BROMPHEN-PSEUDOEPH TANNATES

Brompheniramin and Pseudoeph Tannates is a drug combination that treats the symptoms caused by the common cold, flu, allergies, hay fever or other breathing illnesses like sinusitis and bronchitis.

Brompheniramin is an antihistamine. It works by reducing the effects of natural chemical histamine in the body that causes symptoms such as watery eyes; itchy eyes, nose, throat; runny nose and sneezing. Decongestant works by relieving stuffy nose and ear congestion symptoms.

This combination medication is used to treat symptoms of the common cold or seasonal allergies such as runny or stuffy nose, sneezing, itchy or watery eyes. This medication may also be used in other conditions to be determined by your doctor.

Do not take this drug if you have used an MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days. Examples of MAOIs are Isocarboxazid, Linezolid, Methylene Blue Injection, Phenelzine, Rasagiline, Selegiline, or Tranylcypromine.

Do not give it to children especially younger than 6 years unless specifically directed by the doctor. Discuss with your doctor the risk of taking this drug.

Common side effects of this drug may include:

  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Dry mouth, nose, throat
  • Headache
  • upset stomac
  • constipation
  • Trouble sleeping may occur.

Notify your doctor promptly if any of these symptoms persist or worsen.

Serious side effects, although unlikely may occur, including:

  • Mental or Mood Changes (such as Confusion, Hallucinations)
  • Ringing in the Ears
  • Difficulty Urinating
  • Blurred or Double Vision
  • Fast or Irregular Heartbeat
  • Seizure
  • Allergic Reaction such as Rashes, Itching or Swelling.

Seek immediate medical attention if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur.

Precautions

Before taking this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist:

  • If you are allergic to any of its ingredients; or if you have any other allergies.
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you have plans of surgery.
  • Your medical history, especially of:
    • Breathing Problems (Such as Asthma, Emphysema)
    • Diabetes
    • Glaucoma
    • Heart Problems
    • High Blood Pressure
    • Kidney Problems
    • Liver Disease
    • Seizures
    • Stomach/Intestinal Problems (Such as Ulcers, Blockage)
    • Overactive Thyroid (Hyperthyroidism)
    • Difficulty Urinating (Such as Due To Enlarged Prostate)

This drug may cause dizziness, drowsiness or blurred vision. Avoid activities requiring alertness or clear vision such as driving until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Limit the use of alcohol and certain other medications that cause drowsiness.

Older adults and children may be more sensitive to the side effects of this drug, especially dizziness, drowsiness, mental or mood changes, constipation, fast heartbeat, trouble urinating, or blood pressure changes.

 

Interactions

Drug interactions may either lessen the effectiveness of this drug or heighten the risk for severe side effects. It’s important to inform your doctor all the medication including prescription and non-prescription and herbal medicines you are taking or going to take.

Possible interactions with this drug are:

  • 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
  • MAO inhibitors such as Isocarboxazid, Linezolid, Methylene Blue, Moclobemide, Phenelzine, Procarbazine, Rasagiline, Selegiline, Tranylcypromine
  • Opioid Pain or Cough Relievers such as Codeine, Hydrocodone
  • alcohol
  • Drugs for Sleep or Anxiety such as Alprazolam, Lorazepam, Zolpidem
  • Muscle Relaxants such as Carisoprodol, Cyclobenzaprine
  • Other Antihistamines such as Cetirizine and Diphenhydramine

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.

Call emergency hotline if someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing.

Symptoms of overdose may include: 

  • Irregular Heartbeat
  • Hallucinations
  • Fainting
  • Seizures

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