Polaramine is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) dexchlorpheniramine. On this page you will find out more about Polaramine, 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: dexchlorpheniramine
Over 65 years of age?
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.
Information for medicine and pack size:
Polaramine colour free 2 mg uncoated tablet, 30
Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:
No consumer medicine information leaflet was found for the pack size you selected. It may be unavailable or there may be a technical problem. You should speak to your pharmacist, healthcare professional, or call healthdirect on 1800 022 222 for more information.
What this medicine is 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.
Table of characteristics
off-white, round, flat beveled tablet with score on the one side, blank on the other side, free from foreign matter.
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|Dosage Form||Tablet, uncoated|
|Route of administration||Oral|
100 tablets: Pharmacist Only Medicine (Over the counter)
20 tablets: Pharmacist Only Medicine (Over the counter)
30 tablets: Pharmacist Only Medicine (Over the counter)
40 tablets: Pharmacist Only Medicine (Over the counter)
50 tablets: Pharmacist Only Medicine (Over the counter)
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store below 25 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||No information available|
|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?
Check if you can use your medicine whilst playing sport. Search the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) database that provides information about the prohibited status of specific medications and/or the active ingredient based on the current World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List.
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Polaramine Colour Free Tablets - myDr.com.au
Polaramine Colour Free Tablets - Consumer Medicines Information leaflets of prescription and over-the-counter medicines
Read more on myDr – Consumer Medicine Information website
Common breastfeeding concerns
Drugs and breastfeeding
Read more on Queensland Health website
Angioedema - Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)
Angioedema is a condition in which small blood vessels leak fluid into the tissues, causing swelling. There is no known cure, but it may be possible to prevent the swelling with medications or occasionally diet. Allergy is a very rare cause of angioedema.
Read more on ASCIA – Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy website
Hay fever treatments - myDr.com.au
Antihistamines work fast and are good at treating mild symptoms of hay fever, such as sneezing and runny nose, whereas corticosteroid nasal sprays may take several days to work.
Read more on myDr website
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