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Generic Name: Dexbrompheniramine [DEX-brom-fen-IR-a-meen]
Names of Brands: Ala Hist IR, PediaVent
Drug Class: Antihistamines

What is PediaVent?

PediaVent is an antihistamine that helps reduce the effects of histamine, a natural chemical in the body. Histamine is known to cause sniffing, itching, eye watering, and a swollen nose.

PediaVent is a treatment for nasal congestion, sneezing, itching, and watery eyes caused by allergies, the typical cold, and influenza.PediaVent can also be used to treat conditions not covered in this guideline.

Side effects of PediaVent

See a doctor immediately. If you are experiencing symptoms that are warning signs of an allergic response, like hives, trouble breathing, or swelling of your lips, face, and tongue,

PediaVent can cause severe adverse effects. Stop taking PediaVent and contact your doctor immediately if you suffer from:

  • Rapid or irregular heart rate;
  • Mood swings;
  • Tremor, seizure (convulsions);
  • Bleeding or bleeding easily or bleeding, atypical weakness;
  • Experiencing a lack of breath and feeling breathless;
  • Very little or no urination.

Common adverse effects of PediaVent could include:

  • Drowsiness;
  • Dry mouth in the nose, mouth, or throat
  • Constipation;
  • Blurred vision
  • Experiencing a sense of anxiety or excitement (especially when it comes to children).

This is not a comprehensive list of all the side effects. Others could happen. Consult your physician for advice regarding medical adverse effects. You can report symptoms to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


It is not recommended to use antihistamine medications to make children tired.

Before you take this drug

Consult a pharmacist or doctor about whether it is safe to take PediaVent when you suffer from other medical issues, including:

  • Asthma or chronic bronchitis;
  • Glaucoma;
  • Increased prostate and urinary tract problems.

It isn't known if PediaVent could harm an unborn baby. Talk to your doctor prior to taking this medication if you are expecting.

It is unclear if dexbrompheniramine is absorbed into breast milk or whether it causes adverse reactions in the nursing infant. Antihistamines can also affect the production of breastmilk. Talk to your doctor prior to using this medicine if you are breastfeeding.

How to take PediaVent?

Take it exactly as indicated on the label or as directed by your physician. Do not take it in larger quantities than recommended or for a longer period than recommended. The medicine is typically taken for a brief period until you feel better.

Don't take it for more than seven consecutive days. Contact your physician if your symptoms do not improve after seven days of treatment or if you suffer from symptoms such as a fever, headache, cough, or the appearance of a skin rash.

Don't give medicine to children younger than 4 years of age. Always consult a doctor prior to giving a cold or cough medicine to children. Death can occur due to the improper use or misuse of cough and cold medications in very young children.Avoid giving this medication to children under 6 years of age without medical guidance.It is not recommended to use antihistamine medication to make your child tired.

If you are in need of surgical intervention or tests for medical reasons, notify your doctor or surgeon before the appointment time if you took this medication within the last few days.

Place it in a cool, dry place far from heat and moisture. Make sure that you do not freeze the liquid version of this medication.

What happens If I miss a dose?

Because PediaVent is only used for emergencies, it is possible that you are not on a schedule for dosing. If you're following a schedule, take the dose you missed as soon as you can remember. Do not take any missed doses if you are nearing the time for the next scheduled dose. Don't use any extra medication to make up for the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

For medical emergencies, seek emergency medical attention or contact the Poison Help line toll-free at 1-800-222-1222.

What should be avoided?

PediaVent could cause blurred vision or affect your ability to think or react. Be aware if you drive or do any other activity in which you need to stay aware and in a position to clearly see.

Drinking alcohol can trigger the effects of dexbrompheniramine in certain ways.

Consult a physician or pharmacist prior to taking any allergy or cold medication. A lot of combination medications include PediaVent or an antihistamine similar to it. Combining certain medicines could result in you consuming excessive doses of this drug.

Avoid getting dehydrated or too hot when exercising in hot temperatures. PediaVent may reduce your sweating and make you more susceptible to suffering from heat stroke.

Interaction with other drugs

Consult a physician or pharmacist prior to using this medication if you're taking any other medications that include prescription or over-the-counter medications, vitamins, or herbal products. Certain medicines may cause undesirable or even dangerous reactions when taken together. Some interactions may not be included in this guideline for medications.

Combining this medication with other medications that make you sleepy or cause breathing problems can make these effects worse. Talk to your doctor prior to taking PediaVent together with a sleeping medication, a narcotic pain medication, a muscle relaxer, or any other medication to treat depression, anxiety, depression, or seizures.