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Doctor insights on: Phenergan Dm Cough Syrup Dosage

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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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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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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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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Does abusing dm OTC cough syrup cause infertility?

Does abusing dm OTC cough syrup cause infertility?

Potentially: Any sort of drug abuse can lower fertility, sperm count and testosterone levels in males. If you're asking about females, check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Is promethazine dm equivilant to codine cough syrup?

Is promethazine dm equivilant to codine cough syrup?

Not equivalent: But dextromethorphan in adequate dosage has cough suppressant activity equivalent to codeine. ...Read more

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Is a cough syrup with codine better then promethazine dm for coughs?

Is a cough syrup with codine better then promethazine dm for coughs?

It depends: Upon what is cough due to. Is it just allergy? Asthma? From smoking? Infection causing Bronchitis? Pneumonia? And also upon what did you try OTC. Warm Ginger tea is very good for soothing throat. ...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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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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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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Is phenergan (promethazine) cough syrup safe for 1 month old baby, because she is giving us sleepless nites?

Is phenergan (promethazine) cough syrup safe for 1 month old baby, because she is giving us sleepless nites?

Do not use: Unfortunately the Phenergan (promethazine) has been linked to apnea (not breathing) as a complication under the age of 2 yrs. I would never use it or any other cough syrup for a 1mo. A saline nose wash is the only recommended treatment at that age. ...Read more

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Can I take delsym (dextromethorphan) dm cough syrup and the store brand sudafed together? Thanks in advance.

Can I take delsym (dextromethorphan) dm cough syrup and the store brand sudafed together? Thanks in advance.

Drug interactions.: No interactions were noted with Drugs. Com drug interaction checker (http://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=844-2022, 1964-16108) ...Read more

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Can I take my Brom-pse-dm Cough syrup with ibuprofen for headach and my anxiety medication all at the same time?

Can I take my Brom-pse-dm Cough syrup with ibuprofen for headach and my anxiety medication all at the same time?

Depends...: Do you mean brom-fed dm? And what anxiety med are you taking? The brom-fed cough syrup can make you drowsy as can some anxiety meds. So, depending on which anxiety med you are taking, you do need to be careful about over-sedation by taking both of these meds at the same time. It would be ok to take the ibuprofen at the same time. Let us know exactly which meds you are taking if this is not helpful ...Read more

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My dr recommended cough syrup with guaifenesin to better CM for helping conceive. Will it still work with phenylephrine HCL 10mg in it? No dm though.

My dr recommended cough syrup with guaifenesin to better CM for helping conceive. Will it still work with phenylephrine HCL 10mg in it? No dm though.

What?: I might be misunderstanding your question, but are you under the assumption that guaifenesin will help you to conceive a child? Cough syrup, of any kind, will not enhance you chances of becoming pregnant...It will however help your cough... If I'm misunderstanding please repost your question. ...Read more

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My son was prescribed promethazine dm cough syrup and Tessalon Perles for a bad cough. Can he take them together? He is almost 8.

My son was prescribed promethazine dm cough syrup and Tessalon Perles for a bad cough. Can he take them together? He is almost 8.

Mgt.: The cause of the cough can be further evaluated and a virtual appointment may be useful to you and your PCP. If there is nasal congestion, nasal saline rinses reduce post nasal drip. ...Read more

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I take zoloft nightly (12 am)and just took tussin dm (2 pm) will I be okay? I take 50 mg zoloft and 10 ml of the cough syrup. Worried about seratonin

I take zoloft nightly (12 am)and just took tussin dm (2 pm) will I be okay? I take 50 mg zoloft and 10 ml of the cough syrup. Worried about seratonin

Mixing these: Two medications may increase risk for serotonin syndrome. I can't reassure that you wouldn't have problems because some people have Serotonin on a brief, low dose of an SSRI. ...Read more

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Can I take cough syrup with codeine and mucinex (guaifenesin) dm simultaneously? I have bronchitis and in a lot of pain from coughing. If not, any suggestions?

Can I take cough syrup with codeine and mucinex (guaifenesin) dm simultaneously? I have bronchitis and in a lot of pain from coughing. If not, any suggestions?

Too much Rx: I wouldn't mix the codeine containing cough medicine with Mucinex (guaifenesin) DM which contains dextromethorphan. The dextromethorphan is basically an analog of a narcotic and you would be getting an excessive dose of narcotic which could cause excessive sedation, respiratory supression, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and other adverse effects. ...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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I Accidentally Gave my 35 lb 3 year-old 1 tsp phenergan (promethazine) dm. The dose is suppose to be 1/2. She acts fine should I be worried?

Mgt: If she is otherwise well, it should be alright. If you do notice any changes, please contact your PCP
Nasal saline rinses are effective in relieving congestion without the potential side effects. ...Read more

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I'm 22 and hav severe asthma. I'm on combivent, albuterol inhaler and neb, spirvia and singular. Phenergan (promethazine) DM not stopping SEVERE coughing?

I'm 22 and hav severe asthma. I'm on combivent, albuterol inhaler and neb, spirvia and singular. Phenergan (promethazine) DM not stopping SEVERE coughing?

Steroids and rx GERD: I agree. Treatment of your GERD which can lead to microaspiration and bronchospasm, is a high priority. You may need a course of oral steroids prior to starting inhaled steroids. I would advise pulmonary testing and follow up. ...Read more

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What are the differences between CF and dm in cough medicine?

What are the differences between CF and dm in cough medicine?

Cough medicines: Cough medicines such as Robitussin have a "cf" (For chest congestion - it has guaifenesin which is an expectorant) formula and a"dm" (For dextronethorphan, which is a cough suppressant) formula people use the cf for chesty cough and "dm" for dry, hacking cough. ...Read more

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What is a good dm cough medicine for a toddler with bronchitis?

What is a good dm cough medicine for a toddler with bronchitis?

None: There are no cough medicines recommended for toddlers, or any child under the age of six. Recommend humidifier, elevating head of bed, and honey as needed if the child is over a year old. ...Read more

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Hello. I just took promethazine dm syrup for my cough the first time and I started coughing excessively. I can not stop coughing am I allergic?

Hello. I just took promethazine dm syrup for my cough the first time and I started coughing excessively. I can not stop coughing am I allergic?

Maybe: Persistent post nasal drip (allergy or non-allergy related), acid reflux, asthma, or vocal cord problem are common causes for persistent cough. Medication side effect is often overlooked as well. Consider a virtual consult to discuss any related symptoms and more about your history for guidance. ...Read more

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I took a regular dose (2 tsp) of non-drowsy tussin dm this morning for a cough. Am I alright to drink some beers tonight?

I took a regular dose (2 tsp) of non-drowsy tussin dm this morning for a cough. Am I alright to drink some beers tonight?

Yes, you can: There is no drug interaction for the tussin dm and alcohol. However, moderation is the key.
If concerned, always discuss your questions with your pcp.
Have fun. ...Read more

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Can you take phenegran dm and Xanax (alprazolam) and hydrocodone, and then Ambien at bed with welbutrin and if not then out of those which are safe together?

Can you take phenegran dm and Xanax (alprazolam) and hydrocodone, and then Ambien at bed with welbutrin and if not then out of those which are safe together?

These drugs: Individually have profound sedative (depressant) side effects. Ingesting them together would seem inappropriate under almost any circumstance that comes to mind. Clearly at least one of your physician providers should be consulted for direct advice. Thanks for your question! ...Read more

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I am hypertensive, missing my medication, and have taken Walgreens Cough DM....should I have concerns?

I am hypertensive, missing my medication, and have taken Walgreens Cough DM....should I have concerns?

What HTNsive med?: The DM prob has some anti-HTNsive effect, but that does not mean it is safe to stop your anti-hypertensive med. Some Anti-HTNsive meds can only be gradually reduced, and dangerous otherwise. More info is necessary. ...Read more

Phenergan (Definition)

Promethazine is an inotrope which is a kind of heart ...Read more