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Ed ChlorPed D

Generic name: chlorpheniramine and phenylephrine [KLOR-fen-IR-a-meen-and-FEN-il-EFF-rin]

Brand names: Actifed Cold and Allergy, Allerest PE, ChlorTan D, Cold and Allergy Relief, Ed A-Hist,… show all 27 brands
The class of drug: upper respiratory combinations

What is Ed ChlorPed D?

Chlorpheniramine, an antihistamine which helps to reduce the effects of the chemical histamine in the body. Histamine can cause nasal irritation, congestion, eye watering and dry nose.Phenylephrine can be described as a decongestant that shrinks blood vessels in nasal passages. Blood vessels that are dilapidated can lead to nose congestion (stuffy nostrils).Ed ChlorPed D is a blend of medicine that treats symptoms of commonly occurring colds or seasonal allergies such as sneezing, runny or nasal congestion, and itchy and watery eyes.Ed ChlorPed D could also be used to treat conditions not covered in this guideline for medication.

Side effects of Ed ChlorPed D

Contact a medical professional immediately. If you are experiencing warning signs of an allergic reaction, such as symptoms of hives, breathing difficulties, or swelling of your lips, face, and tongue,

Ed ChlorPed D can cause serious adverse side effects. Stop taking Ed ChlorPed D and consult your doctor immediately if you suffer from:

  • Chest pain, rapid pulse, or irregular heart rate;
  • Hallucinations, confusion, intense anxiety,
  • Tremor, seizure (convulsions);
  • Minimal or no urination;
  • Bleeding or bruising that is an easy or unusual weakness
  • Dangerously hypertension (severe headache and ear buzzing, anxiety, breathlessness)
  • Dizziness, drowsiness, blurred vision;
  • Dry mouth, nose, or lips;
    nausea, stomach pain, constipation, and loss of appetite;
  • Difficulties with memory or concentration problems with concentration or memory
  • Being anxious or restless (especially for children).

This is not a comprehensive list of all side effects. Other side effects could be present. Contact your physician for advice regarding medical effects. You can report any adverse reactions to the FDA by calling 1-800-FDA-1088.

Similar/related drugs

prednisone, fluticasone nasal, cetirizine, loratadine, benadryl, diphenhydramine, and promethazine


Don't take this medicine in the event that you've used an MAO inhibitor within the last 14 days, like isocarboxazid or linezolid, blue injections, phenelzine, rasagiline, and selegiline, as well as tranylcypromine. You shouldn't use antihistamine medications to induce sleepiness in a child.

Prior to use this drug

It is not recommended to use Ed ChlorPed D. If you are sensitive to chlorpheniramine or phenylephrine, Do not use this drug in the event that you've taken an MAO inhibitor within the last 14 days. A potentially dangerous interaction between drugs could occur. MAO inhibitors include isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue, rasagiline, phenelzine, and tranylcypromine, among others. Ask an expert physician or pharmacist if it's appropriate to take this medication in the event that you suffer from:

  • Asthma or COPD coughing with mucus, or a cough that is due to smoking, emphysema, or chronic bronchitis
  • A blockage in the stomach or intestines of your body;
  • Renal or liver illness;
  • Hypertension, coronary condition, coronary artery disease, or a recent coronary artery disease;
  • Prostate enlargement or urination issues
  • Glaucoma;
  • Diabetes;
  • Epilepsy or any seizure disorder
  • Pheochromocytoma (the adrenal gland's tumor);
  • Hyperactive thyroid
  • If you are taking potassium (Cytra, Epiklor, K-Lyte, and K-Phos), Kaon, Klor-Con, Polycitra, and Urocit-K,

It is unclear if Ed ChlorPed D could cause harm to a baby who is not yet born. Do not take this medication without your physician's guidance if you're expecting.It isn't known if chlorpheniramine or phenylephrine are absorbed by the breast milk or if they can harm the baby who is nursing. Antihistamines as well as decongestants can also reduce the production of breast milk. Do not take this medication without your physician's guidance if you're breastfeeding babies.Senior citizens are more likely to suffer negative side effects from this drug.Artificially-sweetened liquid chilled medicine can contain phenylalanine. If you suffer from phenylketonuria (PKU), be sure to check the label on your medication to determine whether the product contains the chemical phenylalanine.

How to take Ed ChlorPed D?

Follow the directions on the label or as recommended by your physician. Don't use it in greater quantities, in smaller quantities, or for a longer time than suggested. It is generally recommended to take cold medicine only for a short period of time until symptoms improve.Don't give this medication to a child who is less than four years old. Always consult a physician prior to giving a cold or cough medicine to children. Death can occur because of the improper use of cold or cough medicine by very young children.It is not recommended to use antihistamine medication to make your child tired.Do not chew, crush, break, open, or crush the extended-release capsule or tablet. Take it in whole. The pill can be broken or opened. could cause too much of the drug to escape simultaneously.The tablet that can be chewed should be chewed before taking it in.Measure the liquid medicine using an instrument that measures doses, such as a medicine cup, not the standard spoon for table use. If you don't have an instrument for measuring doses, ask your pharmacist to get one.Consult your doctor if symptoms don't get better after seven days of medication, if you suffer from a fever that causes headaches or coughs, or if you have itchy skin.This medication may cause unexpected results in allergy tests on the skin. Be sure to inform any physician treating you that you're taking an antihistamine.If you require surgery, be sure to inform your surgeon in advance whether you've taken any cold medicine in the last few days.Keep at room temperature, far from heat and moisture.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Because cold medicines are taken in a prescribed manner, you might not be on a regular dosing schedule. If you're taking the medicine regularly, you should take the missed dose whenever you remember. Don't miss any missed doses if you are close to the time of the next dose. Do not take additional medicine to make up for the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

For medical emergencies, seek emergency medical attention or contact for help at the Poison Helpline at 1-800-222-1222.

What should be avoided?

This medication can affect your ability to think or react. Be aware if you are driving or engaging in any activity that requires you to stay vigilant.Alcohol consumption can trigger certain adverse effects of chlorpheniramine as well as phenylephrine.Talk to your doctor or pharmacist prior to using any other allergy, cold, or sleep medication. Ed ChlorPed D is found in a variety of combination medications. Combining certain medicines could cause you to take excessive levels of a particular medication. Look at the label to determine whether a medication contains an antihistamine and/or decongestant.

Interaction with other drugs

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist prior to using Ed ChlorPed D. If you're also taking other medications, such as medications that are prescribed and available over the counter, vitamins, and herbal products, Certain medicines may cause undesirable or harmful effects when combined. Some interactions may not be mentioned in this medication guide.If you take this medicine in conjunction with other medications that cause you to sleep or cause breathing problems, this can make these effects worse. Consult your physician before using Ed ChlorPed D along with a sleeping pill, narcotic pain medicine, muscle relaxer, or medication to treat anxiety, depression, or seizures.