Precautions and Warnings With Chlorpheniramine
There are certain chlorpheniramine warnings and precautions to be aware of before starting the drug. It can worsen stomach ulcers, GERD, glaucoma, or an enlarged prostate; if you have any of these conditions, do not take this medicine without checking with your healthcare provider first. You should also talk to your healthcare provider before taking chlorpheniramine if you have heart disease, asthma, or hyperthyroidism.
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking chlorpheniramine (an active ingredient in Chlor-Trimeton®, Tussionex®, and many other medications) if you have:
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Heart disease
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Alzheimer's disease
- An enlarged prostate (also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH)
- Stomach ulcers
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Difficulty passing urine
- An overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism)
- Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.