dexbrompheniramine


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dexbrompheniramine

 [deks″brōm-fen-ir´ah-mēn]
the dextrorotatory isomer of brompheniramine, having similar actions and uses as an antihistamine, but having approximately twice the activity by weight; used in the form of the maleate salt.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
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A Allergists generally recommend that older adults avoid first-generation antihistamines such as diphenhydramine (Benadryl), chlorpheniramine (Chlor-Trimeton), dimenhydrinate (Dramamine), brompheniramine (Dimetapp and others), clemastine fumarate (Tavist, Allerhist), and dexbrompheniramine (Drixoral).
Many of the drugs are cough and cold preparations that include pheniramine maleate and dexbrompheniramine maleate, or single-ingredient narcotics such as codeine phosphate and oxycodone HCl.