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Dimetane

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(Generic versions may still be available.)

Dimetane
(brompheniramine, phenylpropanolamine, codeine)

DRUG DESCRIPTION


The product is a bluish pink to pink syrup with a raspberry flavor. Each 5 mL (1 teaspoonful) contains:

    Brompheniramine Maleate, USP ........................................2 mg

    Phenylpropanolamine Hydrochloride, USP .........................12.5 mg

    *Codeine Phosphate, USP .................................................10 mg

    *(WARNING: May be habit forming)

    Alcohol ..................................................................... 1.2%

    In a palatable aromatic vehicle

    Brompheniramine Maleate, USP: 2-Pyridinepropanamine,r-(4-bromophenyl)N, N-dimethyl-,(Z)-butenedioate(l:l).

    Phenylpropanolamine Hydrochloride, USP: Benzenemethanol, a-(1-aminoethyl)-hydrochloride, (R*,S*)-( + ).

    Codeine Phosphate, USP: Morphinan-6-01, 7,8,-didehydro-4,5-epoxy-3-methoxy-17- methyl-&,6a)-,phosphate (1:l) (salt), hemihydrate.

    Antihistamine/Nasal Decongestan/Antitussive syrup for oral administratton.

INACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Citric Acid, USP; FD&C Blue No. 1; FD&C Red No. 40; Flavor; Glycerin, USP; Menthol, USP; Methylparaben, NF; Propylene Glycol, USP; Purified Water, USP; Sodium Benzoate, NF; Sodium Citrate, USP and Sorbitol Solution, USP.

What are the possible side effects of brompheniramine (Bromax, Dimetane Extentab, J-Tan PD, Siltane, VaZol)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using brompheniramine and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • fast or uneven heart rate;
  • mood changes;
  • tremor, seizure (convulsions);
  • easy bruising or bleeding, unusual weakness;
  • feeling short of breath; or
  • urinating less than usual or not at all.

Less serious side effects may...

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Last reviewed on RxList: 12/8/2004
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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