chlorpheniramine

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chlorpheniramine

 [klor″fen-ir´ah-mēn]
an antihistamine with sedative and anticholinergic effects; used orally or by injection as the maleate salt in the treatment of nasal, eye, and skin manifestations of allergic reactions, including allergic rhinitis, conjunctivitis, and itching, and orally as the maleate or tannate salt or polistirex complex as an ingredient in various cough and cold preparations.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

chlorpheniramine

A first-generation alkylamine-type antihistamine (histamine H1 receptor antagonist) used to manage allergic rhinitis and urticaria. It is typically combined with decongestant in various proprietary formulations—e.g., Allerest, Contac, Tylenol Cold/Allergy.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

chlorpheniramine

An antihistamine. See Allergy.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

chlorpheniramine

Chlorphenamine, an antihistamine drug used for the symptomatic relief of allergic disorders such as hay fever and urticaria. The drug is on the WHO official list. Brand names are Piriton, and, with ephedrine, Haymine and Galpseud Plus.
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