Active ingredients: dexchlorpheniramine
What it is used for
Polaramine is indicated for symptomatic treatment of perennial and seasonal allergic rhinitis, vasomotor rhinitis, allergic conjunctivitis, mild uncomplicated allergic skin manifestations of urticaria and angioedema. Polaramine may relieve itching due to skin conditions such as allergic eczema, pruritus ani, pruritus vulvae, atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, insect bites, dermographism and drug reactions, including serum sickness.
How to take it
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
- The way to take this medicine: Oral
- Store below 25 degrees Celsius
- Lifetime is 3 Years.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
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Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacy without prescription. It is Schedule 3: Pharmacist Only Medicine.
Is this medicine subsidised?
This medicine may be subsidised which may make it cheaper. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.
This medicine contains the active ingredients:
If you are over 65 years of age, there may be specific risks and recommendations for use of this medicine. Please discuss your individual circumstances with your pharmacist, doctor or health professional. For more information read our page on medication safety for older people.
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient dexchlorpheniramine
This medicine is generally considered safe during pregnancy if taken as directed. During pregnancy, you should discuss your medicine use with your doctor or pharmacist.
Polaramine Syrup - myDr.com.au
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Angioedema - Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)
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