What Chlorphenamine is and what it is used for:
Chlorpheniramine is an antihistamine
used for the relief of allergy symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose, itchy, watery, red eyes and itchy nose and throat.
It is also being used to treat hives.
How To Use:
Tablets need to be swallowed with a full glass of water
Adults and children of 12 years and over: One Every four to six hours, Don’t take more than 6 tablets in 24 hours.
Children of 6 to 11 years Half a tablet every four to six hours, Don’t give more than 6 half tablets in 24 hours.
Doses may be changed in special conditions so always follow your doctor's or pharmacist's instructions.
If you take more than you should, talk to a doctor or go to the hospital straight away.
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember it unless it is nearly time for your next dose.
Do not take a double dose (two doses at the same time) to make up for the forgotten dose.
Undesirable Side Effects Of Allerfin Tablets
drowsiness and sedation
disturbance in concentrating, un-coordination, dizziness, headache
feeling or being sick, dry mouth
Warnings & Special Precautions While Taking Allerfin Tablets
Do not take the Tablets:
You are allergic to chlorphenamine maleate, any other antihistamines or any of the other ingredients of this medicine
You are taking monoamine oxidase inhibitors (for depression) or have taken them within the last 14 days
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before Tablets If:
You have epilepsy
You have liver or kidney problems
You have heart problems, severe high blood pressure
You have asthma, bronchitis or bronchiectasis or chronic lung problems (difficulty in breathing and cough that won’t go away)
You have raised pressure in your eye (glaucoma)
You are a man with prostate problems
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any
other medicines, particularly any of the following:
Other antihistamines, including those in cough and cold medicines, that make you sleepy
Sleeping tablets, medicines for anxiety, antidepressants
Phenytoin (for epilepsy)
Storage Conditions Of Allerfin Tablets
store below 25°c
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
Store in the original package to protect from moisture.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the box/blisters/label. The expiry date refers to the last day of the month.