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Drug Interactions between brompheniramine / dextromethorphan / guaifenesin / phenylpropanolamine and dexchlorpheniramine / dextromethorphan / phenylephrine / pyrilamine

This report displays the potential drug interactions for the following 2 drugs:

  • brompheniramine/dextromethorphan/guaifenesin/phenylpropanolamine
  • dexchlorpheniramine/dextromethorphan/phenylephrine/pyrilamine

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Interactions between your drugs

Moderate

phenylephrine phenylpropanolamine

Applies to: dexchlorpheniramine / dextromethorphan / phenylephrine / pyrilamine and brompheniramine / dextromethorphan / guaifenesin / phenylpropanolamine

Both phenylephrine and phenylpropanolamine can increase blood pressure and heart rate, and combining them may enhance these effects. Talk to your doctor before using these medications, especially if you have a history of high blood pressure or heart disease. You may need a dose adjustment or more frequent monitoring by your doctor to safely use both medications. Contact your doctor if your condition changes or you experience increased side effects. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.

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Moderate

dextromethorphan pyrilamine

Applies to: brompheniramine / dextromethorphan / guaifenesin / phenylpropanolamine and dexchlorpheniramine / dextromethorphan / phenylephrine / pyrilamine

Using dextromethorphan together with pyrilamine may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, and difficulty concentrating. Some people, especially the elderly, may also experience impairment in thinking, judgment, and motor coordination. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with these medications. Also avoid activities requiring mental alertness such as driving or operating hazardous machinery until you know how the medications affect you. Talk to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.

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Moderate

dextromethorphan dexchlorpheniramine

Applies to: brompheniramine / dextromethorphan / guaifenesin / phenylpropanolamine and dexchlorpheniramine / dextromethorphan / phenylephrine / pyrilamine

Using dextromethorphan together with dexchlorpheniramine may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, and difficulty concentrating. Some people, especially the elderly, may also experience impairment in thinking, judgment, and motor coordination. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with these medications. Also avoid activities requiring mental alertness such as driving or operating hazardous machinery until you know how the medications affect you. Talk to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.

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Moderate

dextromethorphan brompheniramine

Applies to: brompheniramine / dextromethorphan / guaifenesin / phenylpropanolamine and dexchlorpheniramine / dextromethorphan / phenylephrine / pyrilamine

Using dextromethorphan together with brompheniramine may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, and difficulty concentrating. Some people, especially the elderly, may also experience impairment in thinking, judgment, and motor coordination. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with these medications. Also avoid activities requiring mental alertness such as driving or operating hazardous machinery until you know how the medications affect you. Talk to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.

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Moderate

pyrilamine brompheniramine

Applies to: dexchlorpheniramine / dextromethorphan / phenylephrine / pyrilamine and brompheniramine / dextromethorphan / guaifenesin / phenylpropanolamine

Using pyrilamine together with brompheniramine may increase side effects such as drowsiness, blurred vision, dry mouth, heat intolerance, flushing, decreased sweating, difficulty urinating, abdominal cramping, constipation, irregular heartbeat, confusion, and memory problems. Side effects may be more likely to occur in the elderly or those with a debilitating condition. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with these medications. Also avoid activities requiring mental alertness such as driving or operating hazardous machinery until you know how the medications affect you. Talk to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.

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Moderate

dexchlorpheniramine brompheniramine

Applies to: dexchlorpheniramine / dextromethorphan / phenylephrine / pyrilamine and brompheniramine / dextromethorphan / guaifenesin / phenylpropanolamine

Using dexchlorpheniramine together with brompheniramine may increase side effects such as drowsiness, blurred vision, dry mouth, heat intolerance, flushing, decreased sweating, difficulty urinating, abdominal cramping, constipation, irregular heartbeat, confusion, and memory problems. Side effects may be more likely to occur in the elderly or those with a debilitating condition. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with these medications. Also avoid activities requiring mental alertness such as driving or operating hazardous machinery until you know how the medications affect you. Talk to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.

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Drug and food interactions

Moderate

phenylpropanolamine food

Applies to: brompheniramine / dextromethorphan / guaifenesin / phenylpropanolamine

Using phenylpropanolamine with alcohol can increase the risk of cardiovascular side effects such as increased heart rate, chest pain, or blood pressure changes. In addition, you may also be more likely to experience nervous system side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, depression, and difficulty concentrating. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with phenylpropanolamine. Do not use more than the recommended dose of phenylpropanolamine, and avoid activities requiring mental alertness such as driving or operating hazardous machinery until you know how the medication affects you. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medication without first talking to your doctor.

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Moderate

pyrilamine food

Applies to: dexchlorpheniramine / dextromethorphan / phenylephrine / pyrilamine

Alcohol can increase the nervous system side effects of pyrilamine such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience impairment in thinking and judgment. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with pyrilamine. Do not use more than the recommended dose of pyrilamine, and avoid activities requiring mental alertness such as driving or operating hazardous machinery until you know how the medication affects you. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns.

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Moderate

dexchlorpheniramine food

Applies to: dexchlorpheniramine / dextromethorphan / phenylephrine / pyrilamine

Alcohol can increase the nervous system side effects of dexchlorpheniramine such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience impairment in thinking and judgment. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with dexchlorpheniramine. Do not use more than the recommended dose of dexchlorpheniramine, and avoid activities requiring mental alertness such as driving or operating hazardous machinery until you know how the medication affects you. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns.

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Moderate

brompheniramine food

Applies to: brompheniramine / dextromethorphan / guaifenesin / phenylpropanolamine

Alcohol can increase the nervous system side effects of brompheniramine such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience impairment in thinking and judgment. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with brompheniramine. Do not use more than the recommended dose of brompheniramine, and avoid activities requiring mental alertness such as driving or operating hazardous machinery until you know how the medication affects you. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns.

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Therapeutic duplication warnings

Therapeutic duplication is the use of more than one medicine from the same drug category or therapeutic class to treat the same condition. This can be intentional in cases where drugs with similar actions are used together for demonstrated therapeutic benefit. It can also be unintentional in cases where a patient has been treated by more than one doctor, or had prescriptions filled at more than one pharmacy, and can have potentially adverse consequences.

Duplication

Antihistamines

Therapeutic duplication

The recommended maximum number of medicines in the 'antihistamines' category to be taken concurrently is usually one. Your list includes two medicines belonging to the 'antihistamines' category:

  • brompheniramine/dextromethorphan/guaifenesin/phenylpropanolamine
  • dexchlorpheniramine/dextromethorphan/phenylephrine/pyrilamine

Note: The benefits of taking this combination of medicines may outweigh any risks associated with therapeutic duplication. This information does not take the place of talking to your doctor. Always check with your healthcare provider to determine if any adjustments to your medications are needed.

Duplication

Decongestants

Therapeutic duplication

The recommended maximum number of medicines in the 'decongestants' category to be taken concurrently is usually one. Your list includes two medicines belonging to the 'decongestants' category:

  • brompheniramine/dextromethorphan/guaifenesin/phenylpropanolamine
  • dexchlorpheniramine/dextromethorphan/phenylephrine/pyrilamine

Note: The benefits of taking this combination of medicines may outweigh any risks associated with therapeutic duplication. This information does not take the place of talking to your doctor. Always check with your healthcare provider to determine if any adjustments to your medications are needed.

Duplication

NMDA antagonists

Therapeutic duplication

The recommended maximum number of medicines in the 'NMDA antagonists' category to be taken concurrently is usually one. Your list includes two medicines belonging to the 'NMDA antagonists' category:

  • brompheniramine/dextromethorphan/guaifenesin/phenylpropanolamine
  • dexchlorpheniramine/dextromethorphan/phenylephrine/pyrilamine

Note: The benefits of taking this combination of medicines may outweigh any risks associated with therapeutic duplication. This information does not take the place of talking to your doctor. Always check with your healthcare provider to determine if any adjustments to your medications are needed.

Drug Interaction Classification

These classifications are only a guideline. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific individual is difficult to determine. Always consult your healthcare provider before starting or stopping any medication.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No interaction information available.

Further information

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