Generic Name(s): Brompheniramine and pseudoephedrine
Drug Class: Upper respiratory combinations
Treats: Symptoms of Allergies, common cold
Q-Tapp is a combination of brompheniramine and pseudoephedrine. Q-Tapp is used to treat conditions brought by allergies and the common cold. Q-Tapp works by reducing the effects of the chemical histamine in the body responsible for allergic symptoms in the body; such symptoms include sneezing, itching and runny nose among others.
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Q-Tapp has a combination of brompheniramine and pseudoephedrine that are responsible for different functions in the body. Brompheniramine is an antihistamine that reduces histamine in the body responsible for allergic symptoms. Pseudoephedrine shrinks blood vessels that help to reduce effects of the runny nose because it is a decongestant. Q-Tapp is used to treat condition brought by:
Such symptoms produced by allergies include:
- runny nose
- watery eyes
Q-Tapp dosage is provided as follows; however, a doctor may prescribe the different dosage depending on the type of infection and the reaction of the body to the drug. It is advisable to use the regimen as provided to minimize the common side effects.
- Cough and Nasal Congestion:
- Ten mL orally after 6 to 4 hours
- Five mL orally twice a day not to exceed ten mL daily
Cough and nasal congestion:
- 6 to 11 years: 5mL orally after 4 to 6 hours a day
- 2 to 5 years: 2.5 mL orally after 4 to 6 hours not exceeding 10 mg per day
Q-Tapp Side Effects
Most side effects can be accompanied with the use of Q-Tapp. It is advisable to use the dosage as prescribed by the doctor to avoid serious side effects. Seek medical attention in case you realize the following common side effects.
- loss of appetite;
- nervousness or anxiety;
- upset stomach
Severe side effects of Q-Tapp include:
- difficulty breathing;
- tightness in the chest;
- Difficulty urinating or inability to urinate;
- fast or irregular heartbeat;
- severe drowsiness;
- Vision changes.
Q-Tapp can interact with other medication that may reduce its effectiveness or increase its side effects. Before you start using Q-Tapp, ensure that the doctor is aware of your drug history and those drugs you may wish to use in future. Among the drugs that may cause interaction with Q-Tapp include:
- Beta-blockers (propranolol),
- COMT inhibitors ( tolcapone),
- MAOIs (phenelzine),
- tricyclic antidepressants ( amitriptyline)
- hydantoins (phenytoin)