Polaramine (Dexchlorpheniramine Maleate)
What is Polaramine (Dexchlorpheniramine Maleate) used for?
Polaramine (Dexchlorpheniramine Maleate) is an antihistamine that is used to treat the symptoms of various allergies, colds and hay fever. It works by helping to block the effects of the natural chemical histamine in the body. By inhibiting the actions of histamine, this drug helps to provide relief from the sneezing, watery eyes, hives, itching and other conditions caused by allergies.
How should I use Polaramine (Dexchlorpheniramine Maleate)?
Polaramine (Dexchlorpheniramine Maleate) tablets should be taken orally, with a full glass of water. These tablets may be taken with or without food. The exact dosage can vary, depending on the severity of the condition being treated. Patients are advised to consult their physician before taking this medication so that the exact dosage can be prescribed to them. Never exceed the dosage prescribed to you by your physician.
What are the side effects of Polaramine (Dexchlorpheniramine Maleate)?
Some side effects which have been reported by patients taking Polaramine (Dexchlorpheniramine Maleate) include:
Consult your physician immediately if any of these side effects persist or worsen, or if you notice mood changes, hallucinations, changes in hearing, trouble urinating, unusual bruising, fast heartbeat or seizures.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Polaramine (Dexchlorpheniramine Maleate). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, especially asthma, heart problems, liver disease, high blood pressure, seizures or stomach problems, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.