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.
Clears your sinuses. Sudafed Pe (Phenylephrine) is a good medication for relieving stuffy nose. It doesn't work as well as pseudoephedrine (Sudafed), but it has fewer side effects.
How it works
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.
Sudafed Pe (Phenylephrine) is a decongestant. It narrows blood vessels and reduces swelling in your nasal passages to make breathing easier.
› Works to clear nasal congestion and helps you breathe better.
› Helpful in relieving congestion-related headaches.
› Has fewer side effects than other decongestants like pseudoephedrine.
› It doesn't raise your blood pressure and heart rate as much, or cause as much trouble falling asleep.
› Doesn't give you rebound congestion (worse symptoms when you stop taking it) like nasal spray decongestants do.
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.
› Phenylephrine doesn't last as long as other decongestants like pseudoephedrine (Sudafed).
› You shouldn't use it if you have high blood pressure.
› Can make your heart race or make you feel anxious and restless.
› Shouldn't use it before you want to sleep.
› Not as effective after using it for 4 days in a row.
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 30 minutes.
› Phenylephrine can make you restless, so don't take it too close to bedtime.
› It's in other cold and flu combination medicines. Read labels closely so you don't accidentally double up and take too much of it in a day.
› Follow age-specific dosing instructions on how much to take.
› Let your doctor know if your symptoms don't improve in a few days.