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brompheniramine (Rx, OTC)Brand and Other Names:Dimetane, Respa-BR

 
 
 

Dosing & Uses

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Dosage Forms & Strengths

tablet extended release

  • 11mg

oral suspension

  • 12mg/5mL

oral liquid

  • 1mg/1mL
  • 2 mg/5mL
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Allergies

4 mg PO q4-6hr (no more than 24 mg qDay) PRN

Extended release: 8-12 mg tablet PO q12hr or 12-24 mg capsule PO qDay

Other Indications & Uses

Perennial & seasonal allergic & vasomotor rhinitis, relief of symptoms from colds, urticaria, angioedema, anaphylactic reactions, pruritus, allergic conjunctivitis

Dosage Forms & Strengths

tablet

  • 11mg

oral suspension

  • 12mg/5mL

liquid

  • 1mg/mL
  • 2mg/5mL
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<12 Years Old

0.5 mg/kg/day divided q6hr PO 

Nonanticholinergic antihistamines should be considered first when treating allergic reactions (Beers Criteria)

Avoid use in elderly because of high incidence of anticholinergic effects

Clearance reduced with advanced age, greater risk of confusion, dry mouth, constipation, and other anticholinergic effects and toxicity

May exacerbate existing lower urinary conditions or benign prostatic hyperplasia

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Interactions

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            Adverse Effects

            Varies in incidence & severity with the individual drug; also individual patients vary in susceptibility

            Frequency Not Defined

            CNS depression

            Drowsiness

            Sedation ranging from mild drowsiness to deep sleep (most frequent)

            Dizziness

            Lassitude

            Disturbed coordination

            Muscular weakness

            Restlessness, insomnia, tremors, euphoria, nervousness, delirium, palpitation, seizures is less common

            Epigastric distress

            Anorexia

            Nausea

            Vomiting

            Diarrhea

            Constipation

            Cholestasis, hepatitis, hepatic failure, hepatic function abnormality, jaundice is rare

            Tachycardia, palpitation ECG changes (eg, widened QRS)

            Arrhythmias (eg, extrasystole, heart block)

            Hypotension

            Hypertension

            Dizziness, sedation, and hypotension may occur in geriatric patients

            Dryness of mouth, nose, and throat

            Dysuria

            Urinary retention

            Impotence

            Vertigo

            Visual disturbances

            Blurred vision

            Diplopia; tinnitus

            Acute labyrinthitis

            Insomnia

            Tremors

            Nervousness

            Irritability

            Facial dyskinesia

            Tightness of the chest

            Thickening of bronchial secretions

            Wheezing

            Nasal stuffiness

            Sweating

            Chills

            Early menses

            Toxic psychosis

            Headache

            Faintness

            Paresthesia

            Agranulocytosis

            Hemolytic anemia

            Leukopenia

            Thrombocytopenia

            Pancytopenia

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            Warnings

            Contraindications

            Documented hypersensitivity

            Lower respiratory disease, eg, asthma (controversial)

            Preemies & neonates

            Nursing women

            Caution

            Caution in narrow angle glaucoma, prostatic hypertrophy, stenosing peptic ulcer, pyloroduodenal obstruction, or bladder neck obstruction

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            Pregnancy & Lactation

            Pregnancy Category: C

            Lactation: excretion in milk unknown/contraindicated

            Pregnancy Categories

            A:Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

            B:May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

            C:Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

            D:Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

            X:Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

            NA:Information not available.

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            Pharmacology

            Mechanism of Action

            Histamine H1-receptor antagonist

            Pharmacokinetics

            Half-Life: 11.8-34.7 hr

            Onset: 30 min

            Peak Plasma Time: 2-5 hr

            Vd: 11.7 L/kg

            Metabolism: mainly liver

            Metabolites: Propionic acid derivative conjugated with glycine

            Excretion: urine

            Antihistamine activity: high

            Sedative effect: Low

            Anticholinergic effects: Moderate

            Duration

            • Antihistamine: 3-9 hr, may last 48 hr
            • Antipruritic: 9-24 hr
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            Tier Description
            1 This drug is available at the lowest co-pay. Most commonly, these are generic drugs.
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            4 This drug is available at a higher level co-pay. Most commonly, these are "non-preferred" brand drugs or specialty prescription products.
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            6 This drug is available at a higher level co-pay. Most commonly, these are "non-preferred" brand drugs or specialty prescription products.
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