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Codimal-LA consists of Chlorpheniramine Maleate, Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride.
Chlorpheniramine Maleate - Chlorpheniramine belongs to a group of medications known as first-generation antihistamines. For adults and children 6 years of age and older, it is used to treat symptoms caused by allergies, including itchy and watery eyes, sneezing, runny nose, and skin rash and irritations. It is also used to manage itchy skin caused by insect bites, and other medical conditions like chicken pox or measles. Chlorpheniramine works by blocking the effects of histamine, a substance released by cells in the body that produce allergy symptoms.
Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor.
Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it.
Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride - An alpha- and beta-adrenergic agonist that may also enhance release of norepinephrine. It has been used in the treatment of several disorders including asthma, heart failure, rhinitis, and urinary incontinence, and for its central nervous system stimulatory effects in the treatment of narcolepsy and depression. It has become less extensively used with the advent of more selective agonists.
Indication: For the treatment of nasal congestion, sinus congestion, Eustachian tube congestion, and vasomotor rhinitis, and as an adjunct to other agents in the optimum treatment of allergic rhinitis, croup, sinusitis, otitis media, and tracheobronchitis. Also used as first-line therapy of priapism.
Codimal-LA (Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride) is a sympathomimetic agent, structurally similar to ephedrine, used to relieve nasal and sinus congestion and reduce air-travel-related otalgia in adults. The salts Codimal-LA (Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride) hydrochloride and Codimal-LA (Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride) sulfate are found in many over-the-counter preparations either as single-ingredient preparations, or more commonly in combination with antihistamines and/or paracetamol/ibuprofen. Unlike antihistamines, which modify the systemic histamine-mediated allergic response, Codimal-LA (Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride) only serves to relieve nasal congestion commonly associated with colds or allergies. The advantage of oral Codimal-LA (Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride) over topical nasal preparations, such as oxymetazoline, is that it does not cause rebound congestion (rhinitis medicamentosa).
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