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User Reviews for Chlorpheniramine to treat Allergic Rhinitis

Also known as: Chlor-Trimeton, Allergy Relief, Chlorphen, Topco Allergy, ChlorTan, Ricobid H, Aller-Chlor, Ed ChlorPed, Ed-Chlortan, Teldrin HBP Allergy, C.P.M., Chlor-Mal, Chlo-Amine, Chlor-Trimeton Allergy SR, Chlorpheniramine (Allergy), Wal-finate Ed Chlor-Tan Allergy Time Ed Chlor Ped Jr. Chlor-Phenit …show all brand names

Chlorpheniramine has an average rating of 9.2 out of 10 from a total of 18 ratings for the treatment of Allergic Rhinitis. 94% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 0% reported a negative effect.

Chlorpheniramine Rating Summary

9.2/10 average rating

18 ratings from 18 user reviews.

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Reviews for Chlorpheniramine

Hans Lidinowski · Taken for 2 to 5 years October 21, 2019

Chlor-Trimeton (chlorpheniramine): “I take diphenhydramine, cetirizine, and the 4 hour version of chlorpheniramine at bedtime every night of the year whether I have symptoms or not which is the only combination I have found that will keep me clear enough to live a normal routine without many allergy symptoms. I only take the "Chlor Tabs" at 4 hour intervals during the day if I am still experiencing allergy symptoms which include sneezing, coughing, ear discomfort, tinitis, dizziness and vomiting (From the dizziness). I can't live without these chlorpheniramine every 4 hours without vomiting from the nausea.”

10 / 10
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Joãozinho December 7, 2014

Chlor-Trimeton (chlorpheniramine): “Have used Chlor-Trimeton for many years, 4 mg twice a day, to control allergic reactions to pollen. After trying all other OTC antihistamines, Chlor-Trimeton does the job best, and it's a single-ingredient medicine (not a combination of unnecessary ingredients).”

10 / 10
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Anonymous NYC · Taken for 10 years or more March 27, 2016

Chlor-Trimeton (chlorpheniramine): “Have returned repeatedly to Chlortrimeton after taking Zyrtec or Claritin off and on. I get relief for hayfever symptoms without drowsiness and cost is lower. I feel sleepy on the other two meds and the 24 hour dose is not consistent over that period of time. My hayfever is not a severe case with running nose, itchy eyes, and sneezing from Mid-March to May seemingly getting less with age. I'm 69. Have tried the 12 hour dose and find it works consistently for me but prefer the 4 hour tablet.”

9 / 10
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ehsan372 · Taken for less than 1 month March 11, 2017

“Hi .Chlorpheniramine is very effective drug. I tried all the antihistamine and medicines like cetrizine , loratdine , fexofenafine etc. I spent a lot of money but just chlorpheniramine work for me and chlorpheniramine is very cheap!!A few minutes after taking this , I get complete relief and my allergies have gone especially eye allergy. chlorpheniramine has 2 side effects for me: 1-make me very sleepy 2-need take this each 4 hours.at least 4 times in day.”

10 / 10
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BTM1 February 13, 2012

Chlor-Trimeton (chlorpheniramine): “I occasionally get severe sneezing attacks, cause unknown. They start as a feeling like something tickling my nose followed by a deep intake of breath and a powerful (mostly dry) sneeze. This then repeats about every 20 seconds for several minutes, when it stops, leaving me exhausted and with teary eyes and a runny nose. I found that swallowing a short-acting chlorpheniramine maleate tablet at the first sign, or in between sneezes, is effective at immediately stopping the attack, with no noticeable side effects. I have other chronic health conditions for which I take prescription medications; long term use of antihistamines for me is not recommended.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous October 2, 2011

“Thank you chlorpheniramine! After 4 years of daily suffering with the mysterious 'chronic phlegmitis' that no doctor or internet forum could answer, I found this by accident and to date has been the only thing to positively affect and practically halt the terrible constant post nasal drip. No other antihistamines or steroid sprays or mucolytics or decongestants touched it. And it has the added bonus of potentiating my pain medicine for chronic pain. So I thought I was in heaven one day to find less pain and the post nasal drip decreased.”

9 / 10
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Anonymous August 26, 2008

Chlor-Trimeton (chlorpheniramine): “While it makes me drowsy, gives me dry mouth and can make my scalp tingle/itch it is the only antihistamine that works for my severe hay fever. The 4 hour pills work most of the time and when my symptoms are really bad the 8 or 12 hour ones make my life normal.”

10 / 10
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JJ · Taken for less than 1 month September 12, 2019

Chlor-Trimeton (chlorpheniramine): “I tried this (generic)... normal dose... and it really knocked me for a loop... I could barely get out of bed... alarming! Judging from the ratings. It must work great for others. I AM very sensitive to all drugs and Benedryl works great for me, so not sure why I had such a weird trip on this one.”

7 / 10
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"Roger" May 14, 2010

Chlorpheniramine (Allergy) (chlorpheniramine): “Although an off-label use, I find this drug to be an excellent sleep aid. It is relatively short acting and may be appropriate for middle of the night awakenings. It is very important, however, to get your doctor's clearance before such use. There are some drugs that interact with chlorpheniramine. It is especially important not to combine chlorpheniramine or any similar drug, including drugs for motion sickness, such as Dramamine or Meclizine. Patients with eye pressure issues (glaucoma) should also either avoid and/or discuss with a doctor before using it.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous September 8, 2008

Chlor-Trimeton (chlorpheniramine): “I have had severe hayfever since childhood and this is one of the few antihistamines that work for all of my symptoms without making me overly drowsy. I'm just sad that they only sell 4 hour pills otc now. I'll have to switch to something else.”

9 / 10
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Danomorr January 27, 2010

“I have used this medicine since grade school for allergy and hay fever (dust, mold, pollen, etc) and find it is really big on effect and its side effect, drowsiness, doesn't seem to bother me. This said, others that I have recommended it to say its like a tranquilizer. For taming allergic conditions, this is great - second only to diphenhydramine in effectiveness for an OTC. Diphenhydramine, however, has a much stronger drowsiness side effect for me. The best news is that this is cheap! Around $4 for 100 4mg tab doses.”

9 / 10
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Keith · Taken for 1 to 2 years September 11, 2019

“Taken in the evening is best. This medicine is sedating just like Benadryl, but not as sedating. Does not have near the sedating hangover the next day that Benadryl does. A better and effective antihistamine than most. I take the combo tablet that includes this med plus decongestant. This combo along with Advil helps with sinus headache, too.”

8 / 10
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Anonymous May 24, 2011

“I love this allergy medicine! It works like a charm, and it rarely makes me sleepy, unlike Benadryl. Once in a while it's not effective, but this doesn't happen often. I agree with previous reviewers- it's sometimes hard to find on the shelf.”

8 / 10
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gertie · Taken for 10 years or more July 10, 2021

“These little yellow pills work for regular seasonal allergies better than any other. I take only if needed and seldom more than 1 in a 24 hour period. They have never made me sleepy, but I usually take at least 2 Anacins every day---headache. I gave my teenage grand daughter one, and they work better for her than prescription meds, but my daughter flipped out when she took one and it made her very sleepy. I have been ordered to never give her children, my precious grandchildren , ANYTHING.”

10 / 10
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jonryan April 11, 2009

Chlor-Trimeton (chlorpheniramine): “This is one of 2 antihistamines that works for me. This is the one that does not make me sleepy.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous July 26, 2011

Wal-finate (chlorpheniramine): “I give this to my German Shepherds for food and environmental allergies. It works better than most, and doesn't make them sleepy like Benadryl. Highly recommended! I've used myself for hay fever.”

9 / 10
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stevieg15 · Taken for less than 1 month May 5, 2021

Chlor-Trimeton (chlorpheniramine): “I took this once for a really bad allergy attack. I fell asleep for about 12 hours during which I had the most psychedelic experience of my life. Wasn't necessarily bad, but whoa, really trippy!”

8 / 10
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Henry · Taken for less than 1 month March 9, 2021

“I absolutely hate when I am in periods of unstoppable sneezing. Chlorphenirmine is a good choice for allergic rhinitis / sneezing crises. And also give you some good sleep.”

9 / 10
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