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Dr. Mark Pack
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Bromfed (Overview)

Bromfed is a sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common cold or symptom drug).


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What's a replacement for Bromfed (brompheniramine) allergy medication?

What's a replacement for Bromfed (brompheniramine) allergy medication?

Chlorpheniramine: Chlorpheniramine is similar and available over the counter. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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Bromfed (Overview)

Bromfed is a sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common cold or symptom drug).


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Does Bromfed (brompheniramine) go bad?

Medicine question: All medicines lose their effectiveness with time. The expiration date is a rough guess of when this will happen. ...Read more

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My daughter's pediatrician prescribed her Bromfed (brompheniramine) dm cough syrup as needed for cough and she is only 2 yrs old. Is this cough syrup bad for her?

My daughter's pediatrician prescribed her Bromfed (brompheniramine) dm cough syrup as needed for cough and she is only 2 yrs old. Is this cough syrup bad for her?

Not recommended: The fda, as well as the aap do not recommend cough/cold products for young children, as they have not been shown to be effective, and may have side effects. I'd suggest vaporizer, fluids, suction nose with saline, and if over 1 yr, a tsp of honey. Don't use honey if less than 1yr, as there is a risk of botulism. ...Read more

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Do people really use Bromfed (brompheniramine) dm syrup as a "lean" drink?

Do Not!!!: The medication is not labeled to be used for such and should not be. Pass this on to those involved in this practice please. ...Read more

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If my 7 yr old is taking Bromfed Dm and got attacked by Mosquitos is it safe to use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to help with itching while taking Bromfed Dm?

If my 7 yr old is taking Bromfed Dm and got attacked by Mosquitos is it safe to use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to help with itching while taking Bromfed Dm?

Probably not: Probably not a good idea. Bromfed and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) both contain "antihistamine" medications which act via the same mechanism. This combination may cause excess sleepiness or lethargy. Bromfed should help with itching. ...Read more

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Can a 90 lb 7-year-old girl safely take 1 tylenol (acetaminophen) pm (500 mg) and 2tsp of Bromfed cough medicine and not have any complications?

Can a 90 lb 7-year-old girl safely take 1 tylenol (acetaminophen) pm (500 mg) and 2tsp of  Bromfed cough medicine and not have any complications?

No: The recommended dose of Bromfed DM in children aged 6-12 years is only one teaspoon. Additionally, Both Bromfed and Tylenol (acetaminophen) PM contain antihistamines, which could result in excess sedation or other adverse effects. ...Read more

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4 month old was given Bromfed (brompheniramine) on accident. 1.5ml will she be ok? She is 14 pounds

4 month old was given Bromfed (brompheniramine) on accident. 1.5ml will she be ok? She is 14 pounds

Ingestion: If it has been 8 hours since the ingestion and she is symptom free, she will likely be OK. Cough medications are not recommended for children less than 6 years as they can be extremely toxic. Call your nearest Poison Control Center and talk to them. If she has any symptoms, specifically drowsiness call 911. All the best. ...Read more

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Side effects from Bromfed (brompheniramine) dm lasting more than 5 days after discontinuing?

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 side effects from this medication but symptoms of the underlying problem. ...Read more

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How long after taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can I take Bromfed dm?

How long after taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can I take Bromfed dm?

Bromfed (brompheniramine) DM: The normal dosing of Bromfed (brompheniramine) dm is four hours, so i think it should be fine to take in four hours. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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