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How to read an over-the-counter drug label
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Active ingredient (in each tablet) Purpose
Chlorpheniramin maleate 2 mg .........Antihistamine
Uses temporarily relieves these symptoms due to hay fever or other upper respiratory allerigies:
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Ask a doctor before use if you have
- a breathing problem such as emphysema or chronic bronchitis
- trouble urinating due to an enlarged prostate gland
Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are taking tranquilizers or sedatives
When using this product
- you may get drowsy • avoid alcoholic drinks
- alcohol, sedatives, and tranquilizers may increase drowsiness
- be careful when driving a motor vehicle or operating machinery
- excitability may occur, especially in children
If pregnant or breastfeeding, ask a health professional before use.
Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.
adults and children 12 years and over
take 2 tablets every 4 to 6 hours; not more than 12 tablets in 24 hours
children 6 years to under 12 years
take 1 tablet every 4 to 6 hours; not more than 6 tablets in 24 hours
children under 6 years
ask a doctor
Other information store at 20-25° C (68-77° F)
- protect from excessive moisture
Inactive ingredients D&C yellow no. 10, lactose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, pregelatinized starch
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Therapeutic substance in drug
Symptoms or diseases the drug treats
When to not to use this drug, when to stop taking it, when to see a doctor, and possible side effects
Read carefully: how much to take, how often to take it, and when to stop taking it
More information on how to store the drug
Things in the drug, such as colors or flavorings
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Content last updated August 12, 2010.
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