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Dimetapp Cold And Allergy (Phenylephrine / Brompheniramine)

Over-the-counter
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.

4.5/ 7 average rating with 24 reviewsforDimetapp Cold And Allergy
Treats allergy symptoms and congestion.

Allegra-D (fexofenadine / pseudoephedrine) is a combination allergy medicine that's useful if you have congestion and runny nose.

Upsides
  • 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.
  • Allegra-D (fexofenadine / pseudoephedrine) contains two medicines that work in different ways to help relieve multiple symptoms including nasal congestion and allergies.
  • Available without a prescription in the drugstore.
Downsides
  • 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.
  • You must show a photo ID to purchase this medicine from behind the pharmacy counter. There's a maximum limit on how much Allegra-D (fexofenadine / pseudoephedrine) you can buy at a time.
  • Allegra-D (fexofenadine / pseudoephedrine) can have more side effects (such as increased blood pressure and difficulty sleeping) than Allegra since it has pseudoephedrine in it.
  • If you have severe high blood pressure or heart disease you can't take this medicine. If you have kidney damage, you may not be able to take Allegra-D (fexofenadine / pseudoephedrine).
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Dosage forms
  • Chewable tablet
  • Liquid
  • Pill
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Reviews
24 
58%
think this treatment is worth it
29%
think this treatment works well
8%
think this treatment is a hassle

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Side effects
The Dimetapp Cold And Allergy (Phenylephrine / Brompheniramine) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
10possible side effects
  • Headache
    13%
  • Trouble sleeping
    13%
  • Nausea
    7%
  • Dry Mouth
    3%
  • Indigestion
    3%
  • Throat irritation
    2%
  • Dizziness
    2%
  • Agitation
    2%
  • Back pain
    2%
  • Palpitations
    2%
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Risks and warnings
  • Driving impairment

    Taking with alcohol

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Harm to fetus

    Women of childbearing age

  • High blood pressure

    History of high blood pressure

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Antihistamine side effects

    Age 65 years or older

    ...and 2 more risk factors

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  • Driving impairment

    Taking with alcohol

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • High blood pressure

    History of high blood pressure

  • Heart problems

    History of heart problems

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Seizure

    History of seizure

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