only take this product under the advice and supervision of a physician.
Should not be used by persons who are allergic or sensitive to any of the components of the product. May cause excitability in children; children should be observed by parents.
Occupational Hazards: Patients should be cautioned not to operate vehicles or hazardous machinery until their response to the drug has been determined.
Pregnancy and Lactation: The safe use of this product during pregnancy and lactation has not been established and therefore the compound should be used only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus or infant.
Antihistamines should be discontinued approximately 48 hours prior to skin testing procedures since these may prevent or diminish otherwise positive reactions to dermal reactivity indicators.
Adverse Reactions: Slight to moderate drowsiness occurs relatively infrequently. Other untoward effects include restlessness, dry mouth, dizziness, weakness, anorexia, nausea, headache, nervousness, polyuria, heartburn, diplopia, dysuria, and very rarely dermatitis.
Symptoms And Treatment Of Overdose: Symptoms and Treatment: If accidental overdose occurs, seek medical assistance immediately.
Dosage And Administration: Syrup: Adults: 1 to 2 teaspoonsful every 6 to 8 hours. Children 6 to 12 years: 1/2 adult dosage. Children under 6 years: only as directed by a physician. Do not exceed the recommended dosage.
Tablets: Adults: 1 tablet (4 mg) every 4 to 6 hours. Children 6 to 12 years: 1/2 tablet every 6 to 8 hours.
Repetabs: Adults and children 12 years and over: 1 tablet (12 mg) every 12 hours. Do not exceed 2 tablets a day, or as directed by a physician.
Availability And Storage: Repetabs: Each orange red, 12 mg Repetabs contains: chlorpheniramine maleate USP 6 mg in the outer layer, and 6 mg in the inner core. Nonmedicinal ingredients: cornstarch, lactose, magnesium stearate, povidone and dye, FD & C Yellow No. 6; coating: acacia, carnauba wax, cornstarch, dye-Opalux AS-2324 Orange, gum rosin, oleic acid, soap powder (white, neutral), sucrose, talc, terra alba (calcium sulfate), tribasic calcium phosphate, white wax and zein-F-200. Tartrazine-free. Packages of 12 and 24. Bottles of 60.
Syrup: Each 5 mL contains: chlorpheniramine maleate USP 2.5 mg.
Tablets: Each yellow, scored tablet contains: chlorpheniramine maleate USP 4 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: cornstarch, dyes, FD & C Yellow No. 6, No. 10, gelatin, lactose and magnesium stearate. Tartrazine-free. Packages of 12 and 24. Bottles of 60.
CHLOR-TRIPOLON® Schering Chlorpheniramine Maleate Antihistamine