Chlorpheniramine Maleate Transdermal
- Allergies trigger the release of histamine, leading to itchy skin. Chlorpheniramine works by preventing histamine’s effects and reducing itchiness caused by allergies. Additionally, it is also used to alleviate itching caused by certain types of cancer such as mast cell tumors.
- Chlorpheniramine can cause drowsiness at the beginning of treatment, however, this side effect may decrease over time with prolonged use. Dry mouth and difficulty urinating are infrequent side effects. Cats may become unusually excited while taking this medication. Infrequently, it may cause gastrointestinal issues such as vomiting, decreased appetite, and diarrhea.
- The medication can be administered either with food or on an empty stomach. If your pet vomits or appears ill after receiving the drug without food, try giving the next dose with food or a treat. If vomiting persists, consult with your veterinarian.