Loratadine and Chlorpheniramine maleate

allergy medication

Can you use loratadine and chlorpheniramine maleate together?  Maybe, you just need to understand the potential risks.

Loratadine is a once a day, non-drowsy antihistamine or allergy medicine.  It is recommended that adults use one 10mg dose every 24 hours.

Chlorpheniramine maleate is an older allergy medication.  The usual adult dosage is 4mg every four to six hours, with a maximum dosage of six 4mg tablets per day.

So, what happens if you use both together?  It will increase the risk of side effects of both.  The adverse effects one would watch for would be: low blood pressure, racing heart, dry mouth, blurred vision and difficulty urinating.

The risk of problems using both medications does seem low for most people.  However, be sure to talk with your doctor or pharmacist before using them.  And, remember Chlorpheniramine is not recommended for people with certain types of glaucoma, people with prostate or bladder problems or those taking an MAOI.

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