Triprolidine

Generic Name:triprolidine and pseudoephedrine/ triprolidine

These medicines are an antihistamine which helps to reduce the natural chemical histamine in the body as Histamine produces symptoms of sneezing, itching, watery eyes, and runny nose.

Pseudoephedrine is a decongestant which helps to shrink blood vessels in the nasal passages as dilated blood vessels can cause nasal congestion or stuffy nose.

The combination of these medicines is used to treat sneezing, runny, cough, or stuffy nose, itchy or watery eyes, hives, skin rash, itching, and other symptoms of allergies and the common cold.

How to use Triprolidine Tablets

These medicines may be used as follows:

You should use these medicines exactly as directed on the label, or as it has been prescribed by your doctor.

Never use these medicines in larger amounts, or use it for longer than recommended.

Never give a cough or cold medicine to a child as death can occur from the misuse of cough and cold medicines in very young children.

Always take these medicines with a full glass of water. Never t crush, chew, or break the tablet. Always remember to swallow the pill whole.

Always remember to measure the liquid form of these medicines with a special dose-measuring spoon or cup and not a regular table spoon. If you do not have a dose-measuring device get one.

Cautions before Use Triprolidine Tablets

People with the following symptoms should not use these medicines:

Never drive or operate any heavy machinery that requires you to be awake and alert.

Never drink alcohol when using these medicines as it can increase some of the side effects of these medicines. Always make it a point to tell your doctor if you regularly use other medicines that make you sleepy as they can add to sleepiness caused by triprolidine and pseudoephedrine.

Never take a stimulant together with a decongestant as it can increase your risk of unpleasant side effects.

Triprolidine Tablets Side Effects

Stop using these medicines and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • Hives
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat
  • Confusion
  • Severe dizziness
  • Anxiety
  • Restless feeling
  • Nervousness
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Severe headache
  • Blurred vision
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Chest pain
  • Numbness

Less serious side effects

  • Blurred vision
  • Dry mouth
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Constipation
  • Loss of appetite
  • Stomach upset
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness

Triprolidine Tablets Interaction

Other skin medications such as medicines to treat high blood pressure, a diuretic (water pill) and medication to treat irritable bowel syndrome may affect the absorption or effectiveness of these medicines.

Triprolidine Tablets Overdose symptoms

Overdose symptoms may include:

    • Feeling restless or nervous
    • Nausea
    • Vomiting
    • Stomach pain
    • Dizziness
    • Drowsiness
    • Dry mouth
 

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