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Chlorphenamine

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Chlorphenamine (brand names Piriton, Allerief, Hayleve, Pollenase) is an antihistamine medicine that relieves the symptoms of allergies. It is known as a drowsy (sedating) antihistamine. This means that it is likely to make someone feel more sleepy than some other antihistamines.[1]

Chlorphenamine is sometimes mixed with other medicines like ephedrine or pseudoephedrine to treat coughs and colds.[1] It comes as tablets or as a liquid that is swallowed. When chlorphenamine is mixed with other medicines, it can be called Galpseud Plus Linctus and Haymine.[1] Chlorphenamine is available on prescription, and to buy from pharmacies.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Chlorphenamine: drowsy (sedating) antihistamine". nhs.uk. 2018-09-20. Retrieved 2024-06-13.