Chlorpheniramine maleate can potentially interact with several other medicines (see Drug Interactions With Chlorpheniramine).
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this medication if you have:
- Stomach ulcers
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- An enlarged prostate (also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH)
- Difficulty passing urine
- An overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism)
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Chlorpheniramine and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Chlorpheniramine and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Chlorpheniramine to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
An overdose with chlorpheniramine maleate can cause serious problems. If you happen to take too much of this medication, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Chlorpheniramine Overdose for more information.)