Treats sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes, itchy nose, or sore throat caused by colds, hay fever or, other allergies. This medicine is an antihistamine.
Aller-Chlor, Allergy, C.P.M. Tablets, Chlor-Phen, Chlor-Trimeton Allergy, ChlorTan, Chlorphen, ED Chlorphed Jr., Ed ChlorPed, Ed-Chlortan, Good Sense Allergy, Pharbechlor, TopCare AllergyThere may be other brand names for this medicine.
When This Medicine Should Not Be Used
You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to chlorpheniramine. Do not give any over-the-counter (OTC) cough and cold medicine to a baby or child under 4 years old. Using these medicines in very young children might cause serious or possibly life-threatening side effects.
How to Use This Medicine
Tablet, Long Acting Tablet, Liquid, Long Acting Capsule
- Take your medicine as directed.
- Follow the instructions on the medicine label if you are using this medicine without a prescription.
- Measure the oral liquid medicine with a marked measuring spoon, oral syringe, or medicine cup. You might need to shake the oral liquid medicine just before measuring the dose. Follow the directions on the label.
- Swallow the extended-release capsule or extended-release tablet whole. Do not crush, break, or chew it.
If a dose is missed:
- If you are using this medicine on a regular schedule: If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.
How to Store and Dispose of This Medicine
- Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.
- Ask your pharmacist, doctor, or health caregiver about the best way to dispose of any outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.
- Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
- Tell your doctor if you drink alcohol or if you are using any medicine that makes you sleepy, such as allergy medicine or narcotic pain medicine.
- Do not drink alcohol while you are using this medicine.
Warnings While Using This Medicine
- Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Make sure your doctor knows if you have glaucoma, problems with urination, an enlarged prostate, kidney disease, an ulcer or other digestion problem, or a breathing problem such as chronic bronchitis, asthma, or emphysema.
- This medicine may make you drowsy. Avoid driving, using machines, or doing anything else that could be dangerous if you are not alert.
- Do not give this medicine to a child under 6 years old unless the child's doctor says it is okay.
Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
- Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing
- Severe tiredness.
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
- Increased energy, restlessness, nervousness (more common in children).
- Nausea, loss of appetite.
- Dry mouth.