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Dicel (Generic Brompheniramine)

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Why is this medication prescribed?

Dicel is typically prescribed as a combination medication to relieve symptoms associated with respiratory conditions such as the common cold, allergies, hay fever, or sinus congestion. The active ingredients in Dicel include Brompheniramine (an antihistamine), Chlophedianol (a cough suppressant), and Pseudoephedrine (a decongestant).

Brompheniramine helps alleviate symptoms like sneezing, itching, watery eyes, and runny nose caused by allergies or the common cold. Chlophedianol acts as a cough suppressant to reduce coughing. Pseudoephedrine works to relieve nasal congestion by shrinking swollen nasal passages.

How should this medicine be used?

Dicel is typically taken orally with a full glass of water. It’s usually recommended to take it with food to minimize stomach upset. Dosage and frequency depend on factors such as the patient’s age, medical condition, and response to treatment.

Follow the dosage instructions provided by your doctor or pharmacist carefully. Do not exceed the recommended dosage without consulting a healthcare professional. Taking more than the prescribed amount can lead to serious side effects.

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not double up on doses to make up for a missed one.

It’s important to take Dicel exactly as prescribed for the full prescribed length of time, even if your symptoms improve before the medication is finished. Stopping the medication too soon may allow the symptoms to return or worsen.

If you have any questions or concerns about how to use Dicel properly, be sure to consult your healthcare provider or pharmacist for personalized guidance.

Other uses for this medicine

While Dicel is primarily prescribed for respiratory conditions such as the common cold, allergies, hay fever, or sinus congestion, it may sometimes be used for other purposes as determined by your doctor.

What special precautions should I follow?

Some special precautions to keep in mind when taking Dicel include:

  • Allergies: Inform your doctor if you have any allergies to Brompheniramine, Chlophedianol, Pseudoephedrine, or any other medications. This product may contain inactive ingredients that can cause allergic reactions or other problems.
  • Medical History: Provide your complete medical history, especially if you have a history of certain medical conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, thyroid problems, glaucoma, difficulty urinating (due to an enlarged prostate gland), or liver disease.
  • Pregnancy and Breastfeeding: If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult your doctor before using Dicel. Some of the ingredients in Dicel may pass into breast milk and could harm a nursing infant.
  • Interactions: Before using Dicel, inform your doctor about all the medications you are currently taking, including prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines, and herbal supplements. Some medications may interact with Dicel, increasing the risk of side effects or reducing its effectiveness.
  • Driving and Operating Machinery: Dicel may cause drowsiness, dizziness, or blurred vision. Avoid driving, operating machinery, or performing tasks that require alertness until you know how this medication affects you.
  • Alcohol and Sedatives: Avoid consuming alcohol or taking sedatives while using Dicel, as these substances can increase the risk of drowsiness and other side effects.
  • Overuse: Do not exceed the recommended dosage or use Dicel for longer than prescribed. Overuse can lead to dependence, tolerance, or serious side effects.
  • Children and Elderly: Use caution when administering Dicel to children or elderly patients, as they may be more sensitive to the effects of the medication.

Always follow your doctor’s instructions and read the medication label carefully. If you have any questions or concerns about using Dicel, consult your healthcare provider for personalized guidance.

What special dietary instructions should I follow?

Regarding special dietary instructions, there aren’t specific dietary restrictions associated with Dicel. However, taking it with food may help reduce stomach upset. It’s also essential to stay hydrated while using Dicel, so drink plenty of fluids unless advised otherwise by your healthcare provider.

What should I do if I forget a dose?

If you forget to take a dose of Dicel, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it’s close to the time for your next scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not double up on doses to make up for a missed one, as this can increase the risk of side effects.

What side effects can this medication cause?

Dicel, like any medication, may cause side effects in some individuals. Common side effects associated with Dicel include:

  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Dry mouth, nose, or throat
  • Constipation
  • Upset stomach
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Difficulty sleeping (insomnia)
  • Nervousness or restlessness
  • Increased heart rate
  • Difficulty urinating

These side effects are typically mild and temporary. However, if any of these side effects persist or worsen, or if you experience any other unusual symptoms, contact your healthcare provider promptly.

In rare cases, Dicel may cause more severe side effects that require immediate medical attention. These can include:

  • Allergic reactions such as rash, itching, swelling (especially of the face, tongue, or throat), severe dizziness, or trouble breathing.
  • Rapid or irregular heartbeat
  • Severe dizziness or fainting
  • Mental or mood changes (e.g., confusion, hallucinations)
  • Difficulty urinating or changes in urine color

If you experience any of these severe side effects, seek medical help immediately.

It’s important to note that this list may not include all possible side effects of Dicel. If you have concerns about potential side effects or if you experience any unusual symptoms while taking Dicel, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

What should I know about storage and disposal of this medication?

Here’s what you should know about the storage and disposal information regarding Dicel:


  • Store Dicel at room temperature away from light and moisture.
  • Keep it out of reach of children and pets.
  • Do not store Dicel in the bathroom, as moisture can affect its potency.
  • Ensure that the medication is securely closed in its original packaging.


  • Dispose of expired or unused Dicel properly according to local regulations or guidelines.
  • Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so.
  • Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for instructions on how to properly dispose of Dicel.

In case of emergency/overdose

In case of an overdose or emergency, such as severe drowsiness, difficulty breathing, seizures, or loss of consciousness, call emergency services (such as 911 in the United States) immediately. You can also contact a poison control center for guidance.

What other information should I know?

  • Keep all appointments with your doctor and laboratory while taking Dicel.
  • Do not share Dicel with others, as it is prescribed based on individual needs.
  • Avoid activities requiring mental alertness or coordination, such as driving or operating machinery, until you know how Dicel affects you.
  • Limit alcoholic beverages while taking Dicel, as alcohol can increase the risk of side effects.
  • Inform any healthcare provider treating you about all the medications you are taking, including Dicel, to avoid potential drug interactions.

Always follow your doctor’s instructions and read the medication label carefully. If you have any questions or concerns about storage, disposal, emergencies, overdose, or any other aspect of taking Dicel, consult your healthcare provider or pharmacist for guidance.

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