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Got allergy reaction, red body. Is chlorphenamine maleate safe for children below 1 year?

Hi! My 7 months old son got allergy reaction he s body is red... We was in surgery and doctor prescribed chlorphenamine maleate but on the box I found info children over 1 year is this safe to give it to my son? Should I give him?
Asked On : Wed, 21 Mar 2012
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Thanks for your query.
As far as possible any antiallergic like chlorpheneramine should not be used in child below 2 yrs without the doctors advice.
Though in India it is frequently used for allergies,and rhinitis in children.
If given in a proper dose it does not cause any major problem other than sedation.
Since it is a allergic reaction it has to be treated so I would suggest you to consult a Paediatrician before giving medicines.
Take care.
Answered: Wed, 21 Mar 2012
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