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what is the difference between dimetapp dm and brotapp dm for children age 4 are there any harmful side effects with brotapp dm in this age group

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience in Family Medicine
Kid decongestants: Dimetapp dm has 3 active ingredients: brompheniramine (an antihistamine), dextromethorphan (the 'dm' part, a cough suppressant), and phenylpropanolami ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience in Pediatrics
Dimetapp: Dimetapp contains and antihistamine (bromphenyramine) and a decongestant (pseudoepherine, phenylephrine or phenylpropanoolamine). The dm version has ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
24 years experience in Family Medicine
Very cautiously;: There're some possible side effects especially with long-term use.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
32 years experience in Family Medicine
Recheck: If this is persistent i would have him in to be rechecked and make sure everything is okay. This could represent perstusis or pneumonia.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: May be safe at very low doses but we try anyway possible not to prescribe these products in this age group.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Mosley
19 years experience in General Practice
It's anti-histamine: They all may cause sleepiness and dizziness. Read the package of the med you're using for specific details.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Medication Effects: Since you did not describe what the side effects are or what you were treating in the first place, my first thought is that this is most likely not si ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience in Internal Medicine
Several things : Could happen. Both medications can be sedating so combining the two may make you drowsy. Also both can enhance serotonin effects in the body like ag ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Duic
8 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Multiple: This drug includes a decongestant which is a stimulant. It can make you anxious , cause palpitations, elevated blood pressure and dizziness. The cough ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Gaffney
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Try topicals: The only interaction between OTC cold medicines and paroxetine is the increased risk for serotonin syndrome (rare). If you have a history of this syn ... Read More
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