Vallergan Forte is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) alimemazine (trimeprazine). On this page you will find out more about Vallergan Forte, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)
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Active ingredient in this medicine: alimemazine (trimeprazine)
Information for medicine and pack size:
Vallergan Forte 30 mg/5 mL oral liquid solution, 100 mL
Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:
This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.
What this medicine is for
Urticaria. Oral treatment of pruritus irrespective of the cause; pruritus of self-limiting conditions such as sunburn, photosensitivity, measles and chickenpox is markedly relieved in 24 to 48 hours. Pruritus unaffected by other therapies is often relieved by Vallergan. Its use frequently allows reduction or elimination of concurrent local and systemic treatment; this is probably due to interruption of the itch, scratch, itch cycle, which encourages healing of lesions. The sedation produced by trimeprazine is of value, particularly when the itching appears to be associated with emotional stress or nervous tension. Vallergan has been found useful in children as a general sedative.
Table of characteristics
|Visual appearance||Clean, bright, pink-coloured syrup|
|Dosage Form||Oral Liquid|
|Route of administration||Oral|
100ml: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store below 25 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||Protect from Light|
|Life time||3 Years|
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information
The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.
Is this medication banned in sport?
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