Generic Name: Triprolidine Brand Name(s): Triprolidine.

Uses

What is Triprolidine used for?

Triprolidine is an antihistamine that reduces the effects of natural chemical histamine in the body. Histamine can produce symptoms of sneezing, itching, watery eyes, and runny nose.

Triprolidine is used to treat sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes, hives, skin rash, itching, and other cold or allergy symptoms.

Triprolidine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

How should I take Triprolidine?

Use exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Cough or cold medicine is usually taken only for a short time until your symptoms clear up.

Do not give this medicine to a child younger than 4 years old. Always ask a doctor before giving a cough or cold medicine to a child. Death can occur from the misuse of cough and cold medicines in very young children.

You should not use antihistamine medication to make a child sleepy.

Measure liquid medicine with the dosing syringe provided, or with a special dose-measuring spoon or medicine cup. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist for one.

Do not take for longer than 7 days in a row. Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after 7 days of treatment, or if you have a fever with a headache, cough, or skin rash.

If you need surgery, tell the surgeon ahead of time that you are using triprolidine. You may need to stop using the medicine for a short time.

How do I store Triprolidine?

Triprolidine is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Triprolidine in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Triprolidine that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush Triprolidine down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using Triprolidine?

Before using this drug, tell your doctor if:

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
  • You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
  • You have allergy with any of active or inactive ingredients of Triprolidine or other medications.
  • You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.

It is not known whether triprolidine will harm an unborn baby. Ask a doctor before using this medicine if you are pregnant.

It is not known whether triprolidine passes into breast milk or if it could affect a nursing baby. Antihistamines can slow breast milk production. Ask a doctor before using this medicine if you are breast-feeding.

Artificially sweetened liquid medicine may contain phenylalanine. Check the medication label if you have phenylketonuria (PKU).

This medicine may cause blurred vision or impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert and able to see clearly.

Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of triprolidine.

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using any other cold, cough, allergy, or sleep medicine. Many combination medicines contain antihistamines. Taking certain products together can cause you to get too much of this type of medicine.

Avoid becoming overheated or dehydrated during exercise and in hot weather. Triprolidine can decrease sweating and you may be more prone to heat stroke.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There are no adequate studies in women for determining risk when using Triprolidine during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking Triprolidine. Triprolidine is pregnancy risk category C, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

FDA pregnancy risk category reference below:

  • A=No risk
  • B=No risk in some studies
  • C=There may be some risk
  • D=Positive evidence of risk
  • X=Contraindicated
  • N=Unknown

Side effects

What side effects can occur from Triprolidine?

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using triprolidine and call your doctor at once if you have:

  • Painful or difficult urination.

Common side effects may include:

  • Headache, dizziness, drowsiness
  • Blurred vision
  • Dry mouth, nose, or throat
  • Nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, constipation
  • Increased urination
  • Feeling nervous or restless (especially in children)

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Interactions

What drugs may interact with Triprolidine?

Triprolidine may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.

Does food or alcohol interact with Triprolidine?

Triprolidine may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with Triprolidine?

Triprolidine may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.

Health conditions that may interact with this drug are:

  • A breathing disorder such as chronic bronchitis or emphysema
  • Blockage in your digestive tract (stomach or intestines)
  • Kidney disease
  • Urination problems
  • Glaucoma

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Triprolidine.

What is the dose of Triprolidine for an adult?

Consult your doctor for further information.

What is the dose of Triprolidine for a child?

The dosage has not been established in pediatric patients. It may be unsafe for your child. It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

How is Triprolidine available?

Triprolidine is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Liquid

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of Triprolidine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

 

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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Review Date: November 22, 2017 | Last Modified: November 22, 2017

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