Highlights for brompheniramine
brompheniramine Side Effects
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:\n-allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue\n-breathing problems\n-changes in vision\n-chest pain\n-fast, irregular heartbeat\n-fear, anxiety, restless, tremor\n-fever, sore throat\n-hallucinations\n-high blood pressure\n-seizures\n-trouble passing urine\n-unusual bleeding or bruising\n-unusually weak or tired\n\nSide effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):\n-clumsy\n-dry mouth, nose, throat\n-flushed, red skin\n-headache\n-loss of appetite\n-stomach upset, nausea
brompheniramine May Interact with Other Medications
Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:\n-MAOIs like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, and Parnate\n\nThis medicine may also interact with the following medications:\n-alcohol\n-barbiturates, like phenobarbital\n-medicines for bladder spasm like oxybutynin, tolterodine\n-medicines for blood pressure\n-medicines for depression, anxiety, or psychotic disturbances\n-medicines for movement abnormalities or Parkinson's disease\n-medicines for sleep\n-other medicines for cold, cough or allergy\n-some medicines for the stomach like chlordiazepoxide, dicyclomine
How to Use brompheniramine
Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take with food or milk. Do not crush or chew. Take your doses at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.\n\nTalk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 6 years old for selected conditions, precautions do apply.\n\nPatients over 60 years old may have a stronger reaction and need a smaller dose.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:\n-asthma\n-glaucoma\n-heart disease\n-high blood pressure\n-prostate disease\n-stomach ulcer\n-taking MAOIs like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, and Parnate\n-trouble passing urine\n-thyroid disease\n-an unusual or allergic reaction to brompheniramine, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives\n-pregnant or trying to become pregnant\n-breast-feeding
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.
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular check ups. Tell your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if they get worse.\n\nYour 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.\n\nThis 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.\n\nYou 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.
Keep out of the reach of children.\n\nStore at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Keep in a tight light resistant container. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
What does the pill look like?
brompheniramine, Boca Pharmacal Inc a Qualitest Company, 6mg
brompheniramine, Larken Laboratories, 6mg
Last Updated: March 18, 2009