What is Polmon, and what is it used for?

Brand name: Polmon

Generic: dexchlorpheniramine maleate

Polmon (dexchlorpheniramine maleate) oral solution is an antihistamine used to treat allergy symptoms such as sneezing, congestion, runny nose, watery eyes, itching, hives, skin swelling, and rash.

What are the side effects of Polmon?

Common side effects of Polmon include:

Is Polmon addictive?

No information provided

What is the dosage for Polmon?

Dosage should be individualized according to the needs and response of the patient.

  • 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

WARNINGS

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.

Use In The Elderly (approximately 60 years or older)

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Summary

Polmon (dexchlorpheniramine maleate) oral solution is an antihistamine used to treat allergy symptoms such as sneezing, congestion, runny nose, watery eyes, itching, hives, skin swelling, and rash. Common side effects of Polmon include hives, drug rash, anaphylactic shock, skin sensitivity to sunlight, excessive sweating, chills, dry mouth/nose/throat, drowsiness, dizziness, reduced coordination, and others.

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Medically Reviewed on 9/17/2021
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