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LLOYDSPHARMACY ALLERGY RELIEF SYRUP

Active substance(s): CHLORPHENAMINE MALEATE

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Children aged 1-2 years: Give half a spoonful (2.5 ml) twice daily (maximum
daily dose is 5 ml). The minimum interval between the doses should be 4 hours.
Children under 1 year: Not recommended.
Do not take more than the recommended dose. If symptoms persist consult your doctor.

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets
them. Children and older people are more prone to side effects.

Elderly: You may need to take a lower daily dose as elderly people are more likely
to experience side effects including confusion. We recommend that you take no more
than 12 mg in any 24 hour period.

• The most common side effect is drowsiness. This drowsiness can be helpful if
symptoms are particularly troublesome at night.

If you forget to take Chlorphenamine Elixir
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If the next dose is due
within 2 hours take a single dose now and skip the next.
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your
doctor or pharmacist.

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PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER
Chlorphenamine Maleate
Sugar free

What is in this leaflet
1. What Chlorphenamine Elixir is and what it is used for
2. What you need to know before you take Chlorphenamine Elixir
3. How to take Chlorphenamine Elixir

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150 ml

Sugar Free

For relief of hayfever, itchiness, skin allergies and allergic rhinitis.
Oral use. Read the package leaflet before use. Store below 25°C, protected from light.
Keep out of the sight and reach of children. Each 5 ml contains Chlorphenamine maleate 2 mg.
Also contains maltitol solution and E211.
Dosage instructions: Adults and children over 12 years: Two spoonfuls (10 ml) every 4 - 6 hours.
Children 6 - 12 years: One spoonful (5 ml) every 4 - 6 hours.
Children 2 - 6 years: Half a spoonful (2.5 ml) every 4 - 6 hours.
Children 1 - 2 years: Half a spoonful (2.5 ml) twice a day.
Children up to one year: not recommended.
Elderly: Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine as you may need to
take a lower daily dose.
DO NOT EXCEED RECOMMENDED DOSES. If symptoms persist consult your doctor.
Warning: May cause drowsiness. If affected do not drive or operate
machinery. Avoid alcoholic drinks.
23LL04641PW
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Base Label

PL 04416/0368 Sandoz Ltd, Frimley Business Park,
Frimley, Camberley, Surrey, GU16 7SR.

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Chlorphenamine Maleate

Do not take Chlorphenamine Elixir
• If you are allergic to chlorphenamine maleate, antihistamines or any other
ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6).
• If you are taking, or have taken, any medicines known as monoamine oxidase
inhibitors (MAOIs) within the last 14 days.
• If you are taking other medicines containing antihistamines, including products for
colds and coughs.
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Chlorphenamine Elixir if you have any
of the following conditions:
• epilepsy
• glaucoma (raised pressure within the eyeball)
• very high blood pressure
• heart or liver problems
• enlarged prostate
• breathing difficulties (including asthma and bronchitis).

chlorphenamine elixir
#2 mg/#5 ml

150 ml

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PL 04416/0368 Sandoz Ltd, Frimley Business Park,
Frimley, Camberley, Surrey, GU16 7SR.

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Chlorphenamine Elixir 2 mg/5 ml

Warning: May cause drowsiness. If affected do not drive or operate
machinery. Avoid alcoholic drinks.

This leaflet was last revised in 10/2014.

2. What you need to know before you take Chlorphenamine Elixir

Chlorphenamine maleate, is used to treat allergic symptoms of hayfever and other
allergies. The active ingredient is chlorphenamine maleate, an antihistamine, that can be
used to relieve the symptoms of some allergies e.g. itching skin and rashes, redness,
swelling, tenderness and irritation that can be caused by:
• hayfever and other allergies e.g. pets, dust mites and mould spores
• nettle rash and hives
• skin allergies and dermatitis
• prickly heat and heat rashes
• reactions to foods, food additives or medications
• insect bites and stings
• itching caused by chickenpox rash
• rhinitis

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Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer
Sandoz Ltd, Frimley Business Park, Frimley, Camberley, Surrey, GU16 7SR, UK.

Store Chlorphenamine Elixir below 25°C, protect from light.

1. What Chlorphenamine Elixir is and what it is used for

Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine because it
contains important information for you.
Always take this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor or
pharmacist has told you.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
• Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or advice.
• If you get any of the side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any
possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. See section 4.
• You must talk to a doctor if you do not feel better or if you feel worse.

What Chlorphenamine Elixir looks like and contents of the pack
Chlorphenamine Elixir is a sugar free, colourless syrup in amber bottles of 150 ml.

Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the label after EXP. The
expiry date refers to the last day of that month.

Sugar Free

23LL04641PW
For relief of hayfever, itchiness, skin allergies and allergic rhinitis.
Oral use. Read the package leaflet before use. Store below 25°C, protected from light.
Keep out of the sight and reach of children. Each 5 ml contains Chlorphenamine maleate 2 mg.
Also contains maltitol solution and E211.
Dosage instructions: Adults and children over 12 years: Two spoonfuls (10 ml) every 4 - 6 hours.
Children 6 - 12 years: One spoonful (5 ml) every 4 - 6 hours.
Children 2 - 6 years: Half a spoonful (2.5 ml) every 4 - 6 hours.
Children 1 - 2 years: Half a spoonful (2.5 ml) twice a day.
Children up to one year: not recommended.
Elderly: Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine as you may need to
take a lower daily dose.
DO NOT EXCEED RECOMMENDED DOSES. If symptoms persist consult your doctor.

What Chlorphenamine Elixir contains
• The active substance is chlorphenamine maleate. Each 5 ml spoonful of
Chlorphenamine Elixir contains 2 mg of chlorphenamine maleate.
• The other ingredients are maltitol solution, citric acid, sodium citrate, sodium benzoate
(E211), carmellose sodium, purified water and strawberry flavour.

Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.

4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Chlorphenamine Elixir
6. Contents of the pack and other information

Chlorphenamine Elixir 2 mg/5 ml

Chlorphenamine Maleate

6. Contents of the pack and other information

5. How to store Chlorphenamine Elixir

The following side effects may occur:
• Difficulty concentrating, feeling tired, dizziness, headache, or blurred vision.
• Loss of appetite, indigestion, feeling or being sick, diarrhoea, tummy pain or dry mouth.
• Difficulty passing water.
• Low blood pressure (you may feel faint), changes in heart rhythm or a pounding heart.

Chlorphenamine Elixir 2 mg/5 ml

Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask your
pharmacist how to throw away medicines no longer use. These measures will help protect
the environment.

Chest tightness or thickening of phlegm.
Skin peeling, itchy rash and sensitivity to the sun.
Ringing in the ears.
Twitching, muscular weakness and abnormal co-ordination.
Confusion, excitability, irritability, low mood or nightmares.
Children may become excited.

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 Yellow Card Scheme (www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard). By reporting side effects you
can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

Stop taking this product and consult your doctor if you experience:
• Allergic reactions which can be severe. Signs include raised and itchy skin,
swelling of face or mouth causing difficulty breathing.
• Liver problems including jaundice (yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes).
• Anaemia or unexplained bleeding or bruising.
• Fatigue.

If you take more Chlorphenamine Elixir than you should
In the event that you or someone else, have taken too much Chlorphenamine Elixir or
a large overdose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice. It is important that
you do not drive. Show the bottle to the doctor or pharmacist.

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4. Possible side effects

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Other medicines and Chlorphenamine Elixir
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any
other medicines. Especially if you are taking tricyclic antidepressants (medicines used
to treat depression) or atropine (medicine commonly used to manage an intestinal
condition which causes spasm and pain in the intestine), phenytoin (used to treat
epilepsy), anxiety or sleep medicines.
Chlorphenamine Elixir with food and drink
Do not drink alcohol whilst taking Chlorphenamine Elixir.

operate machinery whilst taking this medicine.
Chlorphenamine Elixir contains maltitol solution
If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars,
contact your doctor before taking this medicinal product.
3. How to take Chlorphenamine Elixir

Pregnancy and breast-feeding
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to
have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.

This medicine is for oral use.
Always take this medicine exactly described in this leaflet or as your doctor or
pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
The recommended dose is:

The safety of Chlorphenamine Elixir during pregnancy has not been established. Your
doctor will decide if the benefits of taking Chlorphenamine Elixir outweigh the risks.

Adults and children over 12 years: Take two 5 ml spoonfuls every 4-6 hours
(maximum daily dose is 60 ml).

If you are nursing a baby, taking Chlorphenamine Elixir is not recommended, because
chlorphenamine is excreted in breast milk.
Driving and using machines
If Chlorphenamine Elixir makes you feel dizzy or drowsy, causes visual disturbances
and inability to perform smoothly coordinated voluntary movements, do not drive or

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Children aged 6-12 years: Give one 5 ml spoonful every 4-6 hours (maximum
daily dose is 30 ml).
Children aged 2-6 years: Give half a spoonful (2.5 ml) every 4-6 hours (maximum
daily dose is 15 ml).

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Date prepared:
17/10/2014

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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