Dimetapp

Active Ingredient(s): Brompheniramine + Phenylpropanolamine
FDA Approved: * November 8, 1960
Pharm Company: * WYETH CONS
Category: Allergies, Cough & Cold

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Dimetapp Overview

Dimetapp is a brand of over-the-counter cold and allergy medicines manufactured by Pfizer (formerly Wyeth). At one point, Dimetapp as a household word referred to a single combination preparation marketed to relieve symptoms of the common cold, containing brompheniramine (an antihistamine) and phenylephrine (decongestant replacing the formerly used pseudoephedrine, which itself replaced phenylpropanolamine). Variants were created, including Dimetapp DM with the addition of dextromethorphan (...

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formulary for dimetapp 1995

Why did the manufacturers change the formulary of Dimetapp Elixer about 15-17 years ago? ## I looked around online and couldn't find any specific details stating what the old formula contained. Do you happen to have any information on the what the ingredients used to be prior to the change? According to the manufacturer (Pfizer) the current formula contains: Brompheniramine Maleate 2mg + Phenylephrine Hydrochloride 5mg + Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide 10mg But maybe if you contacted them directly they'd have more background info on previous formulas. Their customer service hotline can be reached at: 800-762-4672 or 800-762-4675, Monday thru Friday between the hours of 9:00am and 5:00pm EST. I hope this helps!

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can my daughter usedimetapp?

My daughter is roughly 55-60 pounds but she is three can she use children's dimetapp cold&congestion? ## Hello, Summer! How are you and your daughter? As such a young age, it would be safest to check with her pediatrician, before giving her any medication. Some can be dosed according to weight, but some can't. It's just a good idea to check and be certain. Is there anything else I can help with?

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dimetapp allergy and cold medicine

Can I also take Claritin D medicine with dimetapp cold and allergy together? ## Hi Anne, From what I could gather, there are no drug interactions listed between the active ingredients in Claritin-D (loratadine + pseudoephedrine) and Dimetapp Cold & Allergy (brompheniramine + phenylephrine). So with that said, you shouldn't experience any problems taking the two medications together. However, I would always recommend consulting with your doctor first before making any changes to your current regimen. This way if certain side effects do occur, he or she would at least be aware of the situation ahead of time. I hope this helps!

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Contraindication of Dimetapp per g-tube

I read somewhere that Dimetapp is contraindicated through g-tubes. ## Do you remember where you read this? I've done several searches, but I am not finding anything that states it is not safe. Actually, I am finding the opposite, resources with instructions on how to give it, how much and how often.

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Dimetapp

small reddish brown round pill with IP 140 ## Based on the description provided, I found your pill to be Ibuprofen (200 mg). Ibuprofen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug used for relief of symptoms of arthritis, primary dysmenorrhea, fever, and as an analgesic. For more information about this drug, please refer to the link below... If you have any more questions or concerns, please post back and I will be happy to help you.

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ecr 6

ecr 6 white ## I'm finding this listed as a 6mg Brompherniramine tablet, commonly sold under the brand name Dimetapp, used to treat cold and allergy symptoms. Common side effects may include: nausea, drowsiness and dry mouth. You can read more here: Is there anything else I can help you with?

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nasatapp

What is the side effect? ## This is basically just another name for Dimetapp, it contains Brompheniramine and Phenylpropanolamine. This is used to treat colds and congestion.

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Brompheniramine + Phenylpropanolamine
  • Elixir: 2mg/5ml + 12.5mg/5ml
  • Tablet, Extended Release: 12mg + 75mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

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dimetapp allergy and cold medicine
Can I also take Claritin D medicine with dimetapp cold and allergy together? ## Hi Anne, From what I could gather, there... 1 reply
Dimetapp
small reddish brown round pill with IP 140 ## Based on the description provided, I found your pill to be Ibuprofen (200 ... 1 reply
formulary for dimetapp 1995
Why did the manufacturers change the formulary of Dimetapp Elixer about 15-17 years ago? ## I looked around online and c... 1 reply
Contraindication of Dimetapp per g-tube
I read somewhere that Dimetapp is contraindicated through g-tubes. ## Do you remember where you read this? I've done... 1 reply
Ok to take Childrens Tylenol and Childrens Dimetapp Cold together?
Is it Ok to take Children's Tylenol pain reliever and Children's Dimetapp Cold and Allergy together? My daughter... 6 replies
Children's Dimetapp Cold & Cough
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