chlorpheniramine maleate

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chlor·phen·ir·a·mine maleate

An antihistamine, C20H23ClN2O4, used to relieve the symptoms of upper respiratory allergies or the common cold, such as runny nose and sneezing.

[chlor(o)- + phen(yl) + alteration of (p)yr(idine) + amine.]
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Noun1.chlorpheniramine maleate - an antihistamine (trade names Coricidin and Chlor-Trimeton)
antihistamine - a medicine used to treat allergies and hypersensitive reactions and colds; works by counteracting the effects of histamine on a receptor site
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rofessor Durham says, 'Antihistamines from the chemist, such as Loratidine 10mg (non-drowsy), Cetirizine 10mg (causes occasional drowsiness) and chlorpheniramine, (trade name Piriton, can cause profound drowsiness) are effective for minor symptoms.
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Taking a daily dose of Benadryl, Piriton and Nytol for at least three years can increase the chance of getting Alzheimer's by more than 60 per cent, according to research.
This year at Alder Hey Children's Hospital one person was suspended for stealing codeine and Piriton, used to treat pain and allergies respectively.
Rebecca carries an entire bag around with her which contains Finlay's two EpiPens, his asthma pump and a bottle of Piriton.
Piriton, Poligrip, Ribena, Sensodyne, Solpadeine, Zantac and Zovirax) from 2004 to 2010 and also spent six years as President of GSK's Consumer Healthcare business in North America.
These include warfarin, used for heart disease, the painkiller codeine, Piriton allergy tablets, the antidepressant Seroxat and the sleeping pill Nytol.
Ten minutes and pounds 54 later, we were the proud owners of a tiny bottle of Piriton tablets.
Current products include the P-medicines of Allercalm, Hayleve, Piriton, Pollonase Antihistamine Tablets (chlorphenamine), Tavegil (clemastine), Benadryl Allergy Relief (acrivastine), Zirtek and Piriteze Allergy Tablets (cetirizine), plus the P / GSL drug Clarityn Allergy (loratidine).
We are now only two more cool baths, a dose of Piriton and a quart of after-sun away from normality.
Despite both patients reacting badly to being infused with the drug on the same evening in July 2007, nurses re-started treatment after a short break and a Piriton allergy tablet, a jury of seven people sitting with Coroner Aidan Cotter was told yesterday.