Brompheniramine Dosage

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Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Cold Symptoms

Immediate Release: 4 mg to 8 mg orally every 6 hours as needed. The duration of action varies from patient to patient. Many patients will require dosing only twice daily.

Extended Release: 6 mg to 12 mg extended release orally twice daily as needed. The duration of action varies from patient to patient. Many patients will require dosing only once a day, preferably at bedtime to avoid drowsiness.

Maximum oral dose 24 mg/day.

Usual Adult Dose for Allergic Rhinitis

Immediate Release: 4 mg to 8 mg orally every 6 hours as needed. The duration of action varies from patient to patient. Many patients will require dosing only twice daily.

Extended Release: 6 mg to 12 mg extended release orally twice daily as needed. The duration of action varies from patient to patient. Many patients will require dosing only once a day, preferably at bedtime to avoid drowsiness.

Maximum oral dose 24 mg/day.

Usual Adult Dose for Urticaria

Immediate Release: 4 mg to 8 mg orally every 6 hours as needed. The duration of action varies from patient to patient. Many patients will require dosing only twice daily.

Extended Release: 6 mg to 12 mg extended release orally twice daily as needed. The duration of action varies from patient to patient. Many patients will require dosing only once a day, preferably at bedtime to avoid drowsiness.

Maximum oral dose 24 mg/day.

Usual Adult Dose for Allergic Reaction

Immediate Release: 4 mg to 8 mg orally every 6 hours as needed. The duration of action varies from patient to patient. Many patients will require dosing only twice daily.

Extended Release: 6 mg to mg 12 mg extended release orally twice daily as needed. The duration of action varies from patient to patient. Many patients will require dosing only once a day, preferably at bedtime to avoid drowsiness.

Maximum oral dose 24 mg/day.

IV, IM, subcutaneous: 5 mg to 20 mg every 6 to 12 hours. Duration of action is 3 to 12 hours.
Maximum parenteral dose 40 mg/day.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Allergic Rhinitis

< 6 years:
Immediate Release:
0.125 mg/kg/dose orally every 6 hours. Maximum dose: 6 mg to 8 mg/day.

2 to 6 years:
Extended Release suspension:
2 mg orally twice daily, not to exceed 2 doses in 24 hours.

6 to 12 years:
Immediate Release:
2 mg to 4 mg orally every 6 to 8 hours. Maximum dose 12 to 16 mg/day.
Extended Release suspension:
4 mg orally twice daily, not to exceed 2 doses in 24 hours.

> 12 years:
Immediate Release:
4 mg to 8 mg orally every 6 hours as needed. The duration of action varies from patient to patient. Many patients will require dosing only twice daily.
Extended Release:
6 mg to 12 mg sustained release orally twice daily as needed. The duration of action varies from patient to patient. Many patients will require dosing only once a day, preferably at bedtime to avoid drowsiness.

Maximum oral dose 24 mg/day.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Cold Symptoms

< 6 years:
Immediate Release:
0.125 mg/kg/dose orally every 6 hours. Maximum dose: 6 mg to 8 mg/day.

2 to 6 years:
Extended Release suspension:
2 mg orally twice daily, not to exceed 2 doses in 24 hours.

6 to 12 years:
Immediate Release:
2 mg to 4 mg orally every 6 to 8 hours. Maximum dose 12 to 16 mg/day.
Extended Release suspension:
4 mg orally twice daily, not to exceed 2 doses in 24 hours.

> 12 years:
Immediate Release:
4 mg to 8 mg orally every 6 hours as needed. The duration of action varies from patient to patient. Many patients will require dosing only twice daily.
Extended Release:
6 mg to 12 mg sustained release orally twice daily as needed. The duration of action varies from patient to patient. Many patients will require dosing only once a day, preferably at bedtime to avoid drowsiness.

Maximum oral dose 24 mg/day.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Urticaria

< 6 years:
Immediate Release:
0.125 mg/kg/dose orally every 6 hours. Maximum dose: 6 mg to 8 mg/day.

2 to 6 years:
Extended Release suspension:
2 mg orally twice daily, not to exceed 2 doses in 24 hours.

6 to 12 years:
Immediate Release:
2 mg to 4 mg orally every 6 to 8 hours. Maximum dose 12 to 16 mg/day.
Extended Release suspension:
4 mg orally twice daily, not to exceed 2 doses in 24 hours.

> 12 years:
Immediate Release:
4 mg to 8 mg orally every 6 hours as needed. The duration of action varies from patient to patient. Many patients will require dosing only twice daily.
Extended Release:
6 mg to 12 mg sustained release orally twice daily as needed. The duration of action varies from patient to patient. Many patients will require dosing only once a day, preferably at bedtime to avoid drowsiness.

Maximum oral dose 24 mg/day.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Allergic Reaction

< 6 years:
Immediate Release:
0.125 mg/kg/dose orally every 6 hours. Maximum dose: 6 mg to 8 mg/day.

2 to 6 yrs:
Extended Release Suspension:
2.5 mg extended release orally twice daily as needed. The duration of action varies from patient to patient. Many patients will require dosing only once a day, preferably at bedtime to avoid drowsiness.

6 to 12 years:
Immediate Release:
2 mg to 4 mg orally every 6 to 8 hours. Maximum dose 12 to 16 mg/day.
Extended Release Suspension:
5 mg extended release orally twice daily as needed. The duration of action varies from patient to patient. Many patients will require dosing only once a day, preferably at bedtime to avoid drowsiness.


> 12 years:
Immediate Release:
4 mg orally every 6 hours as needed. The duration of action varies from patient to patient. Many patients will require dosing only twice daily.
Extended Release:
6 mg to 12 mg extended release orally twice daily as needed. The duration of action varies from patient to patient. Many patients will require dosing only once a day, preferably at bedtime to avoid drowsiness.

Maximum oral dose 24 mg/day.

IM, IV, subcutaneous :
< 12 years:
0.5 mg/kg/day divided every 6 to 8 hours.

> 12 years:
5 mg to 20 mg every 6 to 12 hours. Duration of action is 3 to 12 hours.
Maximum parenteral dose 40 mg/day.

Renal Dose Adjustments

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Liver Dose Adjustments

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Precautions

Brompheniramine should be used with caution in patients with asthma, heart disease, hypertension or thyroid disease.

Dialysis

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