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Dimetane

Discontinued Warning IconPlease Note: This Brand Name drug is no longer available in the US.
(Generic versions may still be available.)

Side Effects
Interactions

SIDE EFFECTS

The most frequent adverse reactions to this product are: sedation; dryness of mouth, nose and throat; thickening of bronchial secretions; dizziness. Other adverse reactions may include:

DRUG ABUSE AND DEPENDENCE

Codeine can produce a drug dependence of the morphine type, and therefore has the potential for being abused. Psychic dependence, physical dependence, physical dependence and tolerance may develop upon repeated administration of this drug and it should be prescribed and administered with the same degree of caution appropriate to the use of other oral narcotic medications.

The product is subject to the Federal Controlled Substances Act (Schedule V).

Read the Dimetane (brompheniramine, phenylpropanolamine, and codeine) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects

DRUG INTERACTIONS


Antihistamines have additive effects with alcohol and other CNS depressants (hypnotics, sedatives, tranquilizers, antianxiety agents, etc.). MAO inhibitors prolong and intensify the anticholinergic (drying) effects of antihistamines. MAO inhibitors may enhance the effect of phenylpropanolamine. Sympathomimetics may reduce the effects of antihypertensive drugs.

Read the Dimetane Drug Interactions Center for a complete guide to possible interactions

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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