Pheniramine (also referred to as pheniramine maleate) is an antihistamine available in both oral and topical forms and is used to treat a number of different conditions. Oral pheniramine is found in multi-symptom over-the-counter (OTC) medicines used to alleviate symptoms due to hay fever, or other upper respiratory as well as cold symptoms. Topically applied pheniramine can relieve redness and itchy eyes caused by pollen, ragweed, grass, animal hair and dander, and other eye allergens.
Pheniramine is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is safe and effective when used according to the Drug Facts label directions. Because OTC medicines containing pheniramine are combined with other active ingredients in oral multi-symptom cold/hay fever products and topical eye allergy medicines, you should read the Drug Facts label for a complete listing of all of the product’s ingredients and always follow the directions.