Compare Brotapp vs. Dimetapp Cold And Allergy

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Brotapp
(pseudoephedrine / brompheniramine)

Dimetapp Cold And Allergy
(phenylephrine / brompheniramine)

Relieves congestion and allergy symptoms. Brotapp (Pseudoephedrine / Brompheniramine) is okay for treating congestion, but it could make you really tired or keep you wide awake.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.
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Side effects
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How it works
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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.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
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Over-the-counterOver-the-counter
Available as
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  • Pill
  • Liquid
  • Chewable tablet
  • Liquid
Used for
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Risk factors for serious side effects
BrotappDimetapp Cold And Allergy
  • Taking with alcohol
  • Taking other medicines that make you drowsy or less alert
  • Women of childbearing age
  • History of high blood pressure
  • Taking MAO inhibitors
Detailed Brotapp (pseudoephedrine / brompheniramine) 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
Detailed Dimetapp Cold And Allergy (phenylephrine / brompheniramine) risks & warnings »
Pregnancy

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.

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.

Alcohol
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  • While taking this, avoid alcohol and other drugs that make you drowsy.
No alcohol related info.
Sleep
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  • Brompheniramine (the antihistamine) can make you dizzy and drowsy. It could increase the risk of falls for elderly people.
  • Brompheniramine (the antihistamine) can cause dizziness, drowsiness, dry eyes/mouth, and constipation.
Upsides and benefits
BrotappDimetapp Cold And Allergy
  • Brotapp (Pseudoephedrine / Brompheniramine) is a combination medicine that relieves cold and allergy symptoms. It's good to use if you have congestion, watery eyes, and sneezing.
  • Pseudoephedrine (a decongestant) clears nose congestion to help you breathe better.
  • Brompheniramine (an antihistamine) helps relieve itchy eyes, runny nose, and sneezing.
  • 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
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  • 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.
  • 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
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  • 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.
  • 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.
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