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We were prescribed Bromfed DM 11/23/15.... has it expired? Or is it still safe to use? Thanks!

Almost certainly OK: Expiration dates are generally not the time when the power of a medication falls outside the effective range. There may be slight decay of effectiveness, if stored avoiding excess heat, you should get the effect you want from Bromfed that is out of date ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Is bromfed dm safe for my 4 year old?

Is bromfed dm safe for my 4 year old?

Define "safe": This & similar medications have been used for years after approval of the FDA. Many were prescription only until eventually moving to an over the counter status. In size appropriate doses they are considered safe. Studies over the last decade or so show little if any benefit to kids under 12. ER visits due to child directed overdoses led many to consider them more a threat than a benefit. ...Read more

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My just turned 3 year old son was prescribed Bromfed dm 2.5ml every 4 hrs. I accidentally gave him 5ml. He weighs 34lb. I gave it 1.5hrs ago and he se?

My just turned 3 year old son was prescribed Bromfed dm 2.5ml every 4 hrs. I accidentally gave him 5ml. He weighs 34lb. I gave it 1.5hrs ago and he se?

It happens: At that weight the amount shouldn't hurt him. It may well show some side effects. Since it is a combination med it migght make him hyper or groggy depending on his sensitivity to the components. I find little value in these products and don't use them under the age of 6. Far too many kids decide to self medicate at some point trying to mimic what mom gives them to help them "feel better" ...Read more

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I gave my 3 year old son about 3 ml of bromfed dm and his supposed to have 2.5ml will that hurt him?

I gave my 3 year old son about 3 ml of bromfed dm and his supposed to have 2.5ml will that hurt him?

Unlikely: There is little difference between the 2 doses listed and at that level it is unlikely to cause any problem. It is also not likely to do much good. Many studies in the US have found little if any benefit from using such products in kids under 6. It gives you something to do, bit beyond that, I don't consider it worth the time. ...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

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Hi I accidentally gave my daughter who turns 4 in january 2 tsps of bromfed-dm cough syrup mor instead of 1/2 tsp. Will she be ok?

Hi I accidentally gave my daughter who turns 4 in january 2 tsps of bromfed-dm cough syrup mor instead of 1/2 tsp. Will she be ok?

Call ER NOW: Call ER and ask their advice. Much depends on the child's weight. Read the label for info on this. Call the ER right now and ask them. 4 times the recommended dose is a lot for a 3 year old. Speed matters in this case. Good Luck. ...Read more

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I gave my 2yr old bromfed dm 6hrs after giving her benadryl. Did I do something wrong? Will. She be ok?

I gave my 2yr old bromfed dm 6hrs after giving her benadryl. Did I do something wrong? Will. She be ok?

Define wrong?: Neither drug is recommended for kids under 6. They used to be given often but more than a decade ago we realized more kids ended up in ER's with an overdose than got any benefit from them. Their main "benefit" was it gave you something to do. But they thicken the kids secretions and make them harder to cough out. A little honey in lemon juice can actually help more. ...Read more

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My 9 month old has congestion and was given bromfed dm but she also takes pulmicort by nebulizer for Rad is these safe together and if so how far apa?

My 9 month old has congestion and was given bromfed dm but she also takes pulmicort by nebulizer for Rad is these safe together and if so how far apa?

No bromfed!: A 9 month old should not be taking bromfed! Congestion in a child this age should be treated with simple home remedies, like bulb auctioning with saline drops and breathing in humid air (like sitting in a bathroom with a steamy shower running). She can continue the pulmicort as prescribed but please don't give her bromfed! Can cause dangerous side effects. ...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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Been having chest pains and numbness in left arm. Have been taking Nexium (esomeprazole) 2xs daily and Bromfed dm 3xs daily. What could cause this?

Been having chest pains and numbness in left arm. Have been taking Nexium (esomeprazole) 2xs daily and Bromfed dm 3xs daily. What could cause this?

See your doctor: Your symptoms may be signs of something significantly wrong. One cannot tell without a complete history, physical and possible lab/imaging tests. Follow with your doctor as soon as you can. Things that can cause pains in chest and ribcage include heartburn, pneumonia, gallbladder problems, liver disease, kidney problems, heart attacks, or blood clots. ...Read more

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13yr old son, croupy cough for three weeks also has mucous on amox/clav, prednisone, Bromfed dm, xopenex (levalbuterol) but no major improvemnet can this be pnemoni?

13yr old son, croupy cough for three weeks also has mucous on amox/clav, prednisone, Bromfed dm, xopenex (levalbuterol) but no major improvemnet can this be pnemoni?

Unlikely: The fact that the cough is croupy indicates that the vocal cords are involved. However, given the lack of response to a multitude of treatments makes me wonder if the cough could be whooping cough. Obviously your son has seen a physician, but I would suggest the possibility of whooping cough. The diagnosis can be made by checking pertussis antibody titers. ...Read more

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Does Bromfed (brompheniramine) dm really expire?

Does Bromfed (brompheniramine) dm really expire?

Ultimately: Given enough time, all medications will expire. This means that the medication has lost its therapeutic action. Everything gets old, even medications. The decay rate differs with different drugs. ...Read more

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Can you get high off Bromfed (brompheniramine) dm?

Can you get high off Bromfed (brompheniramine) dm?

Dm can be abused: Any dm product can be abused and some people take it to "get high". The other medicines in various products can make the pt. Very ill. ...Read more

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Can people get high off of Bromfed (brompheniramine) dm?

Can people get high off of Bromfed (brompheniramine) dm?

Possible: People can high with just about anything, especially as the expectation of doing so is high enough. Dm is dextromethorphan which can act as a stimulatory neurotransmitter. ...Read more

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Hi I accidently gave my 3 and a half year old a full teaspoon of Bromfed (brompheniramine) dm syrup will she be ok?

Hi I accidently gave my 3 and a half year old a full teaspoon of Bromfed (brompheniramine) dm syrup will she be ok?

Yes: Encourage her to drink lots of water and/or other fluids (no caffeine). This will help prevent problems from drying out due to the antihistamine in the Bromfed (brompheniramine). The antihistamine may cause her to be excessively sleepy, and this may be prolonged. Make sure you wake her frequently and get her to drink and she should be okay. ...Read more

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Can Bromfed (brompheniramine) dm be used as purple dran? Help please?

Please don't abuse.: Bromfed (brompheniramine) dm has been used recreationally. There are a number of definitions for Purple Dragon - so I don't know how to answer that question. Recreational use of Bromfed (brompheniramine) dm is dangerous - Please don't do it. ...Read more

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Is it ok to give my daughter Bromfed (brompheniramine) dm with micinex?

Is it ok to give my daughter Bromfed (brompheniramine) dm with micinex?

See below: Depends on the child's age and condition. Not enough info given here to give a specific answer. ...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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My 10 year old, 100lb, son took 2 teaspoons of Bromfed (brompheniramine) dm syrup instead of 1 teaspoon. How concerned should I be.?

My 10 year old, 100lb, son took 2 teaspoons of Bromfed (brompheniramine) dm syrup instead of 1 teaspoon. How concerned should I be.?

Not so much: Just delay his next dose a couple hours, and have him be more careful with dosages. At 100 pounds, he should be fine. Good luck. ...Read more

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Bromfed (brompheniramine) dm cough syrup ok?

Bromfed (brompheniramine) dm cough syrup ok?

For who?: This is a potent antihistamine with a cough medicine. It is okay maybe for older children and adults but certainly not infants and toddlers. ...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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I accidently misread the dosage of Bromfed (brompheniramine) dm syrup and gave my 7 yr daughter a teaspoonful instead of 1/2 a teaspoon. Will this harm her in any way?

I accidently misread the dosage of Bromfed (brompheniramine) dm syrup and gave my 7 yr daughter a teaspoonful instead of 1/2 a teaspoon. Will this harm her in any way?

No: According to my source, the correct dose for children ages 6-11 is 1 tsp every 4 hours, not to exceed 6 teaspoons in 24 hours - you're fine! (the 1/2 tsp dose is for 2 - 5 year olds). ...Read more

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My 3 year old was prescribed bromfed (brompheniramine) dm. 5ml every 4 hours. I just looked it up online and that is twice a normal dose. She already had it before bed?

My 3 year old was prescribed bromfed (brompheniramine) dm. 5ml every 4 hours. I just looked it up online and that is twice a normal dose. She already had it before bed?

May make her sleepy: I find little benefit of these medications at any dose. That said, it is a bit high. I would just let her sleep tonight and only give the 2.5 ml for any other doses you use later on. It should not do any harm. ...Read more

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Could Bromfed (brompheniramine) dm cough syrup kill you?

Could Bromfed (brompheniramine) dm cough syrup kill you?

Why do you ask?: Are you considering an over-dose? If you are having
thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. ...Read more

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Can Bromfed (brompheniramine) dm cough syrup kill you? Help please?

Can Bromfed (brompheniramine) dm cough syrup kill you? Help please?

Yes.: Overdose could be lethal (http://www. Bromfeddm. Com/About%20Us/) If you are having
thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. ...Read more

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Forgot that I gave my 4yr old his 2.5ml dose of bromfed (brompheniramine) dm. Gave it to him again. He also takes 4mg of montelukast. Will he be okay?

Forgot that I gave my 4yr old his 2.5ml dose of bromfed (brompheniramine) dm. Gave it to him again. He also takes 4mg of montelukast. Will he be okay?

Yes: Bromfed (brompheniramine) is a med for asthma which has an antihistamine in it so it may may make him feel groggy as a side effect. Montelukast is an asthma drug which works in a different way As a leukatriene receptor antagonist. They don't have any drug interactions with each other. Just be more careful next time. ...Read more

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My 17 week old is taking Bromfed (brompheniramine) dm for cough its still not working he is also taking a med for acid reflux has had this cough for over a month?

My 17 week old is taking Bromfed (brompheniramine) dm for cough its still not working he is also taking a med for acid reflux has had this cough for over a month?

Could be many things: Go back to your pediatrician and talk with them about this. This is most likely something simple, but let the doctor help you figure it out. ...Read more

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Will an inhaler proair hfr interact with Bromfed (brompheniramine) dm?

Will an inhaler proair hfr interact with Bromfed (brompheniramine) dm?

Heart racing...: There is no direct interaction or contraindications, however, bromphed dm contains Pseudoephedrine and proair contains albuterol. Both are stimulants to the heart, so you may feel palpitations or your heart racing. At 22 this should not be a problem as long as you don't have any heart problems. ...Read more

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My doctor prescribed my 17mo 2ml of bromfed (brompheniramine) dm. The pharmacy messed up and wrote two teaspoonful. So I gave her meds and she puked. Gave again. Puked.

My doctor prescribed my 17mo 2ml of bromfed (brompheniramine) dm. The pharmacy messed up and wrote two teaspoonful. So I gave her meds and she puked. Gave again. Puked.

2 TSF is too much: We usually do not use cough medicine in children under 2.As general rule cough meds do not do any good in children under 2 years of age and can make than sick
Do not give any more cough medicine and if the baby keeps puking acts sicker, call your Pediatrician or take baby to ER. In all probability the baby will be ok as the med was vomited.
Bromophed contains Sudafed, Dextromethorfen&Bromphenarimin ...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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I have allergies, so I took bromfed (brompheniramine) dm for 4 weeks every 6 hours; is this dangerous? I also take a cetirizine hydrochloride tablet, 10 mg, once a day.

I have allergies, so I took bromfed (brompheniramine) dm for 4 weeks every 6 hours; is this dangerous? I also take a cetirizine hydrochloride tablet, 10 mg, once a day.

Not efficient: Consider a virtual consult to discuss allergy symptoms, diagnosis and effective treatment strategies. Gold standard for diagnosis skin testing by an Allergist. However, there may be more efficient otc remedies/avoidance strategy to employ in meantime. Brompheniramine/cetirizine can be associated with increased anticholinergic side effects like sedation. Regular pseudoephedrine use not advised ...Read more

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Can you take musinex dm while om bloid pressure medication?

Can you take musinex dm while om bloid pressure medication?

Yes, but…: Avoid mucinex-d which conyains Pseudoephedrine can affect BP & has potential interaction with many BP meds. Guaifenesin & dextromethorphan (mucinex (guaifenesin) dm) does not affect BP or BP meds. ...Read more

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