Dimetapp Children's Cold & Allergy

Dimetapp Children's Cold & Allergy relieves symptoms of the common cold and hay fever. Can make you sleepy.

Dimetapp Children's Cold & Allergy Overview


Dimetapp Children's Cold & Allergy is an over the counter medication used to relief symptoms of the common cold and hay fever. It is a single product containing 2 ingredients: brompheniramine, and phenylephrine. Brompheniramine belongs to a group of drugs called Histamine H1 Antagonists (antihistamine). Antihistamines work by blocking the action of histamine, which is known to trigger allergy symptoms. Phenylephrine belongs to a group of drugs called nasal decongestants. Nasal decongestants work by narrowing the blood vessels and reducing the swelling inside your nasal passage, which allow you to breathe easier. 

This medication comes in a oral (by mouth) liquid, and is usually taken every 4 to 6 hours with or without food. 

Common side effects of Dimetapp Children's Cold & Allergy include fast heartbeat and shakiness/tremors. Dimetapp Children's Cold & Allergy can also cause drowsiness. Do not engage in dangerous activity until you know how Dimetapp Children's Cold & Allergy affects you.

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Dimetapp Children's Cold & Allergy Drug Class

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