chlorpheniramine maleate

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chlor·phen·ir·a·mine maleate

 (klôr′fĕn-îr′ə-mēn′)
n.
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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The use of Piriton is controversial and should only be done under the recommendation of a veterinary surgeon as it is not licensed for use in dogs.
On June 28, 2017, after the incident he suffered a serious allergic reaction at William Perkin Church of England High School in Greenford, West London, and school staff administered piriton, an EpiPen and gave him his inhaler.
"Cetirizine works for up to 24 hours and is much less sedating than older antihistamines - such as chlorphenamine (found in Piriton) - so won't make you drowsy, which is one of people's biggest bugbears when it comes to anti-hay fever medication."
found a diet, fruit and oil, hay "Cetirizine works ADVICE Dr Morris for up to 24 hours and is much less sedating than older antihistamines - such as chlorphenamine (found in Piriton) - so won't make you drowsy, which is one of people's biggest bugbears when it comes to anti-hay fever medication."
figure By JUST BRENDA class="MsoNormalThis is not about me but about my neighbour's house help, who gives the baby Piriton so that she does not disturb her.
Fel arfer, mae gen i stoc da o dabledi anthihisthamine cryfion fel Piriton acw (oherwydd y gwenyn mel - dwi'n ymateb yn ddrwg i'w pigiadau nhw), ond allwn i yn fy myw a dod o hyd iddyn nhw.
Natasha at first felt her throat growing itchy and took some piriton.
We should not give piriton or panadol for something that we can cure with amoxyly," he said.
The school had administered two spoons of piriton, an EpiPen (epinephrine) and he was given him his inhaler.