Dexchlorpheniramine Maleate

1 What is Dexchlorpheniramine Maleate?

Generic: Dexchlorpheniramine Maleate

Brand name:

Dexchlorpheniramine Maleate.

Dexchlorpheniramine Maleate is a drug used in the treatment of perennial and seasonal allergic rhinitis, vasomotor rhinitis, allergic conjunctivitis due to inhalant allergens and foods, allergic skin manifestations of urticaria and angioedema, dermographism and anaphylactic reactions.

This drug is available as an oral solution containing dexchlorpheniramine maleate 2 milligram in 5 milliliter.


You should read the product information leaflet before using this medication. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

This medication should be taken by mouth as instructed by your doctor. Do not crush or chew the drug because it may diminish its effects. This medication should be taken with a full glass of water unless your doctor tells you otherwise. You should swallow the drug whole.

Your dosage is based on your medical condition and the way you will respond to treatment. Take this drug regularly to experience the most benefits. You should also take this drug at the same time each day.

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. Continue to use it as prescribed by your doctor or as stated on the package label.


Dexchlorpheniramine Maleate may interact with medications such as:

  • Antihistamines applied to the skin (such as diphenhydramine cream, ointment, spray)
  • Antispasmodics (atropine, belladonna alkaloids)
  • MAO inhibitors (isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue, moclobemide, phenelzine, procarbazine, rasagiline, selegiline, tranylcypromine)
  • Drugs for Parkinson's disease (anticholinergics such as benztropine, trihexyphenidyl)
  • Scopolamine
  • Tricyclic antidepressants (amitriptyline)
  • Certain antihistamines (diphenhydramine)
  • Anti-seizure drugs (carbamazepine)
  • Medicine for sleep or anxiety (alprazolam, diazepam, zolpidem)
  • Muscle relaxants
  • Narcotic pain relievers (codeine)
  • Psychiatric medicines (chlorpromazine, risperidone, amitriptyline, trazodone)

Side Effects:

There are no side effects known aside from a possible allergic reaction in people who have previous or unknown hypersensitivity to the drug.

Watch out for signs of allergic reactions such as:

  • Rash
  • Itching
  • Swelling


Before taking this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have the following:

  • Allergy to dexchlorpheniramine
  • Breathing problems such as asthma and emphysema
  • A certain eye problem (glaucoma)
  • Heart problems
  • High blood pressure
  • Liver disease
  • Seizures
  • Stomach problems (ulcers, blockage)
  • Overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism)
  • Urination problems (trouble urinating due to enlarged prostate, urinary retention)
  • Pregnancy or lactation