chlorpheniramine (generic name)

It is used to treat sneezing, runny nose, and itchy or watery eyes from allergies or a cold
(klor fen IR a meen)
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What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • breathing problems
  • changes in vision
  • confused, agitated, nervous
  • dizziness
  • fast, irregular heartbeat
  • feeling faint
  • seizure
  • tremor
  • trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine
  • unusual sweating
  • unusually weak or tired

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • constipation or diarrhea
  • drowsy
  • dry mouth, nose, throat
  • headache
  • loss of appetite
  • stomach upset, vomiting
  • trouble sleeping

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Keep container tightly closed. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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