Chlor Trimeton Used and Improtant InformationCalled Chlor-Triptolon in Canada
Chlorpheniramine is an antihistamine that reduces the effects of natural chemical histamine in the body. Histamine can produce symptoms of sneezing, itching, watery eyes, and runny nose. Chlorpheniramine is used to treat runny nose, sneezing, itching, and watery eyes caused by allergies, the common cold, or the flu.
Active ingredient (in each tablet): Chlorpheniramine Maleate 12 mg.
What are the possible side effects of chlorpheniramine?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using chlorpheniramine and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
- fast or uneven heart rate;
- mood changes;
- tremor, seizure (convulsions);
- easy bruising or bleeding, unusual weakness;
- feeling short of breath; or
- urinating less than usual or not at all.
Less serious side effects may include:
Product Code: 2094
What is a Generic Drug?
A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.