Compare Brotapp vs. Tylenol Cold And Flu Severe

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Brotapp
(Pseudoephedrine / Brompheniramine)

Tylenol Cold And Flu Severe
(Acetaminophen / Phenylephrine / Dextromethorphan / Guaifenesin)

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 cold and flu symptoms. Tylenol Cold And Flu Severe (Acetaminophen / Phenylephrine / Dextromethorphan / Guaifenesin) is an okay combination medicine that relieves cold and flu symptoms, so make sure you really need all of its ingredients.
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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.Tylenol Cold And Flu Severe (Acetaminophen / Phenylephrine / Dextromethorphan / Guaifenesin) is a combination medicine that treats cold and flu symptoms. Acetaminophen relieves pain and reduces fever. Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant. Phenylephrine is a decongestant that clears your sinuses. Guaifenesin is an expectorant that breaks up and thins out mucus.
Type of medication
BrotappTylenol Cold And Flu Severe
Over-the-counter
Over-the-counter
Available as
BrotappTylenol Cold And Flu Severe
  • Pill
  • Liquid
  • Pill
  • Liquid
Used for
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Risk factors for serious side effects
BrotappTylenol Cold And Flu Severe
  • 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
  • Age 65 years or older
  • Glaucoma
  • Benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH)
Detailed Brotapp (Pseudoephedrine / Brompheniramine) risks & warnings »
  • Drinking more than 2 alcoholic beverages a day
  • Taking with other Tylenol-containing medicines
  • History of liver disease
  • History of high blood pressure
  • Taking MAO inhibitors
  • Using other medications that affect serotonin
  • Women of childbearing age
  • History of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • History of smoking
Detailed Tylenol Cold And Flu Severe (Acetaminophen / Phenylephrine / Dextromethorphan / Guaifenesin) 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
BrotappTylenol Cold And Flu Severe
  • While taking this, avoid alcohol and other drugs that make you drowsy.
No alcohol related info.
Kidneys and liver
BrotappTylenol Cold And Flu Severe
No kidneys and liver related info.
  • To avoid hurting your liver, you have to keep track of the total amount of acetaminophen (APAP) you're taking since it's a very common ingredient in pain and cold/flu combination medicines.
Pain
BrotappTylenol Cold And Flu Severe
No pain related info.
  • The pain reliever (acetaminophen) is easier on your stomach and has fewer drug interactions than other pain medications like aspirin or ibuprofen.
  • To avoid hurting your liver, you have to keep track of the total amount of acetaminophen (APAP) you're taking since it's a very common ingredient in pain and cold/flu combination medicines.
Sleep
BrotappTylenol Cold And Flu Severe
  • Brompheniramine (the antihistamine) can make you dizzy and drowsy. It could increase the risk of falls for elderly people.
No sleep related info.
Upsides and benefits
BrotappTylenol Cold And Flu Severe
  • 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.
  • Tylenol Cold And Flu Severe (Acetaminophen / Phenylephrine / Dextromethorphan / Guaifenesin) is a combination medicine that relieves multiple cold symptoms. It's good to use if you have a stuffy nose, a cough, fever, and pain.
  • The decongestant (phenylephrine) 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.
  • The pain reliever (acetaminophen) is easier on your stomach and has fewer drug interactions than other pain medications like aspirin or ibuprofen.
Downsides and risks
BrotappTylenol Cold And Flu Severe
  • 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 all of the medications in this combination, you're taking extra medicine and might have extra side effects for no reason.
  • Phenylephrine doesn't last as long as other oral decongestants like pseudoephedrine.
  • You shouldn't use it if you have high blood pressure.
  • To avoid hurting your liver, you have to keep track of the total amount of acetaminophen (APAP) you're taking since it's a very common ingredient in pain and cold/flu combination medicines.
  • Two of the medications in this product could potentially work against each other. Guaifenesin makes mucus easier to cough up, while dextromethorphan stops you from coughing.
Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
BrotappTylenol Cold And Flu Severe
  • 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.
  • Phenylephrine, the decongestant, can make you restless, so don't take it too close to bedtime.
  • Don't crush, chew, or dissolve the caplets.
  • Follow age-specific dosing instructions on how much to take.
  • Contains acetaminophen, also known as Tylenol or APAP. Taking too much can cause liver failure and death. Don't take more than what's recommended on the package or with other Tylenol-containing products.
  • Let your doctor know if your symptoms don't improve in a few days, or if you have a really bad sore throat with a fever, headache, nausea, or vomiting.
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