Nalgestan is useful for relieving cold symptoms, such as sneezing , runny nose, and nasal congestion. Nalgestan is a limited over-the-counter drug available in tablet form.
Nalgestan contains 15 mg of phenylpropanolamine HCl and 2 mg of chlorpheniramine maleate (CTM). The combination of the two active substances is also able to reduce swelling inside the nose in people with flu , colds , allergic rhinitis, vasomotor rhinitis, or sinusitis.
What is Nalgestan
|Active Ingredients||Phenypropanolamine HCl and chlorpheniramine maleate|
|class||Limited over-the-counter drugs|
|Category||Decongestants and antihistamines|
|Benefit||Relieves flu and cold symptoms, such as sneezing, runny nose.|
|Nalgestan for pregnant and lactating women||
Category C: Animal studies have shown an adverse effect of phenylpropanolamine on the fetus. However, there have been no controlled studies in pregnant women.
Drugs should only be used if the expected benefit outweighs the risk to the fetus.
It is not yet known whether the ingredients contained in this drug can be absorbed into breast milk or not. If you are breastfeeding, do not use this medicine without consulting your doctor first.
Precautions Before Taking Nalgestan
Before taking this drug, you need to pay attention to the following things:
- Do not take Nalgestan if you have a history of allergies to the ingredients contained in it.
- Do not take Nalgestan if you are taking or have recently taken monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI) antidepressants in the past 2 weeks.
- Do not consume alcoholic or caffeinated drinks while using Nalgestan.
- Tell your doctor if you have or currently have hypertension , coronary heart disease, glaucoma , hyperthyroidism, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease , liver disease, diabetes , enlarged prostate, or kidney disease .
- Do not drive a vehicle or do activities that require alertness after taking Nalgestan, because this drug can cause dizziness and drowsiness.
- Immediately consult a doctor if complaints do not improve after 3 days of taking Nalgestan.
- Immediately consult a doctor if you experience a drug allergic reaction or overdose after consuming Nagelstan.
Dosage and Rules for Use of Nalgestan
1 tablet, 3–4 times a day.
How to Take Nalgestan Properly
Follow the doctor 's recommendations and read the information printed on the package before taking Nalgestan. Do not reduce or increase your dose without consulting your doctor first.
Swallow Nalgestan tablets with plain water. Nalgestan can be taken before or during meals.
If you forget to take Nalgestan, it is recommended to consume it immediately if the break with the next schedule is not too close. If it is close, ignore it and do not double the next dose.
Store Nalgestan in a dry place and avoid direct sunlight. Keep this drug out of reach of children.
Nalgestan Interactions with Other Drugs
Nalgestan contains phenypropanolamine HCl and chlorpheniramine maleate. If used with other drugs, these two substances can cause interaction effects in the form of:
- Increased risk of overdose when used with the drug dexchlorpheniramine
- Increased risk of dangerous hypertensive crisis when used with MAOI class drugs
- Increased side effect of drowsiness when used with other antihistamines, antidepressants , alcohol, pain relievers, anxiety relievers, anticonvulsants , and muscle relaxants
Side Effects and Dangers of Nalgestan
Side effects that may occur after consuming Nalgestan are:
- Eyes, nose and mouth feel dry
- Nausea or vomiting
- Blurred vision
Check with your doctor if these side effects do not improve or get worse. Stop using Nalgestan and see your doctor right away if you have an allergic reaction to the drug or have any serious side effects, such as increased and irregular heartbeat, seizures , difficulty urinating, or mood changes.