What is Polmon, and what is it used for?
Brand name: Polmon
Generic: dexchlorpheniramine maleate
What are the side effects of Polmon?
Common side effects of Polmon include:
- drug rash,
- anaphylactic shock,
- skin sensitivity to sunlight,
- excessive sweating,
- dry mouth/nose/throat,
- reduced coordination,
- numbness and tingling,
- blurred or double vision,
- spinning sensation (vertigo),
- ringing in the ears (tinnitus),
- upset stomach,
- loss of appetite,
- urinary frequency,
- difficult urination,
- urinary retention,
- tightness of chest and wheezing, and
- stuffy nose
Is Polmon addictive?
No information provided
What is the dosage for Polmon?
Dosage should be individualized according to the needs and response of the
- Adults and Children 12 years of age and older: 2 mg (1 teaspoonful)
- Children 6 to 11 years: 1 mg (½ teaspoonful)
- Children 2 to 5 years: 0.5 mg (1/4 teaspoonful)
Doses are generally given every 4 to 6 hours.
What drugs interact with Polmon?
- MAO inhibitors prolong and intensify the anticholinergic (drying) effects of antihistamines.
Polmon contraindications, and pregnancy and breastfeeding safety
Antihistamines should be used with considerable caution in patients with:
- Narrow angle glaucoma
- Stenosing peptic ulcer
- Pyloroduodenal obstruction
- Symptomatic prostatic hypertrophy
- Bladder neck obstruction
Use In Children
- In infants and children, especially, antihistamines in overdosage may cause hallucinations, convulsions, or death.
- As in adults, antihistamines may diminish mental alertness in children. In the young child, particularly, they may produce excitation.
Use In Pregnancy
- Experience with this drug in pregnant women is inadequate to determine whether there exists a potential for harm to the developing fetus.
Use In Breastfeeding
- There is no information available on the effects of Polmon in women who are breastfeeding or their infants.
Use With CNS Depressants
- Polmon Oral Solution has additive effects with alcohol and other CNS depressants (hypnotics, sedatives, tranquilizers, etc.).
Use In Activities Requiring Mental Alertness
- Patients should be warned about engaging in activities requiring mental alertness such as driving a car or operating appliances, machinery, etc.