[klorfenEARahmeen Pregnancy Category B Syrup Tablets Chewable Tablets

Aller-Chlor, Allergy, Chlo-Amine,

CHLORPROMAZINE

Chlor-Trimeton Allergy 4 Hour, Chlor-Tripolon M (OTC), Extended-release Tablets: Chlor-Trimeton 8 Hour and 12 Hour (OTC), Injectable: Chlorpheniramine maleate (Rx) Classification: Antihistamine, alkyla-mine type

See also Antihistamines. Action/Kinetics: Moderate anticholinergic and low sedative activity. Onset: 15-30 min. tv2: 21-27 hr. Time to peak effect: 6 hr. Duration: 3-6 hr.

Uses: PO: Allergic rhinitis. IM, SC: Allergic reactions to blood and plasma and adjunct to anaphylaxis therapy.

Contraindications: IV or intradermal use. Not recommended for children under 6 years of age. Special Concerns: Geriatric clients may be more sensitive to the adult dose. Parenteral route not recommended for neonates. How Supplied: Capsule, Extended Release: 8 mg, 12 mg; Chew Tablet: 2 mg; Injection: 10 mg/mL; Syrup: 2 mg/5 mL; Tablet: 4 mg; Tablet, Extended Release: 8 mg, 12 mg, 16 mg

Dosage-

• Syrup, Tablets, Chewable Tablets Adults and children over 12 years: 4 mg q 6 hr, not to exceed 24 mg in 24 hr. Pediatric, 6-12 years: 2 mg (break 4-mg tablets in half) q 4-6 hr, not to exceed 12 mg in 24 hr. 2-6 years: 1 mg (1/4 of a 4-mg tablet) q 4-6 hr.

• Extended-Release Tablets Adults and children over 12 years: 8 mg q 8-12 hr or 12 mg q 12 hr, not to exceed 24 mg in 24 hr.

Adults and children over 12 years: 5-40 mg for uncomplicated allergic reactions; 10-20 mg for amelioration of allergic reactions to blood or plasma or to treat anaphylax-is. Maximum dose per 24 hr: 40 mg.

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