Over-the-counterLower-cost generic availableClass: Respiratory

Dimetapp Cold And Allergy

(phenylephrine / brompheniramine)

Over-the-counterLower-cost generic availableClass: Respiratory
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4.54Dimetapp Cold And Allergy

Relieves congestion and allergy symptoms for kids.

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Our bottom line

Dimetapp Cold And Allergy (Phenylephrine / Brompheniramine) is good for multiple nasal symptoms, but it can make you really drowsy.

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.
People’s experience with Dimetapp Cold And Allergy

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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.
How it works

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.

People’s experience with Dimetapp Cold And Allergy

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Dosage forms
  • Chewable tablet
  • Liquid
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Side effect rates for Dimetapp Cold And Allergy (phenylephrine / brompheniramine)

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Risks and Warnings for Dimetapp Cold And Allergy (phenylephrine / brompheniramine)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Taking with alcohol
    • Taking with other medicines that make you less alert

    Dimetapp Cold And Allergy (Phenylephrine / Brompheniramine) lowers your ability to focus, think, and react. Be careful and avoid activities that require you to be alert, such as driving a car or operating machinery, until you know how this medication affects you.

Common concerns from people taking Dimetapp Cold And Allergy (phenylephrine / brompheniramine)

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  • Brompheniramine (the antihistamine) can cause dizziness, drowsiness, dry eyes/mouth, and constipation.