Generic ingredients: Phenindamine tartrate with chlorpheniramine maleate and phenylpropanolamine hydrochloride.

Nolamine is an antihistamine and decongestant combination. It works by blocking the effects of histamine, a body chemical that narrows air passages, reducing swelling and itching, and drying secretions.

Quick Facts About Nolaminenolamine


Used to treat stuffiness caused by the common cold, inflamed sinuses, hay fever, or other allergies.

Nolamine Dosage

Take exactly as prescribed.

  • Usual adult dose: 1 tablet every 8 hours. In mild cases, 1 tablet every 10 to 12 hours.
  • Usual child dose: not generally prescribed for children.
  • Missed dose: take as soon as possible, unless almost time for next dose. If so, skip missed dose; go back to regular schedule. Do not double doses.

Nolamine Side Effects

Overdose symptoms:

no reports of Nolamine overdose. However, if you suspect an overdose, immediately seek medical attention.

More common side effects: difficulty sleeping, dizziness, drowsiness, nervousness, tremors.

No known less common or rare Nolamine side effects.


Inform your doctor before combining Nolamine with:

bromocriptine (Parlodel); central nervous system depressants such as Valium, Demerol, and Dalmane; MAO inhibitors such as Nardil and Parnate; methyldopa (Aldomet).

Avoid alcohol during Nolamine therapy.

Special Cautions

No special warnings for pregnant or breastfeeding women.

No special precautions apply to seniors.

Not generally prescribed for children.

  • May cause drowsiness and impair your ability to drive a car or operate machinery. Do not take part in any activity that requires alertness.
  • Should not take if sensitive to or allergic to any ingredients of Nolamine, or if taking mao inhibitors.
  • Use with caution if you have: high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, overactive thyroid gland, glaucoma, or enlarged prostate gland.

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