Treats allergy symptoms. Allegra (Fexofenadine) relieves allergy symptoms without making you feel drowsy. Relieves congestion and allergy symptoms for kids. Dimetapp Cold And Allergy (Phenylephrine / Brompheniramine) is good for multiple nasal symptoms, but it can make you really drowsy. How it works Allegra (Fexofenadine) is an antihistamine. It blocks histamine, a chemical that causes congestion, itching, and other allergic reactions. Dimetapp Cold And Allergy (Phenylephrine / Brompheniramine) is a combination medicine that relieves allergy and cold symptoms. Brompheniramine (an antihistamine) prevents allergy symptoms like runny nose, sneezing, and itchy eyes or skin. Phenylephrine (a decongestant) clears your sinuses. Type of medication Antihistamine
› 2nd generation
Prescription or OTC Decongestant Antihistamine
› 1st generation
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FDA side effect reports for Dimetapp Cold and Allergy » Risk factors for serious side effects › Taking with alcohol › Taking other medicines that make you less alert › History of phenylketonuria (PKU) Detailed Allegra (Fexofenadine) risks & warnings » › Taking with alcohol › Taking with other medicines that make you less alert › Women of childbearing age › History of high blood pressure › Taking MAO inhibitors › Age 65 years or older › Glaucoma › Benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) Detailed Dimetapp Cold And Allergy (Phenylephrine / Brompheniramine) risks & warnings » Pregnancy category C FDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)
Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.
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The FDA hasn’t classified this medicine’s effects on unborn babies. Talk with your doctor about this medicine if you’re pregnant or planning on it.
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Weight No specific weight-related info. No specific weight-related info. Upsides and benefits › Relieves allergy symptoms, like sneezing, runny nose, and itching. › Approved to be used in kids and adults age 6 months and older. › Won't make you feel drowsy like some antihistamine medicines. › Available over-the-counter without a prescription. › Comes in many forms, such as a tablet, liquid, or quick-dissolving tablet. › It's okay to take with most other medications since it has very few interactions. › Dimetapp Cold And Allergy (Phenylephrine / Brompheniramine) is a combination medicine with a decongestant and an antihistamine that's helpful in treating nasal symptoms related to cold and allergy. › Brompheniramine (the antihistamine) is useful for itchy eyes, runny nose, or constant sneezing. › Phenylephrine (the decongestant) is good for relieving congestion. Downsides and risks › For some people, the effects Allegra (Fexofenadine) has on allergies will wear off over time. › May not work as well as the first-generation antihistamines, like diphenhydramine (Benadryl). › The dose needs to be adjusted for people with kidney problems. › If you don't really need both of the medications in this combination, you'd be taking extra medicine and might have extra side effects for no reason. › Brompheniramine (the antihistamine) can cause dizziness, drowsiness, dry eyes/mouth, and constipation. › Phenylephrine (the decongestant) doesn't last as long as other oral decongestants like pseudoephedrine, but can cause jitteriness. › The two medications in this medicine can somewhat work against each other, with one making you sleepy and the other making you jittery. Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication › Starts working in 1 to 2 hours depending on what dosage form you're taking. › Works best when taken regularly, even before symptoms are expected to appear. › Can make you feel dizzy or sleepy, so you can take it at bedtime. › Follow age-specific dosing and don't take more than recommended. › If symptoms get worse or you need to use it for more than a few weeks, talk with your doctor. › Only use the provided dosage cup to measure the medicine. Don't use a spoon. › Follow the age-specific dosing instructions on how much to take. Don't take more than what's recommended on the package. › Talk to a doctor if the symptoms don't get better in 1 week. Learn more More about Allegra Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert More about Dimetapp Cold and Allergy Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert