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Active ingredient: brompheniramine + phenylephrine

The medicines below all contain the following active ingredient(s): brompheniramine + phenylephrine. You can select a medicine from this list to find out more — including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is partly paid for by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS).

Safety warning: first-generation antihistamine use in children

First-generation antihistamine medicines can cause serious harm to young children. Brompheniramine is a first-generation antihistamine — see below for a list of products that contain brompheniramine.

You should not use first-generation antihistamines for the treatment of cough, cold and flu symptoms in children under 6 years. You should not give first-generation antihistamines to children under 2 years for any reason. This includes first-generation antihistamine products available over the counter (OTC).

The use of first-generation antihistamines for sleep and behaviour disturbances in children and adolescents can be dangerous and is strongly discouraged.

More information: For more details and the latest updates, see the Therapeutic Goods Administration's (TGA) alert on First-generation antihistamines — winter warning.

Medicines that contain brompheniramine + phenylephrine

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