Kronofed-A Kronocaps® (as a combination product containing Chlorpheniramine Maleate and Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride)

Name: Kronofed-A Kronocaps® (as a combination product containing Chlorpheniramine Maleate and Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride)

Other uses for this medicine

This medication is sometimes prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

What special precautions should I follow?

Before taking chlorpheniramine,

  • tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to chlorpheniramine, any other medications, or any of the ingredients in the chlorpheniramine product you plan to use. Check the package label for a list of the ingredients.
  • tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking or plan to take. Be sure to mention any of the following: other medications for colds, hay fever, or allergies; medications for anxiety, depression, or seizures; muscle relaxants; narcotic medications for pain; sedatives; sleeping pills; and tranquilizers.
  • tell your doctor if you have or have ever had asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, or other types of lung disease; glaucoma (a condition in which increased pressure in the eye can lead to gradual loss of vision); ulcers; diabetes; difficulty urinating (due to an enlarged prostate gland); heart disease; high blood pressure; seizures; or an overactive thyroid gland.
  • tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while taking chlorpheniramine, call your doctor.
  • if you are having surgery, including dental surgery, tell the doctor or dentist that you are taking chlorpheniramine.
  • you should know that this medication may make you drowsy. Do not drive a car or operate machinery until you know how this medication affects you.
  • ask your doctor about the safe use of alcohol while you are taking chlorpheniramine. Alcohol can make the side effects of chlorpheniramine worse.

What should I do if I forget a dose?

Chlorpheniramine is usually taken as needed. If your doctor has told you to take chlorpheniramine regularly, take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.

What side effects can this medication cause?

Chlorpheniramine may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:

  • drowsiness
  • dry mouth, nose, and throat
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • loss of appetite
  • constipation
  • headache
  • increased chest congestion

Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately:

  • vision problems
  • difficulty urinating

If you experience a serious side effect, you or your doctor may send a report to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program online (http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch) or by phone (1-800-332-1088).

What other information should I know?

Ask your pharmacist any questions you have about chlorpheniramine.

It is important for you to keep a written list of all of the prescription and nonprescription (over-the-counter) medicines you are taking, as well as any products such as vitamins, minerals, or other dietary supplements. You should bring this list with you each time you visit a doctor or if you are admitted to a hospital. It is also important information to carry with you in case of emergencies.

Brand names of combination products

  • Actifed® Cold and Allergy (containing Chlorpheniramine Maleate and Phenylephrine Hydrochloride)
  • Actifed® Cold and Sinus (containing Chlorpheniramine Maleate, Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride, and Acetaminophen)
  • Ah-Chew® (containing Chlorpheniramine Maleate, Methscopolamine Nitrate, and Phenylephrine Hydrochloride)
  • Alka-Seltzer Plus® Cold Medicine Liqui-Gels® (containing Chlorpheniramine Maleate, Acetaminophen, and Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride)
  • Allerest® Maximum Strength (containing Chlorpheniramine Maleate and Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride)
  • Atrohist® Pediatric (containing Chlorpheniramine Maleate and Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride)
  • Brexin® L.A. (containing Chlorpheniramine Maleate and Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride)
  • Chlordrine® S.R. (containing Chlorpheniramine Maleate and Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride)
  • Chlor-Phed® Timecelles® (containing Chlorpheniramine Maleate and Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride)
  • Chlor-Trimeton® 12 Hour Allergy Decongestant (containing Chlorpheniramine Maleate and Pseudoephedrine Sulfate)
  • Chlor-Trimeton® 4 Hour Allergy Decongestant (containing Chlorpheniramine Maleate and Pseudoephedrine Sulfate)
  • Comhist® (containing Chlorpheniramine Maleate, Phenylephrine Hydrochloride, and Phenyltoloxamine Citrate)
  • Comtrex® Allergy-Sinus Maximum Strength Tablets (containing Chlorpheniramine Maleate, Acetaminophen, and Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride)
  • Coricidin® HBP® Cold & Flu (containing Chlorpheniramine Maleate and Acetaminophen)
  • D.A. Chewable® (containing Chlorpheniramine Maleate, Methscopolamine Nitrate, and Phenylephrine Hydrochloride)
  • D.A. II® (containing Chlorpheniramine Maleate, Methscopolamine Nitrate, and Phenylephrine Hydrochloride)
  • Dallergy® (containing Chlorpheniramine Maleate, Methscopolamine Nitrate, and Phenylephrine Hydrochloride)
  • Dallergy® Caplets® (containing Chlorpheniramine Maleate, Methscopolamine Nitrate, and Phenylephrine Hydrochloride)
  • Dallergy® Syrup (containing Chlorpheniramine Maleate, Methscopolamine Nitrate, and Phenylephrine Hydrochloride)
  • Deconamine® (containing Chlorpheniramine Maleate and Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride)
  • Deconamine® SR (containing Chlorpheniramine Maleate and Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride)
  • Deconamine® Syrup (containing Chlorpheniramine Maleate and Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride)
  • Dristan® Cold (containing Chlorpheniramine Maleate, Acetaminophen, and Phenylephrine Hydrochloride)
  • Dura-Vent® DA (containing Chlorpheniramine Maleate, Methscopolamine Nitrate, and Phenylephrine Hydrochloride)
  • EX-Histine® Syrup (containing Chlorpheniramine Maleate, Methscopolamine Nitrate, and Phenylephrine Hydrochloride)
  • Extendryl® (containing Chlorpheniramine Maleate, Methscopolamine Nitrate, and Phenylephrine Hydrochloride)
  • Extendryl® Jr. (containing Chlorpheniramine Maleate, Methscopolamine Nitrate, and Phenylephrine Hydrochloride)
  • Extendryl® Sr. (containing Chlorpheniramine Maleate, Methscopolamine Nitrate, and Phenylephrine Hydrochloride)
  • Extendryl® Syrup (containing Chlorpheniramine Maleate, Methscopolamine Nitrate, and Phenylephrine Hydrochloride)
  • Flu-Relief® Caplets® (containing Chlorpheniramine Maleate, Acetaminophen, and Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride)
  • Histalet® Syrup (containing Chlorpheniramine Maleate and Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride)
  • Kolephrin® Caplets® (containing Chlorpheniramine Maleate, Acetaminophen, and Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride)
  • Kronofed-A® Kronocaps® (containing Chlorpheniramine Maleate and Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride)
  • Kronofed-A-Jr.® Kronocaps® (containing Chlorpheniramine Maleate and Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride)
  • Mescolor® (containing Chlorpheniramine Maleate, Methscopolamine Nitrate, and Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride)
  • ND Clear® (containing Chlorpheniramine Maleate and Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride)
  • ND-Gesic® (containing Chlorpheniramine Maleate, Acetaminophen, Phenylephrine Hydrochloride, and Pyrilamine Maleate)
  • Novahistine® Elixir (containing Chlorpheniramine Maleate and Phenylephrine Hydrochloride)
  • Omnihist® LA (containing Chlorpheniramine Maleate, Methscopolamine Nitrate, and Phenylephrine Hydrochloride)
  • Polaramine® Expectorant (containing Dexchlorpheniramine Maleate, Guaifenesin, and Pseudoephedrine Sulfate)
  • Protid® (containing Chlorpheniramine Maleate, Acetaminophen, and Phenylephrine Hydrochloride)
  • Rescon® (containing Chlorpheniramine Maleate and Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride)
  • Rescon® JR (containing Chlorpheniramine Maleate and Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride)
  • Rescon®-ED (containing Chlorpheniramine Maleate and Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride)
  • Rhinatate® (containing Chlorpheniramine Tannate, Phenylephrine Tannate, and Pyrilamine Tannate)
  • R-Tannate® (containing Chlorpheniramine Tannate, Phenylephrine Tannate, and Pyrilamine Tannate)
  • R-Tannate® Pediatric (containing Chlorpheniramine Tannate, Phenylephrine Tannate, and Pyrilamine Tannate)
  • Ryna® (containing Chlorpheniramine Maleate and Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride)
  • Rynatan® (containing Chlorpheniramine Tannate, Phenylephrine Tannate, and Pyrilamine Tannate)
  • Rynatan® Pediatric (containing Chlorpheniramine Tannate, Phenylephrine Tannate, and Pyrilamine Tannate)
  • Rynatan®-S Pediatric (containing Chlorpheniramine Tannate, Phenylephrine Tannate, and Pyrilamine Tannate)
  • Sinarest® (containing Chlorpheniramine Maleate, Acetaminophen, and Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride)
  • Sinarest® Extra Strength Caplets® (containing Chlorpheniramine Maleate, Acetaminophen, and Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride)
  • Sine-Off® Sinus Medicine Caplets® (containing Chlorpheniramine Maleate, Acetaminophen, and Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride)
  • Singlet® Caplets® (containing Chlorpheniramine Maleate, Acetaminophen, and Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride)
  • Sinutab® Sinus Allergy Maximum Strength Caplets® (containing Chlorpheniramine Maleate, Acetaminophen, and Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride)
  • Sinutab® Sinus Allergy Maximum Strength Tablets (containing Chlorpheniramine Maleate, Acetaminophen, and Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride)
  • Sudafed® Cold & Allergy (containing Chlorpheniramine Maleate and Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride)
  • Tanafed® (containing Chlorpheniramine Tannate and Pseudoephedrine Tannate)
  • Tanoral® Pediatric (containing Chlorpheniramine Tannate, Phenylephrine Tannate, and Pyrilamine Tannate)
  • Tanoral®-S Pediatric (containing Chlorpheniramine Tannate, Phenylephrine Tannate, and Pyrilamine Tannate)
  • TheraFlu® Flu and Cold Medicine (containing Chlorpheniramine Maleate, Acetaminophen, and Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride)
  • TheraFlu® Flu and Cold Medicine for Sore Throat Maximum Strength (containing Chlorpheniramine Maleate, Acetaminophen, and Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride)
  • Triaminic® Cold & Allergy Softchews® (containing Chlorpheniramine Maleate and Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride)
  • Triotann® (containing Chlorpheniramine Tannate, Phenylephrine Tannate, and Pyrilamine Tannate)
  • Triotann® Pediatric (containing Chlorpheniramine Tannate, Phenylephrine Tannate, and Pyrilamine Tannate)
  • Triotann®-S Pediatric (containing Chlorpheniramine Tannate, Phenylephrine Tannate, and Pyrilamine Tannate)
  • Triple Tannate® Pediatric Suspension (containing Chlorpheniramine Tannate, Phenylephrine Tannate, and Pyrilamine Tannate)
  • Tussi-12® (containing Chlorpheniramine Tannate, Carbetapentane Tannate, and Phenylephrine Tannate)
  • Tylenol® Allergy Sinus Maximum Strength Caplets® (containing Chlorpheniramine Maleate, Acetaminophen, and Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride)
  • Tylenol® Allergy Sinus Maximum Strength Gelcaps® (containing Chlorpheniramine Maleate, Acetaminophen, and Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride)
  • Tylenol® Allergy Sinus Maximum Strength Geltabs® (containing Chlorpheniramine Maleate, Acetaminophen, and Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride)
  • Tylenol® Cold Multi-Symptom Children's (containing Chlorpheniramine Maleate, Acetaminophen, and Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride)
  • Vanex® Forte-R (containing Chlorpheniramine Maleate, Methscopolamine Nitrate, and Phenylephrine Hydrochloride)
  • Vituz ® (containing Chlorpheniramine, Hydrocodone)
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