What is Chlorpheniramine (chlorphenamine)?

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Chlorpheniramine, also known as chlorphenamine maleate, is a first-generation antihistamine used in the prevention of the symptoms of allergic conditions such as rhinitis and urticaria.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Allergies 13 9
Hay fever 5 1
Itching 5 1
Allergic rhinitis 1 0
Asthma 1 0

Show all 22 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 6
None 10

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Chlorpheniramine (chlorphenamine)

Side effect Patients
Drowsiness 3
Dry mouth 1
Increased appetite 1
Itching 1
Morning sleepiness 1
Sleeplessness 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Chlorpheniramine (chlorphenamine)

Dosage Patients
12 mg daily 2
1 tablet(s) daily 1
4 mg daily 1
4 mg twice daily 1
8 mg daily 1
4mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Chlorpheniramine (chlorphenamine)

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 3
Course of treatment ended 2
Other 2
Personal research 1
See all 9 patients who've stopped taking Chlorpheniramine (chlorphenamine)

Duration

Currently taking Chlorpheniramine (chlorphenamine)

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 2
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Chlorpheniramine (chlorphenamine)

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 3
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 12
Usually 3
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 4
Not at all hard to take 13
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 12
Not specified 5
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2 patient evaluations for Chlorpheniramine (chlorphenamine)

Dec 26, 2014 (Started Jul 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for allergies)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sleeplessness, itching)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 29, 2013 (Started Apr 26, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for sinus infection (sinusitis))
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 12 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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