Brompheniramine-pseudoephedrine Oral Suspension
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Highlights for brompheniramine-pseudoephedrine
BROMPHENIRAMINE; PSEUDOEPHEDRINE (brome fen IR a meen; soo doe e FED rin) is a combination of an antihistamine and a decongestant. It is used to treat the symptoms of allergy and colds. This medicine will not treat an infection.
This drug also comes in other forms, including Oral capsule, Oral syrup, Oral solution, Oral drops solution, Oral tablet
This drug can cause serious side effects. See which side effects you should report to your doctor right away.
Know how to use your medication, and learn what might happen if you miss a dose.
Talk to your healthcare provider if you have any of these conditions.
Know what to watch for and get tips for reducing your risks while taking this drug.
Brompheniramine-pseudoephedrine Side Effects
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
- allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
- anxiety, fear
- change in vision
- cold, clammy skin
- difficulty passing urine
- fast or irregular heartbeat
- feeling faint or lightheaded, falls
- high blood pressure
- trouble breathing
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
- loss of appetite
- nervous, restless
- stomach upset, nausea
- trouble sleeping
Brompheniramine-pseudoephedrine May Interact with Other Medications
Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
- MAOIs like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, and Parnate
- some medicines for migraine headaches
- stimulant medicines for attention disorders, weight loss, or to stay awake
This medicine may also interact with the following medications:
- barbiturates, like phenobarbital
- medicines for blood pressure
- medicines for chest pain, heart disease, high blood pressure or heart rhythm problems
- medicines for depression, anxiety, or psychotic disturbances
- medicines for sleep
- other medicines for cold, cough or allergy
- some herbal or nutritional supplements
- some medicines for Parkinson's disease
How to Use brompheniramine-pseudoephedrine
Take this medicine by mouth with a full glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Shake well before using. Use a specially marked spoon or dropper to measure each dose. Ask your pharmacist if you do not have one. Household spoons are not accurate. You can take it with or without food. If it upsets your stomach, take it with food. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take it more often than directed.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
Patients over 65 years old may have a stronger reaction and need a smaller dose.What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?
They need to know if you have any of the following conditions:
- difficulty passing urine
- heart disease
- high blood pressure
- taken an MAOI like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, or Parnate in last 14 days
- thyroid disease
- ulcer or other stomach problem
- an unusual or allergic reaction to brompheniramine, pseudoephedrine, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
- pregnant or trying to get pregnant
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.What should I watch for while using this medicine?
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular check ups. Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.
Your mouth may get dry. Chewing sugarless gum or sucking hard candy, and drinking plenty of water may help. Contact your doctor if the problem does not go away or is severe.
This medicine may cause dry eyes and blurred vision. If you wear contact lenses you may feel some discomfort. Lubricating drops may help. See your eye doctor if the problem does not go away or is severe.
You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells. Alcohol may interfere with the effect of this medicine. Avoid alcoholic drinks.Where should I keep my medicine?
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store between 8 and 30 degrees C (46 and 86 degrees F). Do not freeze. Protect from light. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.