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is it possible to get high off of promethazine hydrochloride 25 mg?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Yes: It's fairly sedating and will make you loopy, sleepy, unable to work or drive safely, and unable to enjoy other things. It's likely to make you dry-mouthed and constipated. Exceeding the recommended dose can depress breathing, cause unpleasant movement disorders, and can kill via the neuroleptic malignant syndrome mechanism. Life's full of things that are more fun than this. Health & friendship.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

Can an 11 year old take promethazine for nausea?

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Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 31 years experience
YES, Promethazine OK: Promethazine is commonly prescibed for children. Ar his age: usual dose is 12.5-25mg every 8 hours. A suppository may also help. Hope he feels better soon!
A 48-year-old member asked:

Can I get high off promethazine hydrochloride?

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Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Probably sleepy: You will probably get tired with a dry mouth. If you are looking to get "high" you should dget hlep.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Promethazine hydrochloride-- what is it used for?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 years experience
Allergies.: This is a first-generation antihistamine used for hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and to treat allergic reactions. It is also used as a sedative and to treat motin sickness.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Side effects of promethazine hydrochloride?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 years experience
Seizures.: Common side effects of this antihistamine include, tardive dyskinesia, confusion in the elderly, drowsiness, dizziness, fatigue, vertigo, respiratory depression, constipation, euphoria, and short temper/irritability. Rare side effects include seizures, and neuroleptic malignant syndrome, a life-threatening neurological disorder. Because of capacity for more severe side effects, avoid in elderly.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Can taking a phenergan (promethazine) cause someone to be in an altered state?

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Dr. Michael Ekizian
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Yes: Some significant possible adverse effects of Phenergan (promethazine) involving the central nervous system include catatonic states, confusion, delirium, disorientation, dizziness, drowsiness, euphoria, excitation, faintness, fatigue, hallucinations, hysteria, insomnia, lassitude, nervousness, nightmares, sedation, seizure, and somnolence. I am not sure of the individual frequencies of these side effects.

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