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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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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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