Brompheniramine and pseudoephedrine
Generic Name: brompheniramine and pseudoephedrine (BROM fen EER a meen and SOO doe ed FED rin)
Brand Name: Bromaline, Brotapp, J-TanD PD, Lodrane D, Q-Tapp, ...show all 57 brand namesEndafed, Touro A&H, Shellcap, Allent, Shellcap PD, Lodrane LD, Bromfed PD, Dallergy JR(obsolete), Nalfed PD, Respahist, Iofed PD, Ultrabrom PD, Pseubrom-PD, Bromfenex PD, Bromfed (obsolete), M-Hist T.D., Ultrabrom, Iofed, Pseubrom, Bromfenex, Lodrane Liquid, Nalfed, Rondec Chewable(obsolete), Touro Allergy, Rondec Syrup(obsolete), Bromfed SR, Histex SR, Rondec (Obsolete), Andehist NR Syrup, Dimetapp Elixir, Bromaxefed RF Syrup, Brofed, Sildec, Bromhist Pediatric Drops, Lodrane 12D, AccuHist Pediatric, AccuHist Drops (obsolete), Unit-Tex 10/120 ER, Unit-Hist Drops, Di-Bromm, Bromhist-NR, Bidhist-D, Dimaphen, Brovex SR, Lodrane 24D, LoHist-PD, LoHist-12D, B-Vex PD, BroveX PSE, BroveX PD, BroveX PSB, LoHist PSB
Medically reviewed on Jan 9, 2018
What is brompheniramine and pseudoephedrine?
Pseudoephedrine is a decongestant that shrinks blood vessels in the nasal passages. Dilated blood vessels can cause nasal congestion (stuffy nose).
Brompheniramine and pseudoephedrine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Do not use brompheniramine and pseudoephedrine if you have used an MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days, such as isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue injection, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, or tranylcypromine.
Before taking this medicine
Do not use this medicine if you have taken an MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days. A dangerous drug interaction could occur. MAO inhibitors include isocarboxazid, linezolid, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, and tranylcypromine.
You should not use this medication if you are allergic to brompheniramine or pseudoephedrine.
Ask a doctor or pharmacist if it is safe for you to take this medicine if you have:
a blockage in your stomach or intestines;
kidney or liver disease;
enlarged prostate or urination problems;
epilepsy or other seizure disorder;
pheochromocytoma (an adrenal gland tumor);
overactive thyroid; or
It is not known whether brompheniramine and pseudoephedrine will harm an unborn baby. Do not use this medicine without your doctor's advice if you are pregnant.
It is not known whether brompheniramine and pseudoephedrine passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Antihistamines and decongestants may also slow breast milk production. Do not use this medicine without your doctor's advice if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Older adults may be more likely to have side effects from this medicine.
Artificially sweetened liquid cold medicine may contain phenylalanine. If you have phenylketonuria (PKU), check the medication label to see if the product contains phenylalanine.
How should I take brompheniramine and pseudoephedrine?
Use exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Cold medicine is usually taken only for a short time until your symptoms clear up.
Do not give this medication to a child younger than 4 years old. Always ask a doctor before giving a cough or cold medicine to a child. Death can occur from the misuse of cough and cold medicines in very young children.
Measure liquid medicine with a special dose-measuring spoon or medicine cup, not with a regular table spoon. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist for one.
This medication can cause unusual results with allergy skin tests. Tell any doctor who treats you that you are taking an antihistamine.
If you need surgery, tell the surgeon ahead of time if you have taken a cold medicine within the past few days.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Since cold medicine is taken as needed, you may not be on a dosing schedule. If you are taking the medication regularly, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while taking brompheniramine and pseudoephedrine?
Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of brompheniramine and pseudoephedrine.
Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using any other cold, allergy, or sleep medicine. Many combination medicines contain brompheniramine or pseudoephedrine. Taking certain products together can cause you to get too much of brompheniramine and pseudoephedrine.
This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
Brompheniramine and pseudoephedrine side effects
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using brompheniramine and pseudoephedrine and call your doctor at once if you have:
chest pain, rapid pulse, fast or uneven heart rate;
confusion, hallucinations, severe nervousness;
tremor, seizure (convulsions);
little or no urinating;
easy bruising or bleeding, unusual weakness; or
dangerously high blood pressure (severe headache, buzzing in your ears, anxiety, shortness of breath).
Common side effects may include:
dizziness, drowsiness, blurred vision;
dry nose or mouth;
problems with memory or concentration; or
feeling restless or excited (especially in children).
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1 800 FDA 1088.
What other drugs will affect brompheniramine and pseudoephedrine?
Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using brompheniramine and pseudoephedrine if you are also using any other drugs, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Some medicines can cause unwanted or dangerous effects when used together. Not all possible interactions are listed in this medication guide.
Taking this medicine with other drugs that make you sleepy or slow your breathing can worsen these effects. Ask your doctor before taking brompheniramine and pseudoephedrine with a sleeping pill, narcotic pain medicine, muscle relaxer, or medicine for anxiety, depression, or seizures.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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