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Polmon Side Effects

Generic name: dexchlorpheniramine

Note: This document contains side effect information about dexchlorpheniramine. Some dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Polmon.

Applies to dexchlorpheniramine: compounding powder, oral syrup, oral tablet, oral tablet extended release.


Gastrointestinal side effects have included dryness of mouth and throat, epigastric distress, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and constipation.[Ref]


Genitourinary side effects have included urinary frequency, difficult urination, urinary frequency, and early menses.[Ref]


Hypersensitivity reactions have included drug rash, anaphylactic shock, and photosensitivity.[Ref]


Dermatologic side effects have included urticaria.[Ref]


General side effects have included excessive perspiration, chills, and dryness of nose.[Ref]


Hematologic side effects have included hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, and agranulocytosis.[Ref]

Nervous system

Nervous system side effects have included sedation, sleepiness, dizziness, disturbed coordination, fatigue, confusion, restlessness, excitation, nervousness, tremor, irritability, insomnia, euphoria, paresthesias, hysteria, neuritis, and convulsions.[Ref]


Ocular side effects have included blurred vision and diplopia.[Ref]


Otic side effects have included vertigo, tinnitus, and acute labyrinthitis.[Ref]


Respiratory side effects have included thickening of bronchial secretions, tightness of chest, wheezing, and nasal stiffness.[Ref]

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1. "Product Information. Polaramine (dexchlorpheniramine)." Schering-Plough Corporation (2006):

2. Theunissen EL, Vermeeren A, Ramaekers JG "Repeated-dose effects of mequitazine, cetirizine and dexchlorpheniramine on driving and psychomotor performance." Br J Clin Pharmacol 61 (2006): 79-86

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Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.