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Depends: There are different types of bromfed. With or without decongestant. Either way other anithistamines won't make you as drowsy. Try Allegra (fexofenadine) zyrtec or claritin (with or without sudafed). There are generics for all of these and they are now over the counter. Just read the labels for any precautions for yourself. ...Read more
Chlorpheniramine: Chlorpheniramine is similar and available over the counter. ...Read more
BROMFED-DM: Yes - off the BROMFED-DM form. Please don't consider doing this. ...Read more
If OK'd by kids doc: Some physicians may use this in individual cases after an evaluation. It is not generally used in kids under 2 without supervision. ...Read more
Croup is an infection (typically viral) of the voice box (larynx) and windpipe (trachea). Characterised by a barking cough, hoarse voice and noisy breathing. It is most common in young children as their airways are narrow and more prone to swelling. In moderate or severe croup a child may be treated with oral steroid. Cough medicines not recommended.
See http://patient. Info/health/croup-leaflet ...Read more
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
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
Yes.: Usually antihistamines can elevate your blood pressure temporarily, but if you need to take Bromfed (brompheniramine) make sure you take as prescribed for not than one week, monitor your blood pressure. Inform your doctor if your blood pressure goes above 140 mm systolic to adjust your blood pressure medications if needed, or stop bromfed (brompheniramine). ...Read more
Expiration date: Expiration date can be found somewhere on the container. If it is beyond that date then the potency cannot be guaranteed. Usually meds don't turn into poison though its best to abide by the date. ...Read more
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slight decay of effectiveness, if stored avoiding excess heat, you should get the effect you want from Bromfed that is out of date ...Read more
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
Bromfed (brompheniramine) was given to my son on 9/04/14 and it has a discard date of 5/17 is it safe to take?
I suppose: The medication is within the safe use interval defined in your information. I find most of these products are a waste of time, providing little if any benefit. It does give parents something to do, which gives the kid some comfort. ...Read more
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
I accidentally gave my 2 year old 5ml of bromfed (brompheniramine) when she was supposed to get 2.5ml is she going to be ok?
Drug dose: Bromfed (brompheniramine) is the brand name for a combination of a decongestant and an antihistamine. You gave 2x the dose (probably for a cold). The antihistamine component will thicken the mucus and tire him out, the decongestant component will thin the mucus and speed him up. The more appropriate question for you should be "Why am I doing this?? " ...Read more
My son is 3 and half. His dose of bromfed (brompheniramine) is 2.5 ml every 4 hours. I accidentally gave him 5ml will he be okay?
Yes, he will be: Just skip the next dose, remember it should be taken on as needed basis not regularly, meanwhile use saline nasal wash instead, but if not better in one or two days, please don't self medicate revisit his doctor or go to to see his doctor, good luck ...Read more
I gave my daughter 5 mL of bromfed syrup on accident instead of the 2.5 mL dosage. She weighs 33lbs.... turns 3 in March. Will she be okay?
Most likely: She may be a little sleepy from the dose but a single dose at that level is unlikely to hurt her. The AAP and other groups have found that use of these products under the age of 6 has little or no value. The frequency of eR visits by kids self treating has led many to stop recommending them. ...Read more
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
Yes: Bromfed & Bromfed pd are brands of brompheniramine & phenylephrine while Bromfed dm is brompheniramine, dextromethorphan & pseudoephedrine. Using www. Drugs. Com's interactions checker, I found no interaction btwn the 2 medications you listed. Your pharmacist who dispensed your Amoxicillin should be able to confirm this for you. Be sure to tell your prescribing physician everything you take incl otc. ...Read more
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
See below: Depends on the child's age and condition. Not enough info given here to give a specific answer. ...Read more
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
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
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
My daughter is 6 and taking 2 medicines (vancomycin & bromfed (brompheniramine)) I may have accidentally double dosed bromfed (brompheniramine) instead vanco dose. So 1tsp & a 3/4 she ok?
No problem: She might be bit drowsy, or the opposite, you may want to skip the next dose of bromfed, (brompheniramine) continue the other as scheduled ...Read more