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Brompheniramine / Codeine / Phenylephrine Dosage

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Oct 16, 2023.

Applies to the following strengths: 1.33 mg-6.33 mg-3.33 mg/5 mL; 4 mg-10 mg-7.5 mg/5 mL; 4 mg-10 mg-10 mg/5 mL

Usual Adult Dose for Cough and Nasal Congestion

Brompheniramine/codeine/phenylephrine 4 mg-10 mg-10 mg/5 mL oral liquid:
5 mL orally every 4 to 6 hours not to exceed 30 mL daily

Brompheniramine/codeine/phenylephrine 1.33 mg-6.33 mg-3.33 mg/5 mL oral liquid:
15 mL orally every 4 to 6 hours not to exceed 90 mL daily


Uses: Temporary relief of coughs and upper respiratory symptoms associated with allergy or the common cold.

Renal Dose Adjustments

Use with caution

Liver Dose Adjustments

Use with caution

Dose Adjustments

Elderly: Use with caution generally starting at the lower end of the dosing range


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The US FDA recommends against use of codeine-containing cough and cold medications in patients less than 18 years because it has been determined that the risks outweigh benefits.

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US Controlled Substance: Schedule V


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