Dimetapp Cold and Allergy 200mL


Our Price $0.00
PBS $0.00
Concession $0.00
Safety Net $0.00

S8 Note - This prescription item is Schedule 8 and can only be supplied on a script from a registered doctor in Queensland. Any prescriptions from any other state cannot be filled and will be returned in the mail

Note: Private, PBS and our prices are available to the general public. Concession and Safety Net prices are only available to people with the appropriate concession or Safety Net cards. See Prescriptions for more details.


This prescription item requires a pre approved authority from the Government in order to get this item at the quoted price. Authority prescriptions need to be applied for by the doctor writing the script and can include reasons such as increased quantities due to dosage, increased repeats, use for a pre determined specified use, or the nature of the medication itself requiring specialist interaction. In the event that an authority is not granted on the script, the price will revert to the private price quoted for that item


This item contains more than one pack of a prescription product. Before this can be dispensed the doctor has to give approval. The prescription must be written for the total quantity or the prescription must be endorsed by your doctor "Regulation 24" otherwise we will be unable to dispense the increased amount. If you proceed with the order without approval, we will only send out one pack at the single pack price and refund the difference. Eg If your prescription is written out for 30 Tablets with 5 repeats and it does not have “Regulation 24 “ written on the script, the ONLY quantity we can dispense is 30 at one time. Further dispensing of this product could only occur after an appropriate length of time - usually 21 days but depends on dosage. In this example if you would like to obtain 180 Tablets then the doctor must endorse the prescription “Regulation 24” or the quantity must be written out for 180 and not 30. NB Conditions apply on the writing of a Regulation 24 prescription. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for details.

We can no longer accept signed authority forms from your doctor as permission to dispense more than one pack. Please contact our pharmacist for more information.

If you order this item as Private, NO PBS stickers will be issued. Once any prescription order has been sent the product cannot be returned for a refund even if your doctor changes your medication or you have an adverse reaction.

Dimetapp Cold and Allergy 200mL

Dimetapp Cold and Allergy 200mL

Product ID: 3478

Pharmacist Only Medicine

This product is a Pharmacist Only Medicine and requires pharmacist advice before we can dispatch this product. You must first place the order and then contact our pharmacists within 48 hours on 1300 367 283. The pharmacist will determine if this product is appropriate for you and if so, approve the order. In the event that you do not do this, the product will be deleted from your order and the balance of your order will be dispatched. This is not required if you have a doctor's prescription.


General Information

Dimetapp Elixir is an effective, pleasant tasting, sugar free formulation for relief of cold and allergy symptoms.

It contains an antihistamine (brompheniramine maleate) to relieve a runny nose, itchy, watery eyes and sneezing and a decongestant (phenylephrine hydrochloride) to relieve nasal and sinus congestion.

Drug Interactions

Sympathomimetics: Concomitant administration of phenylephrine with other sympathomimetic agents may cause a rise in blood pressure, as well as produce additive effects and increased toxicity. Monoamine oxidase inhibitors: May produce a hypertensive crisis. Anti-hypertensive agents: Use with certain antihypertensive agents may diminish their antihypertensive effect. CNS Depressants: (Including alcohol, tricyclic antidepressants) - potentiation of the sedative effect. Use in Pregnancy: Category B2. Safety in pregnancy has not been established, therefore Dimetapp Elixir should not be used in pregnant women, or those likely to become pregnant, unless the expected benefits outweigh any potential risk. Australian categorisation definition of: Category: B2 Drugs which have been taken by only a limited number of pregnant women and women of childbearing age, without an increase in the frequency of malformation or other direct or indirect harmful effects on the human foetus having been observed. Studies in animals are inadequate or may be lacking, but available data show no evidence of an increased occurrence of foetal damage. Use in Lactation: It is not known whether Dimetapp Elixir is excreted in breast milk nor whether it has a harmful effect on the new-born. Therefore Dimetapp Elixir is not recommended for nursing mothers unless the expected benefits outweigh any potential risk.


Due to the antihistamine content of Dimetapp Elixir, mild drowsiness may occur (less than 20 per cent of the population is affected). Therefore until the response has been determined the patient should be cautioned against engaging in operations requiring alertness, such as driving, or operating machinery. Patients should be warned about the additive effects with alcohol and other CNS depressants. Warnings: 1. Dimetapp Elixir should not be taken by patients with hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, thyroid disease, asthma, glaucoma or difficulty in urination due to enlargement of the prostate gland, except under the advice and supervision of a doctor. Antihistamines are more likely to cause dizziness, sedation, and hypotension in elderly patients.

2. Patients are advised not to take Dimetapp Elixir for persistent or chronic cough such as occurs with smoking, asthma, emphysema, or if cough is accompanied by excessive phlegm (mucus) unless directed by a doctor.
3. A persistent cough may be a sign of a serious condition. If symptoms do not improve within 7 days (or within 48 hours in the case of children), tend to recur, or are accompanied by fever, rash, or persistent headache, patients should consult a doctor.
4. This medication may cause drowsiness; alcohol, sedatives and tranquillisers may increase the drowsiness effect. Do not give Dimetapp Elixir to children who are taking sedatives or tranquillisers without first consulting their doctor. Caution should be used when driving a motor vehicle or operating machinery due to possible drowsiness effects.
5. Dimetapp Elixir is not recommended for children under 12 months of age. Dimetapp Elixir should not be given to children under 2 years of age without medical advice.
6. Doses in excess of the recommended dosage may cause nervousness, dizziness or sleeplessness.
7. Dimetapp Elixir may cause excitability, especially in children.


Each 5 mL contains: Brompheniramine Maleate 2 mg Phenylephrine Hydrochloride 5 mg. Also contains: Ethanol, Citric Acid - Anhydrous, Saccharin Sodium, Sodium Benzoate, flavour (Grape Flavour Artificial) and dyes (Amaranth CI16185 and Brilliant Blue FCF CI42090). Dimetapp Elixir is grape flavoured and Sugar Free (contains Sorbitol).



6 to 12 years: 7.5 mL every 6-8 hours.

Adults: 10 mL every 6-8 hours. May be taken diluted with water or fruit juice. Not to be used in children under 6 years of age without medical advice. Do not exceed recommended dose.

In all cases of overdose, immediately call the Poisons Information Centre (Phone 13 11 26). Symptoms that may associated with an overdose include: nervousness, dizziness, sleeplessness, ataxia, hallucinations and convulsions.

In the event of overdose, discontinue medication and seek medical help immediately.

Storage: Store below 25C. Keep out of the reach of children.


Dimetapp Elixir temporarily relieves some of the symptoms of the common cold and allergies like hay fever. Indicated for the temporary symptomatic relief of nasal and sinus congestion and runny nose associated with common colds and also for itchy, watery eyes and sneezing associated with allergies like hay fever.
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