Generic Name(s): brompheniramine/dextromethorphan/phenylephrine
Drug Class: Upper respiratory combinations
Treats: Hay fever, allergies, common cold
Balacall DM is a combination drug (brompheniramine, dextromethorphan, and phenylephrine) that is used to temporarily ease the symptoms caused by common cold, flu and allergies as well as other breathing illnesses such as bronchitis or sinusitis. Balacall DM is also used to help reduce the effects of watery eyes, sneezing and runny nose. Balacall DM may also be used to relieve stuffy nose and ear congestion symptoms.
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Balacall Dm Uses
Balacall DM works by reducing the effects of histamine in the body during an allergic reaction. Histamine is a chemical that occurs naturally in the body and is associated with causing symptoms such sneezing, itching and watery eyes, as well as a runny nose. Due to the presence of phenylephrine Balacall DM also decongests the blood vessels in the nasal passage thereby helping treat symptoms such as a stuffy nose. The dextromethorphan in Balacall Dm is a cough suppressant that works by affecting the brain"s cough center, thereby reducing the urge to cough. Balacall DM is indicated for:
- Common cold
- Hay fever
Balacall Dm Dosage
Balacall DM comes with a medication guide that outlines the directions for use. Be sure to read the dosage information before use. Contact your doctor for clarification in case of ambiguity. Balacall DM dosage may be different from one patient to the other depending on the severity of the condition being treated, age, weight, medical history and the body’s ability to handle the effects of the drug. Below is the typical Balacall DM dosage:
- Adults - 5 to 10 mL orally every 4 to 6 hours, not to exceed 40 mL daily
- Balacall DM is not recommended for children under the age of 6 years.
If you forget to take a Balacall DM dose, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is about time for the second dose, skip the missed dose and go back to the normal schedule.
Balacall Dm Side Effects
Just like any other drug, using Balacall DM may bring about side effects. The side effects may differ from one person to the other depending on the body"s ability to tolerate the drug"s activities. While mild side effects may go away after a short while, be sure to seek immediate doctor"s attention if you experience the side effects listed below. Note that this is not a comprehensive list of all Balacall Dm side effects.
Common Balacall DM Side Effects
- Dry mouth
- Upper abdominal pain
Consult your doctor immediately if you experience these severe side effects:
- Increased irritability
- Shortness of breath
- Irregular heartbeat
- Feeling nervous
Balacall Dm Interactions
Using Balacall DM alongside some drugs and substances may trigger an interaction that may have severe side effects. Thus, it is imperative that you share with your doctor a list of all drugs, over the counter prescription and vitamins as well as herbal supplements before using Balacall DM.
Drugs and Substances that Interact with Balacall DM:
- Fish Oil
- Senokot S
This is not the complete list of all drugs and substances that interact with Balacall DM. However, your doctor may be aware of all the Balacall DM drug interaction and may be already monitoring them on your behalf.