Your veterinarian may instruct you to give your pet Chlorpheniramine when he/she is suffers from certain types of allergies. What is Chlorpheniramine?
This is an antihistamine available as an oral tablet that is used to manage allergy symptoms and atopy in dogs and cats. What are the benefits of Chlorpheniramine?
- Highly effective generic option
- Available without a prescription
- Works well to relieve allergy symptoms including uncomfortable itching
dogs and cats. How is this medication given?
Tablet(s) should be given orally according to your veterinarian’s specific instructions. The dose and frequency of medication is usually based on your pet’s body weight and the severity of his/her symptoms.
Always contact your veterinarian if you do not understand how to use this medication. How does this medication work?
Chlorpheniramine blocks histamine in the body. This helps to decrease the symptoms associated with your pet’s allergies.What results can I expect?
Chlorpheniramine helps to manage the symptoms associated with your pet’s allergies but it will not cure them. Your pet’s allergy symptoms including itching, scratching, and sneezing should decrease and your pet should start to feel better. You should start noticing Improvement within several hours of giving medication. Each dose of medication is short-acting so dosing is usually required more than once a day in order to control symptoms. What form(s) does Chlorpheniramine come in?
oral tabletsGeneric Name:
Chlorpheniramine(Common Drug Name)Common Brand Name:
Aller-chlor Dose and Administration:
Chlorpheniramine is given by mouth as prescribed by your veterinarian. It is okay to give a dose when you remember if you forget to give it on schedule but do not double dose. Always speak with your veterinarian if you are not sure how to use this medication correctly. Uses:
Chlorpheniramine is used to manage symptoms associated with allergies. Possible Side Effects:
Sedation, dry mouth, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, and/or inability to urinate are possible in dogs and cats using this medication. Other side effects may occur. Drug and Food Interactions:
Interactions may occur when this medication is given with some vitamins/supplements, some central nervous system (CNS) depressant drugs (ex.barbiturates), antidepressants, oral anticoagulants (heparin, warfarin), amitraz (Mitaban) or selegiline (Anipryl). Discuss other medications and supplements you are giving your pet with your veterinarian. Precautions:
If your pet is allergic to Chlorpheniramine or similar medications, he/she should not take this medication. If your pet has high blood pressure, hyperthyroidism, glaucoma, an enlarged prostate, severe cardiac disease, obstruction of the urinary bladder, or pyloric obstruction; this medication should be used with caution..
Pregnant or nursing may be able to be given this medication but only as instructed by your veterinarian and only when the benefits outweigh the risks. Use should be avoided in working dogs (military dogs, police dogs, seeing-eye dogs etc.) because sedation is possible.
Chlorpeheniramine should be stopped at least 7 days before skin allergy testing is performed. Storage:
Store in a place out of reach from children and pets at room temperature.