Triprolidine

Description

Triprolidine is a sedating antihistamine used for the temporary relief of a runny nose, sneezing, itchy nose, itchy throat, sore throat, etc. caused by allergic rhinitis and other upper respiratory allergies.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Triprolidine

  • Drowsiness
  • Dry mouth
  • Anorexia
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Heartburn
  • Urinary retention

Uses of Triprolidine

What is it prescribed for?

  • Upper respiratory allergies
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is about 15 to 60 minutes after an oral administration.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is about 4 to 8 hours.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to an increase in the risk of depression, impaired judgment, and impaired thinking. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness like driving a vehicle or operating heavy machinery if you consume alcohol during treatment with this medicine.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the benefits and risks should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the benefits and risks should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to triprolidine or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.

Sedatives or tranquilizers

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients undergoing treatment with sedatives or tranquilizers due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the benefits and risks should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the benefits and risks should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition.
General warnings

CNS depression

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of CNS disorders due to the increased risk of severe side effects. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Drowsiness

This medicine may cause drowsiness in some patients, which may decrease over time. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness such as driving a vehicle or operating heavy machinery if you experience drowsiness during treatment with this medicine.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

N/A

Instructions

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to an increase in the risk of depression, impaired judgment, and impaired thinking. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness like driving a vehicle or operating heavy machinery if you consume alcohol during treatment with this medicine.
Interaction with Medicine

Amitriptyline

Citalopram

Amantadine

Azatadine

Alprazolam

Disease interactions

Asthma/ COPD

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of asthma/COPD due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Liver Disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of liver diseases due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Renal Diseases

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of kidney diseases due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Cardiovascular disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of cardiovascular diseases due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine exactly as instructed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts than advised. Inform the doctor immediately if you experience any undesirable side effects. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Causes sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by blocking certain natural substances (histamines) responsible for causing an allergic reaction.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Antihistamines

Schedule

N/A

Triprolidine - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2017 [cited 19 October 2017]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00427

DailyMed - Triprolidine hydrochloride liquid [Internet]. Dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2017 [cited 19 October 2017]. Available from:

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=5c2fb4cc-c5a3-421c-91d4-c5bbe2189467

[Internet]. 2017 [cited 25 October 2017]. Available from:

http://www.medsafe.govt.nz/Consumers/cmi/CoughandCold/Triprolidine1.pdf

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Information on this page was last updated on 1 Nov 2017

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