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What is the definition or description of: Bromfed (brompheniramine) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Bromfed (brompheniramine) allergy?

Bromfed allergy: Bromfed (brompheniramine) is an antihistamine. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: http://reference.medscape.com/drug/bromfed-dm-brompheniramine-dextromethorphan-pseudoephedrine-999395 ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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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

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

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

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

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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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3yr old has wet cough, stuffy nose, no fever, cough is worse at night, chest/lungs sound clear. Cold? Allergies? Pediatrician put her on Bromfed (brompheniramine) for 3days

3yr old has wet cough, stuffy nose, no fever, cough is worse at night, chest/lungs sound clear. Cold? Allergies? Pediatrician put her on Bromfed (brompheniramine) for 3days

Use pain relief med : Depending on how long the problem has been there and having just been seen, I would make her comfortable with medicines like Tylenol, (acetaminophen) esp at bedtime. If her cough worsens or if fever returns you should have her re- examined. Appears viral for now. Normal saline nose drops may help cough as well as stuffy nose. If problem is recurrent or seasonal then allergy should be considered. ...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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If I take blod pressure medicine can I take bromfed (brompheniramine)?

If I take blod pressure medicine can I take bromfed (brompheniramine)?

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

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Bromfed (brompheniramine) is it safe to use was prescribed in march of this year?

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

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Can an I combine amoxicillin with bromfed (brompheniramine)?

Can an I combine amoxicillin with bromfed (brompheniramine)?

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

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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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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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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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Can you take Bromfed (brompheniramine) if your on Flagyl and phentermine?

Can you take Bromfed (brompheniramine) if your on Flagyl and phentermine?

Bromfed (brompheniramine) is combo of: Brompheniramine and phenylephrine. Taking phenylephrine with Phentermine may increase pulse and blood pressure as both may cause this and the combo may be additive. No known interaction with flagyl. Take only as directed by prescriber and report any adverse effects including rapid heart rate to prescriber. They should be safe in a healthy young woman. Best regards. ...Read more

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Can I give Bromfed (brompheniramine) to a 10 month 20 lb baby?

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

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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 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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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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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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Horse cough in a child and she is taking bromfed (brompheniramine). Does she need steroids as well?

Horse cough in a child and she is taking bromfed (brompheniramine). Does she need steroids as well?

May be!: Dry cough and or wheezing may be asthma. If your chid has been diagnosed with asthma and the cough is bad use asthma medication, if this is her first time with harsh cough it could be croup. Try using a cool mist humidifier and make sure she is getting plenty of fluids. Most over the counter medications do not work ...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 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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Can I give my 2 & 1/2 year old Bromfed (brompheniramine) as well as ibuprofen at the same time?

Can I give my 2 & 1/2 year old Bromfed (brompheniramine) as well as ibuprofen at the same time?

See below.: In general, cold medications are not recommended at your child's age. However, if your doctor has prescribed Bromfed (brompheniramine) for him/her, it can be given with ibuprofen. ...Read more

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My kids r on cetirizine can I give them Bromfed (brompheniramine) as well for cough and congestion?

My kids r on cetirizine can I give them Bromfed (brompheniramine) as well for cough and congestion?

Depends: There is no contraindication in receiving the two medications, but be careful that you know what you are treating. Bromfed (brompheniramine) should not be used in children with asthma or if there is a possibility of a lower respiratory tract infection and is not approved in children under the age of 5yrs. When in doubt see their pediatrician for evaluation and recommendations...it's much safer. ...Read more

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Can I use dimetapp cold and cough and Bromfed (brompheniramine) together? This would be for my 6 yr old/ 60lbs

Can I use dimetapp cold and cough and Bromfed (brompheniramine) together? This would be for my 6 yr old/ 60lbs

No: 1st of all neither of these meds cure and both may have dangerous side effects, albeit rarely. But they are similar agents and would perhaps result in overdose. ...Read more

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I gave my 4 yr old son a dose of bromfed (brompheniramine). 2.5 ml. Minutes later he vomit. So 2 hours later I gave him a second dose. Is he going to be ok?

I gave my 4 yr old son a dose of bromfed (brompheniramine). 2.5 ml. Minutes later he vomit.  So 2 hours later I gave him a second dose.  Is he going to be ok?

Basic rule: If a kid barfs within 5-10 minutes of a dose, the full dose can be repeated when the kid settles. If > 10 but < 30, a half dose is likely ok. Over 30 min I don't like to give another until the next dose is due. ...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

Dr. Louis Gallia
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Brompheniramine Maleate (Definition)

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Dimetane (Definition)

Dimetane is a sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more