BROMPHEN/PSEUDO/DEXTRO HBR SYRUP
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Drug Information For:
BROMFED DM SYRUP
Ingredient Name:PSEUDOEPHEDRINE (soo-doe-e-FED-rin), BROMPHENIRAMINE (brome-fen-EER-a-meen), and DEXTROMETHORPHAN (dex-troe-meth-OR-fan)
Common Uses:This medicine is a decongestant, antihistamine, and cough suppressant combination used to treat cough and to relieve congestion, sneezing, and watery eyes due to colds, flu, or allergies. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Before Using This Medicine:Some medicines or medical conditions may interact with this medicine. INFORM YOUR DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST of all prescription and over-the-counter medicine that you are taking. DO NOT TAKE THIS MEDICINE if you are taking droxidopa or sodium oxybate. DO NOT TAKE THIS MEDICINE if you are taking a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (such as furazolidone or selegiline) or if you have taken a monoamine oxidase inhibitor in the past 14 days. ADDITIONAL MONITORING OF YOUR DOSE OR CONDITION may be needed if you are also taking beta-blockers (such as metoprolol), bromocriptine, digoxin, entacapone, tolcapone, guanadrel, guanethidine, mecamylamine, methyldopa, reserpine, sibutramine, or tricyclic antidepressants (such as amitriptyline or imipramine). DO NOT START OR STOP any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval. Inform your doctor of any other medical conditions including a history of breathing problems (such as asthma, emphysema, or chronic bronchitis); chronic or persistent cough; cough that produces large amounts of mucous; diabetes; enlarged prostate; blockage of the stomach, intestines, or bladder; ulcer; blood vessel problems; adrenal gland problems; glaucoma; high blood pressure; heart problems; difficulty urinating; overactive thyroid; seizures; sleep apnea; trouble sleeping; smoking; allergies; pregnancy; or breast-feeding. USE OF THIS MEDICINE IS NOT RECOMMENDED if you have severe high blood pressure or severe coronary artery disease. Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns about using this medicine.
How to Use This Medicine:Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor or on the package. THIS MEDICINE MAY BE TAKEN WITH FOOD if it upsets your stomach. STORE THIS MEDICINE at room temperature in a tightly-closed container, away from heat and light. IF YOU MISS A DOSE OF THIS MEDICINE and you are using it regularly, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do NOT take 2 doses at once.
Cautions:DO NOT TAKE THIS MEDICINE if you have had an allergic reaction to it or are allergic to any ingredient in this product. DO NOT EXCEED THE RECOMMENDED DOSE or take this medicine for longer than prescribed without checking with your doctor. KEEP ALL DOCTOR AND LABORATORY APPOINTMENTS while you are taking this medicine. THIS MEDICINE MAY AFFECT CERTAIN LAB TEST RESULTS, including allergy skin tests. Make sure laboratory personnel and your doctors know you use this medicine. BEFORE YOU HAVE ANY MEDICAL OR DENTAL TREATMENTS, EMERGENCY CARE, OR SURGERY, tell the doctor or dentist that you are using this medicine. Check with your doctor before drinking alcohol while you are taking this medicine. THIS MEDICINE WILL ADD TO THE EFFECTS of alcohol and other depressants (such as sleep aids or tranquilizers). Ask your pharmacist if you have questions about which medicines are depressants. THIS MEDICINE MAY CAUSE DIZZINESS OR DROWSINESS. DO NOT DRIVE, OPERATE MACHINERY, OR DO ANYTHING ELSE THAT COULD BE DANGEROUS until you know how you react to this medicine. Using this medicine alone, with other medicines, or with alcohol may lessen your ability to drive or to perform other potentially dangerous tasks. BEFORE YOU BEGIN TAKING ANY NEW MEDICINES, either prescription or over-the-counter, check with your doctor or pharmacist. This includes other cough-cold products or medicines that cause drowsiness. DO NOT TAKE DIET OR APPETITE CONTROL MEDICINES while you are taking this medicine without checking with your doctor. IF YOU HAVE TROUBLE SLEEPING, ask your pharmacist or doctor about the best time of day to take this medicine. PHENYLKETONURICS: Some brands of this medicine contain aspartame and phenylalanine. If you have phenylketonuria (PKU) or any other condition where you must restrict your intake of phenylalanine, consult your doctor or pharmacist regarding the safe use of this medicine. CAUTION IS ADVISED WHEN USING THIS MEDICINE IN THE ELDERLY because they may be more sensitive to the effects of the medicine especially dizziness, drowsiness, and confusion. CAUTION IS ADVISED WHEN USING THIS MEDICINE IN CHILDREN because they may be more sensitive to the effects of the medicine especially excitability. FOR WOMEN: IF YOU PLAN ON BECOMING PREGNANT, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using this medicine during pregnancy, especially during the last 3 months of pregnancy. SOME OF THE INGREDIENTS IN THIS MEDICINE are excreted in breast milk. DO NOT BREAST-FEED while using this medicine.
Possible Side Effects:SIDE EFFECTS that may occur while taking this medicine include drowsiness; dry mouth, nose, and throat; dizziness; headache; nausea; vomiting; diarrhea; excitability; constipation; or stomach discomfort. If they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you experience sensitivity to light, mental or mood changes, nervousness, trouble sleeping, involuntary trembling, disturbed coordination, loss of appetite, difficult or frequent urination, unusual weakness or tiredness, vision changes, or unusual bruising or bleeding. CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY if you experience fast or irregular heartbeat, hallucinations, seizures, or chest pain or tightness. An allergic reaction to this medicine is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include rash, severe dizziness, itching, swelling, or trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your healthcare provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Overdose:If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include severe or persistent nausea or vomiting, severe drowsiness, deep sleep, flushed face, hallucinations, excitability, persistent trouble sleeping, slow or shallow breathing, involuntary shaking, irregular heartbeat, seizures, hot or cold skin, large/unchanging pupils, and loss of consciousness.
Additional Information:If your symptoms do not improve within 5 days or if you develop a high fever, rash, or persistent headache, check with your doctor. DO NOT SHARE THIS MEDICINE with others for whom it was not prescribed. DO NOT USE THIS MEDICINE for other health conditions. KEEP THIS MEDICINE out of the reach of children and pets. CHECK WITH YOUR PHARMACIST about how to dispose of unused medicine.
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