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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 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

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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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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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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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What is a good alternative OTC medicine to bromfed cough syrup?

What is a good alternative OTC medicine to bromfed cough syrup?

Check for DM: Tussin DM syrup has guiafensin a mucous thinning agent. The DM is the abbreviation for Dextromorphan the cough suppressant medication.
It does not contain an antihistamine like brompheniramine.

Use according to label directions for age, amount and frequency of dosing.

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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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My daughter started her breathing treatment yesterday but her cough is still worse can I give her cough medicine or Bromfed (brompheniramine) with the treatment?

My daughter started her breathing treatment yesterday but her cough is still worse can I give her cough medicine or Bromfed (brompheniramine) with the treatment?

Coughing: The fact that your daughter is getting breathing treatment makes me assume that she has asthma.Perhaps she should be taking albuterol and possibly steroids consult your doctor if she is not improving. ...Read more

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Can a 90 lb 7-year-old girl safely take 1 tylenol (acetaminophen) pm (500 mg) and 2tsp of Bromfed cough medicine and not have any complications?

Can a 90 lb 7-year-old girl safely take 1 tylenol (acetaminophen) pm (500 mg) and 2tsp of Bromfed cough medicine and not have any complications?

No: The recommended dose of Bromfed DM in children aged 6-12 years is only one teaspoon. Additionally, Both Bromfed and Tylenol (acetaminophen) PM contain antihistamines, which could result in excess sedation or other adverse effects. ...Read more

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Does Bromfed (brompheniramine) go bad?

Medicine question: All medicines lose their effectiveness with time. The expiration date is a rough guess of when this will happen. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to trip on bromfed (brompheniramine)?

BROMFED-DM: Yes - off the BROMFED-DM form. Please don't consider doing this. ...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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Can a I combine amoxicillin with bromfed (brompheniramine)?

Can a 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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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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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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Bromfed (brompheniramine) for croup?

Bromfed (brompheniramine) for croup?

No. ..: 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

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Can Claritin (loratadine) be given with bromfed?

Can Claritin (loratadine) be given with bromfed?

Yes but: If you are looking for a decongestant, you can try Claritin (loratadine) d. Bromfed contains both an antihistamne and a decongestion -most people would not need to take both pills together. ...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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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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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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Bromfed (Definition)

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