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CHLORPHENAMINE MALEATE 2MG/5ML ORAL SOLUTION

Active substance(s): CHLORPHENAMINE MALEATE

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PL & Product Name: PL00014/0606 Chlorphenamine Maleate 2mg/5ml Oral Solution
Reason for change: Almus PRAC paracetmol warning & yellow card statement
Internally Approved
Version: 1
Date: 18/01/2016

Chlorphenamine Maleate 2 mg/5 ml
Oral Solution
Hayfever and Allergy Relief
150ml ℮
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PHARMACY MEDICINE

Read all of this carton for full instructions.
What this medicine is for
This medicine contains an antihistamine, which act to relieve itching and redness of the skin
and swelling associated with allergies, insect bites, hayfever and other allergic conditions
including reactions to food and medicines, and year round sneezing and runny nose.

Before you take this medicine
! Warning: May cause drowsiness. If affected do not drive or operate machinery.
Avoid alcoholic drink.

X Do not take:
 If you are having an asthma attack
 If you are allergic to any of the ingredients, or any other antihistamines (you may have had
a rash, difficulty breathing, swollen lips or face after taking them)
 If you are taking monoamine oxidase inhibitors (for depression) or have taken them in
the last 14 days

! Talk to your pharmacist or doctor:









If you have epilepsy, heart or circulatory disease, liver problems
If you have high blood pressure or glaucoma
If you have asthma, bronchitis or bronchiectasis
If you have an overactive thyroid
If you have difficulty passing urine
If you have an obstruction in your intestine
If you have a rare blood disease called porphyria
If you take other medicines
- Other antihistamines, atropine
- Strong painkillers, sleeping tablets
- Tranquilisers, antidepressants, other medicines for mental problems
- Phenytoin (for epilepsy)
 If you are a man with prostate problems
Information about some of the ingredients:
This medicine contains maltitol liquid, which may have a mild laxative effect. If you have
been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars, consult your doctor
before taking this medicine. Each 5ml spoonful contains 1 g maltitol. This provides 2 kcal per
spoonful.

PL & Product Name: PL00014/0606 Chlorphenamine Maleate 2mg/5ml Oral Solution
Reason for change: Almus PRAC paracetmol warning & yellow card statement
Internally Approved
Version: 1
Date: 18/01/2016
This medicine contains small amounts of alcohol (ethanol), less than 100 mg per 5 ml
spoonful.

 How to take this medicine
Check that the seal is not broken before first use. If it is, do not take the medicine.
Age

How much to give

How often to give

Adults and
children of 12
years and over
Children of 6 to
11 years

10 ml

Children of 2 to
5 years

2.5 ml

Children of 12
to 23 months

2.5 ml

Every 4 to 6 hours if you need
to. Don’t take more than 12
spoonfuls in 24 hours.
Every 4 to 6 hours, if you need
to. Don’t take more than 6
spoonfuls in 24 hours.
Every 4 to 6 hours if you need
to. Don’t take more than 6 half
spoonfuls in 24 hours.
Twice a day. Don’t take more
than 2 half spoonfuls in 24
hours.

5 ml

Swallow the medicine.
Do not give to children under 1 year.
If symptoms do not go away within 5 days, talk to your pharmacist or doctor.
! If you take or give too much: Talk to your doctor or go to your nearest hospital casualty
department straight away. Take the medicine and this leaflet with you.

! Possible side effects












Most people will not have problems, but some may get some of these.
Drowsiness (which may make you sleep), dizziness, blurred vision, headaches, fits
Dry mouth, difficulty passing urine, sweating
Skin rash, sensitivity to sunlight, other allergic reactions
Indigestion, stomach pain, loss of appetite
Tremors, muscle pain or weakness, impaired movement or co-ordination, pins and needles
Change in heart rate, palpitations, low blood pressure, ringing in the ears, hair loss
Blood problems such as anaemia, weariness, sleep disturbances, liver problems
Chest pain, thickened bronchial secretions (which may cause a cough or phlegm)
Difficulty concentrating, irritability, depression
Confusion in the elderly
Hyperactivity in children
Very young children and elderly adults may be more likely to get some of these side effects.
If any side effect becomes severe, or you notice any side effect not listed here, please
tell your pharmacist or doctor.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any
possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the

PL & Product Name: PL00014/0606 Chlorphenamine Maleate 2mg/5ml Oral Solution
Reason for change: Almus PRAC paracetmol warning & yellow card statement
Internally Approved
Version: 1
Date: 18/01/2016
Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By reporting side effects you can
help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
Keep all medicines out of the sight and reach of children.
Use by the date on the end flap of the carton.

Active ingredient
Each 5 ml of oral solution contains Chlorphenamine Maleate 2 mg.
Also contains: purified water, glycerol (E422), maltitol liquid (E965), citric acid monohydrate,
sodium benzoate (E211), mint flavour (containing ethanol 0.2 vol %).
PL 00014/0606
Text prepared 01/2016
MA Holder: BCM, Nottingham, NG2 3AA
Manufacturer: BCM Ltd., Nottingham, NG2 3AA
Leaflet prepared January 2016
Almus® is a registered trademark

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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