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Introduction of Chlorpheniramine Maleate

This medication may be taken with or without food preferably one hour before you travel. Take it in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. But, before taking it, inform doctor if you are suffering from depression and taking its medicines.

Dizziness may occur as its side effect, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus. You should avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine, as it may cause excessive sleepiness.

Introduction of Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide

This medicine is taken by mouth with or without food. You should take it in a proper dose and duration as advised by the doctor. Remember dosage is decided on the basis of type of medicine (syrup or lozenge), age and present medical condition of the person. It is important to finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. In case you have missed any dose, take it as soon as you remember it. Its beneficial to have plenty of fluids while taking this medication.

It is important to note that you should never support self medication or recommend your medicine to other person. Keep out of reach of children as overdose of this medicine can be dangerous. This medicine may cause dizziness as a side effect, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus. Rashes and diarrhea may also occur in many individuals.

Uses of Chlorpheniramine Maleate

Uses of Phenylpropanolamine

Uses of Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide

Side effects of Chlorpheniramine Maleate

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Phenbro D

  • Dryness in mouth
  • Sleepiness
  • Drowsiness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea

Side effects of Phenylpropanolamine

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Phenbro D

  • Systemic hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Nausea
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Palpitations

Side effects of Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Phenbro D

  • Sleepiness
  • Dizziness
  • Excitement
  • Confusion
  • Convulsion
  • Respiratory depression
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Rash

How Chlorpheniramine Maleate works

Phenbro D Syrup is an antiallergic medication. When your body is exposed to an allergen (pollen, animal dander, house dust etc.), it produces a chemical called histamine. This causes watery eyes, runny or blocked nose, sneezing, skin rashes, itching etc. Phenbro D Syrup works by blocking the action of histamine, thereby relieving these symptoms.

How Phenylpropanolamine works

Phenylpropanolamine belongs to a class of medications called nasal decongestants. It stimulates receptors on blood vessels in the nose and sinuses leading to its constriction and reduction in blood flow thereby relieving congestion.
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How Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide works

Phenbro D Syrup is an antitussive (cough suppressants). It suppresses cough by reducing the activity of cough centre in the brain.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Phenbro D Syrup.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Phenbro D Syrup may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Phenbro D Syrup during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Phenbro D Syrup may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Phenbro D Syrup is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Phenbro D Syrup may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
UNSAFE
Phenbro D Syrup is probably unsafe to use in patients with liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

Chlorpheniramine Maleate

  • Avoid driving or operating dangerous machinery as it may decrease alertness.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Chlorpheniramine Maleate, as it may cause excessive sleepiness or drowsiness.

Phenylpropanolamine

  • Do not continue phenylpropanolamine for more than 7 days if your condition does not improve or if you have high fever.
  • Tell your doctor if you have high blood pressure, heart problems, liver or kidney disease, diabetes, prostate enlargement or visual problems due to increased pressure in the eyes (glaucoma).
  • Seek immediate medical attention and discontinue medication if you experience difficulty in breathing, sudden swelling or skin reactions, fits, rapid heartbeat or hallucinations.
  • Use with caution if you are a woman or an elderly patient. Woman may be at a higher risk of haemorrhagic stroke (bleeding in the brain).
  • Avoid driving or operating machinery if you feel dizzy or drowsy after taking phenylpropanolamine.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Do not take if allergic to phenylpropanolamine or any of its ingredients.

Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide

  • You have been prescribed Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide for the symptomatic relief of dry cough.
  • It is usually taken for a short time, until the symptoms clear up.
  • Allow the lozenge or disintegrating strip to dissolve in your mouth. Do not chew or swallow.
  • Measure the syrup with a special dose-measuring spoon or cup, not a regular table spoon. 
  • Drink extra fluids to help loosen the congestion and lubricate your throat while you are taking this medication.
  • It should not be administered to patients with chronic cough or where cough is accompanied by excessive secretions.
  • Inform your doctor if your cough lasts more than 7 days, comes back, or occurs with fever, rash or headache. These could be signs of a serious condition.

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Patient Concerns

Patient Concerns

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Cough with cold, was having fever 3 days earlier, please suggest syrup for cough Is Broxyl d syrup helpful.
Dr. Gopal Samdani
Paediatrics
There are many underlying causes of your symptoms. Different cause needs different treatment. Specific treatment cannot be given unless we establish exact underlying cause. Diagnosis can not be done without clinical examination. Please visit me or any other Paediatrician. will take detail history and will examine your child in detail. At time may ask you relevant investigations if necessary. All information will be used to determine exact underlying cause of problem. Depending upon cause will prescribe you treatment. Your child may need antibiotics. It is mandatory for the customer to have a prescription for the medicines he/she is procuring. Valid prescription cannot be given without diagnosis.
My baby is 3.5 months old. Since her birth we are giving her Vit D syrup.(Uprise D, Vitomin D). Massage is continued with figaro oil, but her skin is getting rough or less soft. Could you pls suggest any oil or something that we should give her for softening her skin? Also any syrup apart from Vit D need to b given now?
Dr. Gopal Samdani
Paediatrics
Dr need a provisional diagnosis to suggest you investigations or give opinion or advice medicine. In present situation provisional diagnosis cannot be done without taking into consideration details of history and findings of clinical examination and reports of investigations done. Final diagnosis is done after further investigations if needed. Advice given without doing clinical examination and diagnosis can be imperfect or some time harmful to patient. Please visit me or any other Paediatrician.
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FAQs

Chlorpheniramine Maleate

Q. Does chlorpheniramine or chlorpheniramine maleate cause increase in blood pressure/ drowsy/non drowsy/sedating/get you high/keep you awake/sleepiness/make you tired/weight gain?

Chlorpheniramine causing these side effects is common or rare. Always consult your doctor, if you experience any of these side effects

Q. Is chlorpheniramine like Benadryl?

No, chlorpheniramine is different from Benadryl

Q. Is chlorpheniramine prescription?

Yes, it is available with doctor’s prescription only

Q. Can I take chlorpheniramine or chlorpheniramine maleate with Panadol/ cetirizine /Zyrtec/ Allegra/ warfarin/ diphenhydramine/ ibuprofen/Claritin/guaifenesin/Benadryl?

Yes, but taking other medicines may alter the effects of chlorpheniramine. Always consult your doctor for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required

Q. Does chlorpheniramine contain aspirin?

No, it does not contain aspirin in it. Chlorpheniramine is a different drug than aspirin.
Phenylpropanolamine

Q. Is phenylpropanolamine the same as phenylephrine?

Phenylpropanolamine and phenylephrine are different drugs belonging to the same class of medications (nasal decongestants). Both are used to relieve blocked nose or sinuses caused by common cold and seasonal nasal allergies (hay fever)

Q. Does Phenylpropanolamine cause stroke?

Phenylpropanolamine has shown to increase the risk of hemorrhagic stroke (bleeding in the brain). Women are at a higher risk.

Q. Is Phenylpropanolamine a controlled substance?

Phenylpropanolamine is a controlled substance since it can be used for manufacturing of illegal drugs

Q. Is Phenylpropanolamine still on the market?

Phenylpropanolamine is banned in India due to increased risk of haemorrhagic stroke (bleeding in the brain) and is no longer marketed in India
Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide

Q. Is dextromethorphan a steroid/an opiate/an antihistamine/ a narcotic/an NSAID/a controlled substance/contain alcohol/have codeine?

Dextromethorphan is a decongestant and not a steroid, antihistamine, opiate, NSAID or narcotic, but can have addictive effects if taken at large doses than recommended. It does not contain codeine or alcohol. It is not a controlled substance

Q. Does dextromethorphan work/ how much dextromethorphan can i take for cough?

Dextromethorphan works for most of the patient. It should be taken in amounts exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Cough medicine is usually taken only for a short time until your symptoms clear up. Do not use the medication in larger amounts, or use it for longer than recommended

Q. Is dextromethorphan safe/ does dextromethorphan makes you sleepy/make you tired/ raise blood sugar?

Dextromethorphan causes mild sedation effect thus can make you feel sleepy. It does not raise blood sugar or make you tired. Dextromethorphan is generally safe if taken at recommended doses and duration

Q. Can i take dextromethorphan with high blood pressure/ safe for high blood pressure/ raise blood pressure/ thin blood?

Though it isn't reported, but it should be used carefully in people with high blood pressure, as dextromethorphan may cause high blood pressure and the effectiveness of dextromethorphan is decreased by high blood pressure medications

Q. Can I take dextromethorphan with benzonatate/acetaminophen/codeine/ibuprofen/ diphenhydramine/pseudoephedrine/guaifenesin/Tamiflu/Benadryl?

Drug interaction with any of the above mentioned drugs is not documented, but it can occur. Always follow your doctor's advice before taking any medicine with dextromethorphan.
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