Brotapp (Pseudoephedrine / Brompheniramine) is a combination medicine that relieves allergy and cold symptoms. Brompheniramine (an antihistamine) treats runny nose, sneezing, and itchy eyes or skin. Pseudoephedrine (a decongestant) clears your sinuses.
Allegra (Fexofenadine) is an antihistamine. It blocks histamine, a chemical that causes congestion, itching, and other allergic reactions.
› 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.
Downsides and risks
› If you don't need both of the medications in this combination, you'd be taking extra medicine and can have extra side effects for no reason.
› Pseudoephedrine (the decongestant) can make your heart race or make you feel anxious and restless.
› Brompheniramine (the antihistamine) can make you dizzy and drowsy. It could increase the risk of falls for elderly people.
› The two ingredients in this medication can make you either really tired or keep you wide awake. See how it affects you before doing anything important.
› 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.
Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
› Brompheniramine (the antihistamine ingredient in Brotapp (Pseudoephedrine / Brompheniramine)) can make you sleepy, so avoid activities that require you to be fully alert until you know how it affects you.
› While taking this, avoid alcohol and other drugs that make you drowsy.
› Pseudoephedrine (the decongestant ingredient) can make you restless, so don't take it too close to bedtime.
› Can cause an irregular or fast heartbeat, and can raise your blood pressure.
› Follow age-specific dosing instructions on how much to take. Don't take more than recommended on the package.
› You need to show an ID to buy Brotapp (Pseudoephedrine / Brompheniramine) in the drugstore because it contains pseudoephedrine.
› 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.