Drug ID: 2d00000062
Drug Name: Brompheniramine
Generic Names: Brovex | Dimetane | Bromax
Legal Status: Non Opioid Prescription only drug
Indication for Mother: Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Recommended Dose: The recommended dose is 1 or 2 tablets (12mg) every 12-hour.
Recommended In: This medication is an antihistamine agent, prescribed for respiratory allergies, common cold, itching, hives (urticaria) and other allergic reactions. The medication works by inhibiting the effect of histamines in the body and thereby reducing the symptoms caused due to allergic reactions.
Directions For Use: It is available in various forms like tablet, capsule and liquid to take by mouth, with or without food. It also comes in combination with other cough and cold medications.
Storage: Store it at room temperature, and in an airtight container.
Dosage Forms: Tablet | Capsule | Syrup
Side Effects: Most Common- Drowsiness, confusion, dizziness, dryness of mouth, nose, and throat, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, headache and chest congestion.
Serious- Vision problems and difficulty in urinating.
In Case of Overdose: If overdose is suspected, contact a poison control center or emergency room immediately.
Avoid If: It should not be administered in newborns, patients with increased eye pressure, peptic ulcer, asthma, respiratory diseases, urinary problem, MAOI therapy; hypersensitivity.
Caution should be exercised in patients with asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, or other breathing problems, hypertension, increased eye pressure, ulcers, prostate enlargement, heart disease, high blood pressure, epilepsy, or an overactive thyroid gland, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Avoid alcohol consumption while taking this medication.
Drug Interaction: Some products that may interact with this drug include: antihistamines applied to the skin (such as diphenhydramine cream, ointment, spray), blood pressure medications (especially reserpine, guanethidine, methyldopa, beta blockers such as atenolol, or calcium channel blockers such as nifedipine).
Taking MAO inhibitors with this medication may cause a serious (possibly fatal) drug interaction. Avoid taking MAO inhibitors (isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue, moclobemide, phenelzine, procarbazine, rasagiline, selegiline, tranylcypromine) during treatment with this medication. Most MAO inhibitors should also not be taken for two weeks before treatment with this medication. Ask your doctor when to start or stop taking this medication.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking other products that cause drowsiness including alcohol, antihistamines (such as cetirizine, diphenhydramine), drugs for sleep or anxiety (such as alprazolam, diazepam, zolpidem), muscle relaxants, and narcotic pain relievers (such as codeine).
Check the labels on all your medicines (such as cough-and-cold products, diet aids) because they may contain ingredients that could affect your blood pressure or cause drowsiness. Ask your pharmacist about using those products safely.
This medication may interfere with certain medical/laboratory tests (including brain scan for Parkinson's disease), possibly causing false test results. Make sure laboratory personnel and all your doctors know you use this drug.