Generic Name(s): Brompheniramine / Dextromethorphan / Phenylephrine
Drug Class: decongestant, antihistamine, cough suppresant combination
Treats: Cough, Bronchitis, Sneezing, Emphysema
Pulmophylline is used to relieve or prevent the symptoms of chronic bronchitis, emphysema, bronchial asthma or any other ailment that involves blocking of the airways. Pulmophylline is also used to relieve the intensity of coughs, wheezing, shortness of breath and troubled breathing thereby allowing relaxation of the airways.
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Pulmophylline is combination of a cough suppressant, antihistamine and decongestant. The cough suppressant works by interfering with the activities of certain chemical in the brain to lessen the urge to cough.
The decongestant works by reducing the size of dilated blood vessels in the airways to allow easier breathing. The antihistamine works by blocking the activities of a chemical known as histamine. Histamine occurs naturally in the body during a chemical reaction and triggers symptoms such as sneezing, wheezing and watery eyes. Do not use Pulmophylline if you’re allergic to any of its active ingredients. Also, do not use Pulmophylline on children under the age of 6 years unless authorized by the doctor. Pulmophylline is prescribed for:
Use Pulmophylline exactly as authorized by the doctor of physician. If you are taking over the counter version of Pulmophylline, read the dosage information on the package carefully. Ask your physician of doctor any question in case you are unsure. Pulmophylline tablets should be swallowed whole while the liquid form of Pulmophylline should be measured using a marked device. Your age height, weight, age, medical history is used to determine the Pulmophylline dosage while the amount is determined by the drug's strength.
- 10 mL orally every 6 hours not to exceed 40 mL every 24 hours
If you forget to take Pulmophylline 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.
Pulmophylline Side Effects
Just like any other drug, using Pulmophylline 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.
Common Pulmophylline Side Effects
- Dry mouth
- Upper abdominal pain
Consult Your Doctor Immediately if You Experience These Severe Side Effects
- Feeling nervous
- Shortness of breath
- Irregular heartbeat
- Increased irritability
Using Pulmophylline 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 Pulmophylline.
Drugs and Substances that Interact with Pulmophylline
- Fish oil
This is not a complete list of all drugs that may interact with Pulmophylline. Do not start, stop or alter the use of any medication without informing your doctor.