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    Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide + Diphenhydramine

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    Dextromethorphan hydrobromide + diphenhydramine uses

    Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide+Diphenhydramine is used in the treatment of dry cough.

    How dextromethorphan hydrobromide + diphenhydramine works

    Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide is a cough suppressant which relieves cough by reducing the activity of cough centre in the brain. Diphenhydramine is an antiallergic which helps reduce cough associated with allergies by blocking the effects of a chemical messenger, histamine.

    Common side effects of dextromethorphan hydrobromide + diphenhydramine

    Stomach upset, Stomach pain / epigastric pain, Sleepiness, Dizziness, Coordination impaired, Thickened respiratory tract secretions
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    Written By
    Dr. Sakshi Sharma
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Ashish Ranjan
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    04 Apr 2019 | 03:09 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide + Diphenhydramine

    • Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide + Diphenhydramine helps relieve dry persistent cough.
    • 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 may cause dizziness and drowsiness. Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration.
    • Avoid consuming alcohol while taking Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide + Diphenhydramine as it can cause excessive drowsiness.
    • Inform your doctor if your cough lasts more than 7 days, comes back, or occurs with fever, rash or headache that lasts. These could be signs of a serious condition.

    Content on this page was last updated on 04 April, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)