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Chlorpheniramine (OTC)

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Chlorpheniramine Antihistamine for Pets

What is clorpheniramine?

Chlorpheniramine is in the class called antihistamines and is commonly used for allergies, itching, and as a sedative. It is commonly used in cats, dogs, and ferrets. No veterinary product is available that contains just clorpheniramine, thus the human product is dispensed. Some chlorpheniramine products are prescription, but the products sold by VetRxDirect are all over the counter.

When should clorpheniramine be avoided?

Chlorpheniramine shouldn’t be used in pets with closed angle glaucoma, BPH, hyperthyroidism, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and COPD if they have mucous secretions, unless directed to use it by your pet's veterinarian.

What side effects does clorpheniramine cause?

Clorpheniramine can cause your pet to be sleepy, have a dry mouth, and urinate less frequently.

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  • Q:

    Is this 12 hour
    Asked on 11/23/2014 by Mar527 from WAYNE,NJ

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    • A:

      The only 12 hour Chlorpheniramine is the 12mg strength. The 4mg strength is 4 hours.

      Thank you,
      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 11/25/2014 by VetRxDirect from VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    I have a tabby that is overweight, aprrox. 7 yrs. The vet charged me over 300 plus a script for 20 pills of Chlorpheniramine, Any suggestions? My cat throws up the pills, Do you have a liquid form/suggestions?
    Asked on 10/11/2014 by Kim2014 from SC, United States

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    • A:

      Chlorpheniramine, which is commonly used in cats to prevent allergic reactions and to treat pruritus (itchiness), is available as 4mg and 8mg tablets, 2mg chewable tablets, and a 2mg/5ml syrup (Aller-ChlorⓇ, OTC) and 4mg/5ml suspension (Pediox-SⓇ, Rx only). To have the formulation of the product changed, you should first speak with your cat’s veterinarian, he or she will need to write a new prescription or will recommend an available over-the-counter product which may be less expensive. Depending on the dose prescribed, you can also speak with your pet’s veterinarian about the possibility of splitting tablets (that are not extended release) to obtain the appropriate dose. Vomiting can potentially be a side-effect of chlorpheniramine, you should discuss this possibility with the veterinarian as well.

      Thank you,
      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 10/21/2014 by VetRxDirect from VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    How many 4 mg tabs can I give my 60 lb lab?
    Asked on 9/30/2014 by Kay01

    1 answer

    • A:

      The dosage of chlorpheniramine can differ based upon your pet’s indication for use (sedation, itchiness, or allergies).The optimal frequency of administration and the strength used is also based upon symptom resolution. Adverse effects of this medication include sedation, dry mouth or eyes, decreased frequency of urination, and diarrhea. We recommend speaking with your dog’s veterinarian first to determine the correct indication for use and most appropriate dose of chlorpheniramine. The veterinarian can also properly weigh your pet for accurate dosing.

      Thank you,
      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 10/21/2014 by VetRxDirect from VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    Why did they quit making the 12mg?
    Asked on 7/10/2014 by antny from Charlotte, NC, United States

    1 answer

    • A:

      It looks like there is one manufacturer that does still make the 12mg strength, however VetRxDirect no longer carries that strength. We suggest contacting a local pharmacy to see if they may carry it.

      Thank you,
      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 7/15/2014 by VetRxDirect from VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    What is the daily dosage for a dog 35 lbs? Can this be taken "as needed" or does it need to be taken continuously to be effective?
    Asked on 5/11/2014 by mkay2540 from Mpls, MN US

    1 answer

    • A:

      Chlorpheniramine is an antihistamine that has a variety of indications of use for dogs. It’s commonly used for mild sedation and itching and is typically given two to three times daily. The dosing will vary depending on the type and severity of disease or symptoms your dog is experiencing. Contact your dog’s veterinarian for specific recommendations as it pertains your pet.

      Thank you,
      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 5/13/2014 by VetRxDirect from VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    what is all in the pill.
    Asked on 10/21/2013 by Chrystal

    1 answer

    • A:

      Chrystal,

      The active ingredient in both the 4mg tablet and the 12mg extended-release tablet is chlorpheniramine maleate, an antihistamine.

      The inactive ingredients in the 4mg tablet are anhydrous lactose, collodial silicon dioxide, croscarmellose sodium, D&C yellow #10 aluminum lake, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, and stearic acid.

      The active ingredients in the 12mg tablet are calcium sulfate, carnauba wax, colloidal silicon dioxide, confectioner’s sugar, D&C yellow No. 10 aluminum lake, FD&C blue No. 2/indigo carmine aluminum lake, FD&C yellow No. 6, gelatin, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, methacrylic acid copolymer, methyl parahydroxybenzoate, microcrystalline cellulose, pharmaceutical ink, polysorbate 80, povidone, propyl parahydroxybenzoate, propylene glycol, sodium benzoate, sodium lauryl sulphate, sucrose, talc, titanium dioxide, and triethyl citrate.

       

      Thank you,

      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 10/21/2013 by VetRxDirect
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I always have a great experience when ordering from you. Fast service too!

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I bought these allergy relief pills for my wife's bladder control issue. She first used them for this per doctor recommendation. These pills are identical to those found in the drug stores but at less than half the price.

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I have a blue nose pit who is allergic to everything under the sun. This works 20 times better then Benadryl.

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