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Dexchlorpheniramine Maleate


Indications And Clinical Uses: For symptomatic relief of allergic conditions such as hay fever, urticaria, angioedema, vasomotor rhinitis, allergic eczema, contact dermatitis, pruritus ani and vulvae, and pruritus of nonspecific origin, as well as in certain cases of migraine headache.

Precautions: Occupational Hazards: Patients should be cautioned not to operate vehicles or hazardous machinery until their response to the drug has been determined.

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.

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.

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: Occasionally nausea, mild drowsiness may be produced.

Symptoms And Treatment Of Overdose: Symptoms and Treatment: If accidental overdose occurs, seek medical assistance immediately. tag_DosageDosage

Dosage: Adults and children over 12 years, 2 mg 3 or 4 times daily. Children 6 to 12 years, 1 mg 3 or 4 times daily.

Availability And Storage: Each red, oval, scored tablet contains: dexchlorhopheniramine maleate USP 2 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: cornstarch, FD & C Yellow No. 6, FD & C Red No. 40, lactose, magnesium stearate and povidone. Tartrazine-free. Bottles of 100.

POLARAMINE® Schering Dexchlorpheniramine Maleate Antihistamine

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