CPM tablet is an antiallergic medicine used in common cold and allergies, including allergy to pollen or dust. It contains Chlorpheniramine, which belongs to an antiallergic group of medicines. It works by opposing the action of a substance called histamine, a chemical formed in the body in certain allergic conditions. It should be taken as prescribed by your doctor. CPM tablets should not be used in pregnancy, breastfeeding and children below 6-years of age. Inform your doctor about all other medicines you are consuming, especially the medicines for brain diseases or to induce sleep, as concomitant use of these medicines with CPM tablets, causes excessive sleepiness....
Q: Does the intake of CPM tablet cause sleepiness?
A: Yes, sleepiness is the main side effect of CPM tablet. Therefore, it belongs to a group of medicine called sedating antihistamines.
Q: How does CPM tablet work?
A: CPM tablet works by opposing the action of a substance called histamine, a chemical formed in the body in certain allergic conditions.
Q: Can CPM tablet be taken with other cold or allergy medicine such as cetirizine?
A: Taking CPM tablet with other cold or allergy medicine should be avoided, as it can increase sleepiness or can cause other untoward side effects.
Q: When should the intake of CPM tablet be avoided?
A: Intake of CPM tablet should be avoided if you are engaged in work where you need to be awake such as driving, operating machinery or working in other hazardous activities, as it causes sleepiness.
Q: Is CPM an antibiotic?
A: No, it is not an antibiotic. It contains chlorpheniramine, which is an anti-allergic medicine.
Q: How long does it take CPM to act?
A: It usually starts acting within 30 minutes to 1 hour, after its consumption.