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 10 7
Hay fever 5 1
Itching 5 1
Allergic Rhinitis 1 0
Asthma 1 0
Autoimmune Urticaria 1 0

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  • 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 2
Mild 5
None 8

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

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

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Chlorpheniramine (chlorphenamine)

Dosage Patients
4mg as needed 4
4 mg daily 2
1 tablet(s) daily 1
4 mg twice daily 1
4 mg three times daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Chlorpheniramine (chlorphenamine)

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Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 3
Other 2
Course of treatment ended 1
Personal research 1
Side effects too severe 1
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Duration

Currently taking Chlorpheniramine (chlorphenamine)

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

Stopped taking Chlorpheniramine (chlorphenamine)

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 10
Usually 3
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 4
Not at all hard to take 10
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 12
Not specified 3
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2 patient evaluations for Chlorpheniramine (chlorphenamine)

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Karelman
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Karelman
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 46
Condition: Allergic Rhinitis
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
I have:
Allergic Rhinitis

See Karelman's full Chlorpheniramine (chlorphenamine) history

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

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Nadz37
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Nadz37
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 41
Condition: Antiphospholipid syndrome 16 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: Mild
I am: vg
I have:
Antiphospholipid syndrome

See Nadz37's full Chlorpheniramine (chlorphenamine) history

Apr 29, 2013 (Started Apr 26, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Sinusitis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 12 mg Daily

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