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Doctor insights on: 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

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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

Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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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'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

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I have a 6 month old and his dr told me he could take 1/4 t spoon od dimetapp dm is this true he is coughing so hard he is pukeing?

I have a 6 month old and his dr told me he could take 1/4 t spoon od dimetapp dm is this true he is coughing so hard he is pukeing?

Stop the: Dimetapp dm. He may be wheezing or just plain post nasal drainage causing him to be coughing from runny nose and allergies. Get your baby checked out again ...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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Side effects of c-phen dm syrup (rondec dm syrup)?

Side effects of c-phen dm syrup (rondec dm syrup)?

It's anti-histamine: They all may cause sleepiness and dizziness. Read the package of the med you're using for specific details. ...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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I took 100mg of Tramadol. If I was to take a Mucinex-DM tablet would there be any reaction or negative side effects?

I took 100mg of Tramadol. If I was to take a Mucinex-DM tablet would there be any reaction or negative side effects?

Several things: Could happen. Both medications can be sedating so combining the two may make you drowsy. Also both can enhance serotonin effects in the body like agitation, fever, tremors, palpitations, muscle spasms, and skin flushing. You may want to review this with your physician if it a combo you feel like you'll needs for several days or more. ...Read more

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What're some maxifed dm side effects?

What're some maxifed dm side effects?

Multiple: This drug includes a decongestant which is a stimulant. It can make you anxious, cause palpitations, elevated blood pressure and dizziness. The cough suppressant causes sedation, and may cause nausea or abdominal discomfort. It can even become addictive. Guaifenesin is supposed to loosen secretions, it can cause vomiting. ...Read more

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I take Paxil (paroxetine) and clonazepam and I have cold/flu I need medicine but the only thing recommended is Mucinex dm which never worked for me! Is there anything else I can take that is safe less side effects?

I take Paxil (paroxetine) and clonazepam and I have cold/flu I need medicine but the only thing recommended is Mucinex dm which never worked for me! Is there anything else I can take that is safe less side effects?

Try topicals: The only interaction between OTC cold medicines and paroxetine is the increased risk for serotonin syndrome (rare). If you have a history of this syndrome or any others - I'd call your doctor. In the meantime - I'd suggest an intranasal spray (Nasacort) and Chloraseptic Max throat drops to treat the symptoms. DayQuil should be ok - but check with your doctor since they know your history. G'luck! ...Read more

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Please tell me the difference between dimetapp and brotap?

Please tell me the difference between dimetapp and brotap?

Dimetapp vs brotapp: More or less the same, both contain an antihistamine, (bropheniramine) and a decongestant (phenylephrine in dimetapp, pseudo-ephedrine in brotapp), same indications and contraindications, read the labels carefully and don't exceed recommend dosages, best wishes ...Read more

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What is the difference between type 1 and type 2 dm?

What is the difference between type 1 and type 2 dm?

Why you need insulin: Dm1 results because body can't make insulin, possibly due to a viral infections destroying the insulin-producing cells of pancreas, thus Insulin must be given. Little genetic compoment. Dm2 has a high genetic component and is related to Insulin resistance. Fat make body more resistant and the pancreas "tires out" trying to compensate. Diet, exercise, meds, later Insulin usually treat. ...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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Superspecialisation available: MCH in surgical oncology m.Ch. In oncology dm in medical oncology difference?

Superspecialisation available: MCH in surgical oncology m.Ch. In oncology dm in medical oncology difference?

Huh!: I don't understand your question. Surgical oncologists have completed a 5 year residency in surgery and a two year fellowship in surgical oncology. We are surgeons with special interest and experience in treating cancer. Most do not give chemotherapy. Medical oncologists typically start with internal medicine and then subspecialise. They give chemotherapy and other drugs but do not do surgery. ...Read more

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I got pneumonia and doctor prescribed me robitussin ac but not working much. Is it ok if I switched to Robitussin Dm (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan). What is the difference in dm n a?

I got pneumonia and doctor prescribed me robitussin ac but not working much. Is it ok if I switched to Robitussin Dm (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan). What is the difference in dm n a?

DM has: dextromethorphan which is a cough suppressant. AC just means there is codeine included, a narcotic suppressant. Pneumonia needs to be treated with antibiotics and expectorant, along with anti-inflammatory medicines. You can take the DM but it is unlikely to be more effective than with codeine. You can try a formulation with Hydrocodone like Tussionex or TussiCaps. ...Read more

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How does gastroenteritis affect children with type 1 DM more than regular children?

How does gastroenteritis affect children with type 1 DM more than regular children?

Management problems: Their blood sugar usually rises because of the stress of illness, making anticipating their insulin needs a bit hard. Close monitoring of BS during the illness can help avoid going into DKA. Fluid intake must be kept adequate. ...Read more

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My little girl has a bad cough can I give her chidren's dimetapp she is 2 1/2 and she's 28lb?

My little girl has a bad cough can I give her chidren's dimetapp she is 2 1/2 and she's 28lb?

Would not recommend: The american academy of pediatrics has stated that children under 3 should not receive cough/cold medications. Multiple studies have shown that they do not help and there have been several deaths reported as a result of giving these medications. An acceptable alternative for relieving cough is honey--either in tea or as honey-based cough medications. Plenty of fluids are also important, . ...Read more

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Pediatrician advised to give my 21 month old 24 pound daughter 1 TSP dimetapp cold and cough childrens. Is this okay?

Pediatrician advised to give my 21 month old 24 pound daughter 1 TSP dimetapp cold and cough childrens. Is this okay?

Old medication: This is a product sold by prescription 3 decades ago but available over the counter for the last 2. It underwent a formulation change about 10 yrs ago, reducing its strength. At about the same time most realized these products have little value and advised against use under 6. I find this dose a little heavy, by double (when used for allergies). ...Read more

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My wife DM-2 age 30 year, wt I do for her to live healty & sugest best treatment. Wt-57kg?

My wife DM-2 age 30 year, wt I do for her to live healty & sugest best treatment. Wt-57kg?

DM: Healthy diet and exercise comes first cheap and no side effects. Take medications as prescribed. Control blood sugar, pressure and cholesterol. Keep doctor appointments and have lab work done on time. Ur part is to support her in making all that happen DM is a life changing experience that needs a lot of support. Ur concers shows that u care & would provide her with good support. Good luck. ...Read more