Brompheniramine / codeine Side Effects
For the Consumer
Applies to brompheniramine / codeine: syrup, tablets
Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur while taking brompheniramine / codeine:
Constipation; diarrhea; dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth, nose, or throat; excitability; headache; loss of appetite; nausea; thickening of mucus secretions; upset stomach; vomiting.
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); blurred vision, double vision, or other vision changes; confusion; difficulty urinating or inability to urinate; fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat; loss of coordination; mood or mental changes; nervousness; ringing in the ears; seizures; severe dizziness, lightheadedness, or headache; severe drowsiness; shallow breathing; tremor; trouble sleeping; uncontrolled muscle movements; unusual bruising or bleeding; unusual weakness or tiredness.
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to brompheniramine / codeine: oral syrup
Nervous System side effects have included sedation, sleepiness, dizziness, disturbed coordination, fatigue, confusion, restlessness, excitation, nervousness, tremor, irritability, insomnia, euphoria, paresthesias, vertigo, tinnitus, acute labyrinthitis, hysteria, neuritis, and convulsions.[Ref]
Respiratory side effects have included thickening of bronchial secretions, dryness of mouth, nose, and throat, nasal stuffiness, tightness of the chest and wheezing.[Ref]
Gastrointestinal side effects have included epigastric distress, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and constipation.[Ref]
Genitourinary side effects have included urinary frequency, difficult urination, urinary retention, and early menses.[Ref]
Hematologic side effects have included hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, and agranulocytosis.[Ref]
Cardiovascular side effects have included hypotension, headache, palpitations, tachycardia, and extra systoles.[Ref]
Dermatologic side effects have included urticaria, photosensitivity, and pruritus.[Ref]
Hypersensitivity side effects have included drug rash and anaphylactic shock.[Ref]
Ocular side effects have included blurred vision and diplopia.[Ref]
General side effects have included excessive perspiration and chills.[Ref]
1. "Product Information. EndaCof-AC (brompheniramine-codeine)." Larken Laboratories Inc, Madison, MS.
Not all side effects for brompheniramine / codeine may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.
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