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Phenylpropanolamine is a nasal decongestant used for stuffy nose and sinus relief which are caused by common cold or seasonal nasal allergies. Phenylpropanolamine uses also include sinusitis and bronchitis treatment as it can relieve the symptoms associated with the conditions. Dexchlorpheniramine is used to treat symptoms of upper respiratory tract infections, allergies due to insects and pets, and hay fever. The symptoms include sinus congestion, sneezing, runny nose, burning sensation, and watery eyes.
How does the drug work?
Phenylpropanolamine constricts the blood vessels by stimulating the receptors on them. This relieves nasal congestion by decreasing the flow of blood in the blood vessels of the nose. Dexchlorpheniramine is an antihistamine. It blocks the release of histamine, an inflammatory mediator that is responsible for the symptoms of an allergic reaction.
What are the common side effect?
The most common phenylpropanolamine side effects include nausea, dizziness, shortness of breath, difficulty in urination, facial swelling, headache, high blood pressure, loss of appetite, rash, restlessness, and irregularity in heart rate. The common side effects of dexchlorpheniramine are blurred vision, headache, nausea, dizziness, dry mouth, fatigue, drowsiness, difficulty urinating, and loss of appetite.
Important Information for use
• People with bone marrow depression should not use Zepcar CR medicine.
• Avoid the Zepcar CR drug if an allergic reaction was seen with an earlier use of carbamazepine.
• Do not take any other antidepressant drugs along with Carbafen tablet. If a MAO-inhibitor drug was used in the past 14 days, then do not take Zepcar CR.
• Call the doctor immediately in the case of skin rash, unusual weakness, bleeding and fever. This is because of the chances of Carbafen side effects such as life-threatening skin rash.
• Continue the Zepcar CR medication for the full length prescribed by the doctor.
• Pregnant women should not start or stop using Zepcar CR unless instructed by the doctor.
• Don’t get exposed to sunlight due to the risk of sunburn with Zepcar CR.
• Do not take grapefruit juice while using Zepcar CR.
1. Is phenylpropanolamine safe for older adults? Older adults with conditions such as high blood pressure and irregular heart rate should avoid phenylpropanolamine as it worsens the condition. Before taking the tablet consult your doctor.
2. Does phenylpropanolamine cause drowsiness? No. phenylpropanolamine does not cause drowsiness but when taken in combination with other drugs such as levocetirizine, it can cause sedation.
3. Is pseudoephedrine similar to phenylpropanolamine in usage? Yes, both the drugs are used as nasal decongestants that relieve a stuffy nose.
4. Is phenylpropanolamine available over the counter? Yes, but phenylpropanolamine is banned in few countries.
5. Can I use phenylpropanolamine for my child for sinus relief? phenylpropanolamine is not indicated for use in children.
6. What is the oral phenylpropanolamine dosage for treating nasal congestion? About 10-20 mg of phenylpropanolamine should be taken by mouth for every 4 hours to relieve nasal congestion. Dexchlorpheniramine:
1. Can dexchlorpheniramine tablet be crushed? No. You should swallow the dexchlorpheniramine tablet as whole as it is formulated for slow release of the medication.
2. Can I use alprazolam while taking dexchlorpheniramine? Use of alprazolam, a sedative, along with dexchlorpheniramine can prolong sedation. So, consult your doctor before taking these two drugs.
3. Can I take dexchlorpheniramine while breastfeeding? Antihistamines are teratogenic. Therefore, avoid taking dexchlorpheniramine during breastfeeding.
4. Can I take tramadol with dexchlorpheniramine? No. Use of tramadol with dexchlorpheniramine worsens the side effects such as drowsiness and nausea. It may also impair motor coordination in elderly patients.
5. Is dexchlorpheniramine available over-the-counter? No, dexchlorpheniramine is a prescription drug.