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Promethazine syrup effect?

Promethazine syrup effect?

Multiple effects: Promethazine is a potent antihistamine that can cause dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, nausea, vomiting, weakness and occasionally more serious central nervous system side effects. It is usually well tolerated in most people. ...Read more

Dr. Syed H. Sajid
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Promethazine (Definition)

Prevents and controls motion sickness, nausea, vomiting, and dizziness. Also used to relieve or prevent allergic reactions, helps people go to sleep, and control their pain or anxiety before or after ...Read more


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Hi, I am taking Amox-Clav 875-125mg, prednisone 50 mg, Benzonatate 100mg and Promethazine syrup.. Is this safe to take together?

Hi, I am taking Amox-Clav 875-125mg, prednisone 50 mg, Benzonatate 100mg and Promethazine syrup.. Is this safe to take together?

Yes: When your illness is severe, you sometimes need all of these medications for a short period to recover. I suggest taking pro-biotics (or eating yogurt with active cultures) while on this regime to keep your good bacteria healthy. ...Read more

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What's promethazine vc syrup?

What's promethazine vc syrup?

For resp infection: This medicine contains Promethazine and phenylephrine. This medicine is most commonly used for temporary relief of upper respiratory symptoms including nasal congestio associated with allergy or the common cold. ...Read more

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Could you overdose on 2 ounces of promethazine codeine syrup?

Could you overdose on 2 ounces of promethazine codeine syrup?

Yes: Normal adult dose is 1-2 teaspoons, 2 ounces is a lot if taken as one dose. ...Read more

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Promethazine/codeine syrup side effect?

Promethazine/codeine syrup side effect?

Usually None!: In normal dossage, the only remote side-effect would be constipation, maybe itching although rare. With overdose or with blunts or cigs dipped and smoked, hallucinogenic. ...Read more

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I have bronchitis if i take promethazine-codeine syrup it will help?

I have bronchitis if i take  promethazine-codeine syrup it will help?

Maybe (not) . . .: Promethazine-codeine syrup is prescribed to cut down on cough. However, it won't affect duration of infection. Nor make it easier to breathe if you're short of breath or wheezing. Most bronchitis is caused by viruses which won't respond to antibiotics. In other words, taking antibiotics won't make you better any faster than if you didn't take them. Go see your family doc to be sure. ...Read more

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Hello. I just took promethazine dm syrup for my cough the first time and I started coughing excessively. I can not stop coughing am I allergic ?

Hello. I just took promethazine dm syrup for my cough the first time and I started coughing excessively. I can not stop coughing  am I allergic ?

Maybe: Persistent post nasal drip (allergy or non-allergy related), acid reflux, asthma, or vocal cord problem are common causes for persistent cough. Medication side effect is often overlooked as well. Consider a virtual consult to discuss any related symptoms and more about your history for guidance. ...Read more

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Can I take promethazine codeine syrup with benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Can I take promethazine codeine syrup with benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Why?: Promethazine and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) are both antihistamines. The combination of prometh. With Codeine should be used the treatment of uncontrolled coughing. Unfortunately, the purple syrup is frequently abused in a number of unusual ways. To add Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to the combination syrup doesn't make much sense in most circumstances and could lead to at least drowsiness or worse. ...Read more

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I took 1 tbls of Promethazine cough syrup at 3pm today for my fever/cough etc., at 8:30 I took 1tblsp of NyQuil, will this be ok?

I took 1 tbls of Promethazine cough syrup  at 3pm today for my fever/cough etc., at 8:30 I took 1tblsp of NyQuil, will this be ok?

Mgt.: I would suggest a duration of eight hours I. between medications. The use of nasal saline rinses may also provide relief. A one time use as described may be alright. Monitor for fever, hydration and rest. ...Read more

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What is stronger? Hydrocodone syrup or promethazine codeine syrup? In otherwords, which is more addicting or which one has a stronger sedative effect?

What is stronger? Hydrocodone syrup or promethazine codeine syrup? In otherwords, which is more addicting or which one has a stronger sedative effect?

YES: Hydrocodone is a narcotic and should never be taken without a prescription. As a general rule, when experiencing pain always try a non-narcotic pain medication first, such as advil, aleve, tylenol, (acetaminophen) etc, before taking a narcotic, even when the narcotic has been prescribed by your doctor. Pain rarely kills, but narcotics can. Especially when combined with alcohol or other sedatives. ...Read more

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Can I take promethazine cough syrup without codeine to help me with my heroin withdrawals and sleep?

Can I take promethazine cough syrup without codeine to help me with my heroin withdrawals and sleep?

Not likely to help: You may want to consider a medical assisted detox program. Don't try to detox from heroin on your own. ...Read more

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Is phenergan (promethazine) cough syrup safe for 1 month old baby, because she is giving us sleepless nites?

Is phenergan (promethazine) cough syrup safe for 1 month old baby, because she is giving us sleepless nites?

Do not use: Unfortunately the Phenergan (promethazine) has been linked to apnea (not breathing) as a complication under the age of 2 yrs. I would never use it or any other cough syrup for a 1mo. A saline nose wash is the only recommended treatment at that age. ...Read more

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Ive tried mucinex, (guaifenesin) day quil, night quil, and nothing seems to be working to get the cold out my chest. Would Promethazine/codeine syrup help?

Ive tried mucinex, (guaifenesin) day quil, night quil,  and nothing seems to be working to get the cold out my chest. Would Promethazine/codeine syrup help?

Other symptoms?: How long have your symptoms lasted? Any fevers/chills? Coughing up green or yellow phlegm? Trouble breathing? If any of the above, or if this has lasted over 10 days without improvement, you could have pneumonia or even influenza, which means you should go see a healthcare provider. Otherwise, rest and drink plenty of fluids. ...Read more