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What's the difference between dimetapp and dimetapp dm?

What's the difference between dimetapp and dimetapp dm?

Dimetapp: Dimetapp contains and antihistamine (bromphenyramine) and a decongestant (pseudoepherine, phenylephrine or phenylpropanoolamine). The dm version has both ingredients of dimetapp with added cough suppressant (dextromethorphan). Both medications are not recommended to children aged below 6 years old. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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Dimetapp (Definition)

Dimetapp is a brand name of a cold medicine that contains brompheniramine and pseudoephedrine. Brompheniramine is an antihistamine that prevents sneezing, itchy watery eyes and nose; and other symptoms of allergies and hay fever. Pseudoephedrine is a decongestant, which reduces the blood flow to certain areas and allows nasal ...Read more


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What is the difference between dimetapp dm and brotapp dm for children age 4? Are there any harmful side effects with brotapp dm in this age group?

What is the difference between dimetapp dm and brotapp dm for children age 4? Are there any harmful side effects with brotapp dm in this age group?

No important ones: For at least the last decade we have recommended parents not use these cough/cold medications in kids before school age if then. They were once a prescription med that eventually made it to OTC status. Over time we realized more kids were self medicating and ending up in the ER with toxic overdoses. The research eventually showed they don't do much, other than give parents something to do. ...Read more

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What's glycosylation in dm?

What's glycosylation in dm?

Glucose modification: Of proteins. Elevated blood glucose level in diabetes modifies all proteins and the process is called glycosylation or glycation. Hb A1c is one example of hemoglobin modified due to glucose binding to hemoglobin. ...Read more

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Can you overdose on tussin dm?

Can you overdose on tussin dm?

Absolutely: Dextromethophan is a cough suppressant but using too much can lead to many side effects including breathing problems, visual changes, blood pressure changes, stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting, sleepiness, dizzyness, convulsions, hallucinations, and more serious ones like coma in heavy doses. Minimize use following the label directions. If a cough persists, see a doctor. ...Read more

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What is the latest treatment of dm 2 ?

DPP4 inhibitors: Dpp4 inhibitors, such as januvia, onglyza, and tradjenta (linagliptin) are the newest class of meds for type ii diabetes. They work well, generally have very few side effects, and can sometimes cause weight loss which helps to control your sugar. ...Read more

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What does W/DM stand for in cough syrup?

What does W/DM stand for in cough syrup?

W/DM: Likely with dextramethorphan a cough suppressant. Show it to your pharmacist for confirmation, side effects and if you should take it. All the best. ...Read more

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How much dimetapp to give my 4 month old?

How much dimetapp to give my 4 month old?

I don't: I find this or any such medication will have no benefit to kids in this age group. Nasal saline wash is the only thing I use with these kids. ...Read more

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What does promethazine dm do to the body?

What does promethazine dm do to the body?

Drugs: Promethazine is an antihistamine and increases the viscosity of your mucus secretions and makes you tired. The DM stands for dextromethorphan which is a synthetic narcotic which acts on the CTZ (central triggering zone) in the brain stem to turn off cough. It reduces coughing but doesn't address the central problem of why you're coughing, the presence of the mucus. ...Read more

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Can I take both Virtussin AC and Mucinex DM?

Can I take both Virtussin AC and Mucinex DM?

Yes, but: be careful when using Virtussin AC as it contains codeine, don't exceed the prescribed dose and don't take it with CNS suppressants or alcohol, best wishes ...Read more

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Gastritis secondary to dm type 2? Is it even possible?

Gastritis secondary to dm type 2? Is it even possible?

Very possible: Alcohol, medication, h pylori can cause so also poor control of dm lead to gastro paresis...... Simmilar presentation. ...Read more

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Gastritis secondary to dm type 2. Is it even possible?

Yes Possible: Different contributing factors come in to play. ...Read more

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I have what I think is peyronie disease .I also have dm?

I have what I think is peyronie disease .I also have dm?

Could be: See your doctor or a urologist to determine if you have it. ...Read more

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Have you prescribed brotapp dm in 4year olds? Is it safe?

Have you prescribed brotapp dm in 4year olds? Is it safe?

Cough and cold med: Most of these combinations of brompheniramine , Pseudoephedrine and dextromethorphan exist in many otc cough and cold medications that are no longer recommended in kids under 6 years old. Most common colds resolve on their own in 7 to 10 days. ...Read more

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How to tell if I overdosed on dimetapp type of cold meds?

How to tell if I overdosed on dimetapp type of cold meds?

Dimetapp overdose: Call poison control center - 1-800-222-1222 if necessary. Dimetapp contains an antihistamine and decongestants. Oding on it can cause marked either drowsiness or sleeplessness, irritability, dryness of the mouth, elevated blood pressure, headache, etc. ...Read more

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Is tusson dm ok to take while pregnant? Im almost 7 months.

Is tusson dm ok to take while pregnant? Im almost 7 months.

Dextromethorphan: I ask my patients to use a cough syrup with DM (dextromethorphan) Get some plain guiafenisen or plain robitussin (guaifenesin). Its ok to use most cough drops as well. If congested use some pseudophed and if you have a sore throat cepacol is fine as is chloraseptic. ...Read more