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Dimetapp Cold And Allergy

(Phenylephrine / Brompheniramine)

  • Chewable tablet
  • Liquid
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Relieves congestion and allergy symptoms for kids.

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

  • 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.
  • 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.
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Side effects for Dimetapp Cold And Allergy (Phenylephrine / Brompheniramine)

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What to expect when you take Dimetapp Cold And Allergy (Phenylephrine / Brompheniramine)

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Tips from our pharmacists
  • 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.

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.

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Tips from pharmacists and people taking Dimetapp Cold And Allergy (Phenylephrine / Brompheniramine)

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  • Upsides and downsides from our pharmacists
  • Brompheniramine (the antihistamine) can cause dizziness, drowsiness, dry eyes/mouth, and constipation.