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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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I am 10 weeks pregnant and having severe nausea, is phenergan (promethazine) tablet safe to take at this stage to ease my nausea?

I am 10 weeks pregnant and having severe nausea, is phenergan (promethazine) tablet safe to take at this stage to ease my nausea?

Not my first choice: For my pts, I would recommend the prima bella wrist band fda approved, or zofran or recently approved diclegis, in my opinion all of those are safer and better than Phenergan (promethazine) tablets and if any of my pts need Phenergan (promethazine) cause the other meds don't work then they always use the rectal suppositories cause they are too sick to keep the pills down, please discuss with your ob. ...Read more

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OB gave phenergan (promethazine) 25mg to take when needed and the night before planned C-section to help with anxiety. I have mild asthma, 35 weeks pregnant how safe?

Fine: It is not likely your doctor would prescribe something to you the night before a C-section that would hurt you or your baby. Phenergan (promethazine) is used by millions of women throughout pregnancy to ease the nausea and vomiting that goes with pregnancy ...Read more

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I have white film around my stool. I am 14 weeks pregnant and It started when I was using phenergan (promethazine) suppositories for nausea. Should I be worried?

I have white film around my stool. I am 14 weeks pregnant and It started when I was using phenergan (promethazine) suppositories for nausea. Should I be worried?

Medication: If you are using anal suppositories then you may be seeing some of the medication on your stool. You could try not using the medication for a while to see if this resolves the problem. If not then consider seeing a gastroenterologist to evaluate your bowel function ...Read more

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Can you take phenergren while taking norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) during pregnancy?

Can you take phenergren while taking norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) during pregnancy?

Category C: Category c means that the medication in this category tested on pregnant animal and showed adverse effect. It has not been tested on human.
Norco and Phenergan (promethazine) both are category c.
Please talk to your doctor for a safer choice. ...Read more

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Is phenergen safe during pregnancy. I had vomiting and dehydration so they prescribed this in ER. Can I use it daily?

Is phenergen safe during pregnancy. I had vomiting and dehydration so they prescribed this in ER. Can I use it daily?

Consult with OB: Phenergan (aka promethazine) is typically a 3rd line agent for nausea and vomiting in pregnancy because it is a class C drug for pregnancy (animal studies show possible risk to fetus) but may be required for severe cases. First line therapy is dietary changes followed by vitamin b6 (pyridoxine) and doxylamine both pregnancy class A (studies have failed to show risk to the fetus) safe alternatives ...Read more

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Is it ok to take phenergan (promethazine) with suboxone?

Be cautious: The 2 together can lead to inc resp and CNS depression. Pls ask your prescribing doc. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is phenergan (promethazine) harmful to take long term?

Consider this info: Most common side effects of Phenergan (promethazine) are drowsiness, dizziness, anxiety, blurred vision, dry mouth, stuffy nose, ringing in your ears, weight gain, swelling in your hands or feet, impotence, trouble having an orgasm, or constipation. Try this link for more info regarding long-term use: http://www. Webmd. Com/drugs/2/drug-9412/phenergan+injection/details ...Read more

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Can you take phenergan (promethazine) and oxyelites pro at the same time?

Can you take phenergan (promethazine) and oxyelites pro at the same time?

Unregulated: This otc diet substance is not controlled by the fda. Outwardly there does not seem to be any contraindication to taking Phenergan (promethazine) with this, but check with your pharmacist to see if there is anything on his computer that suggests negative interactions. ...Read more

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Can I take a phenergan (promethazine) if I took Xanax?

Can I take a phenergan (promethazine) if I took Xanax?

Xanax, Phenergan (promethazine): Xanax is a medication for Anxiety
Phenergan (promethazine) used for Allergy or sometimes as sleep aid.
Do not use them together.
Using Xanax with Phenergan (promethazine) may increase dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience some impairment in thinking and judgment.

See Psychiatrist for Xanax benefits and side effects and Therapy for Anxiety.
Do Breathing and Music Relaxation, Yoga ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to take phenergan (promethazine) if I'm allergic to penicillan?

Yes you can: Phenergan (promethazine) and penicillin are totally different classes of medication. One is a first generation antihistamine, while the other (penicillin) is an antibiotics. You should take Phenergan (promethazine) safely if you have penicillin allergy. ...Read more

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If I am allergic to compazine can I take phenergan (promethazine)?

If I am allergic to compazine can I take phenergan (promethazine)?

Probably: Compazine causes some people to have weird, extrapyramidal reactions (not an allergy). I think it's a bad drug. Phenergan (promethazine) is much better tolerated by most people. ...Read more

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Is generic phenergan aka promethazine safe to take while breastfeeding?

Is generic phenergan aka promethazine safe to take while breastfeeding?

See below: This is an area where you may get disagreement among professionals. Based on *published* data, the World Health Organization does not recommend more than 1 dose. And based on the drug’s chemistry, it *is* expected to penetrate the breast milk and make its way to the infant. In theory, repeated doses by the mother will have the following effect on the baby: drowsiness and possibly toxicity. ...Read more

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Is phenergan (promethazine) safe to take for nausea if on metoprolol.

Is phenergan (promethazine) safe to take for nausea if on metoprolol.

Good question: Phenergan (promethazine) raises metoprolol levels. You can use them together but should monitor HR and BP. You may need to lower the dose of the metoprolol. ...Read more

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Can you take a phenergan (promethazine) with gabpintin and Dilantin?

DrugDrug interaction: Always tell your prescribing doctor as well as your dispensing pharmacist everything you're taking, including otc & prescription medications, dietary supplements & herbs. You can also check for drug-drug interactions online. For instance, http://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=1147-0, 1863-1205, 1949-1259 shows 3 moderate interactions between 3 medications you mentioned. Go see ur doc. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take promethazine hydrochloride (phenergan) if you have asthma?

Maybe: Promethazine suppresses a cough. Sometimes it is important to cough so mucus comes off your chest. Other times it is important to get some sleep so Promethazine may be needed, especially if it is used for only a short time. It may suppress a cough and reduce irritation in your throat so you are less likely to cough again. ...Read more

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Can I safely take phenergan (promethazine) several hours after drinking (like enough to get mildly drunk)? I know there is an alcohol interaction...

Can I safely take phenergan (promethazine) several hours after drinking (like enough to get mildly drunk)? I know there is an alcohol interaction...

Don't mix 2 sedative: The biggest side effect of phenergan (promethazine) is sedation (sleepiness), which will add to the effects of alcohol. I do NOT recommend taking phenergan (promethazine) until you are completely sober after drinking alcohol. ...Read more

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Severe migraine, took Fioricet, didn't help. Can I take Maxalt and a Phenergan (promethazine)?

Severe migraine, took Fioricet, didn't help. Can I take Maxalt and a Phenergan (promethazine)?

Migrane: Migraines are sometimes hard to treat, I know I get them. Maxalt can be taken if your headache is still there you can repeat in 2 hours. It tends to work better at the start of a headache. Phenergan (promethazine) is for nausea, you certainly can take it with either of the mentioned medications. Make sure you have nausea before taking it. Make sure you go to a dark, quiet room and try to sleep. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take meclizine and phenergan (promethazine) together and can I use Zofran for breakthrough nausea?

Is it ok to take meclizine and phenergan (promethazine) together and can I use Zofran for breakthrough nausea?

Caution with meds: This is not a good idea. Using promethazine together with meclizine may increase side effects such as drowsiness, blurred vision, dry mouth, difficulty urinating, abdominal cramping, constipation, rapid heart beat, confusion, etc. All three of those drugs work for nausea -so you must be quite miserable. Would check back with your Primary for an optimal schedule. Maybe Zofran (ondansetron) works the best for u? ...Read more

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I take 40mg fluoxetine for panic attacks. Can I take phenergan (promethazine) or is there an interaction?

I take 40mg fluoxetine for panic attacks. Can I take phenergan (promethazine) or is there an interaction?

Yes, but....: If you do take Phenergan (promethazine) while on Fluoxetine, it is possible that you can experience excess sedation. You did not list any other medications that you are currently taking. Depending on what else you are on, these interactions can potentially be magnified. Please make sure you keep your doctor informed of all the medications you are taking. Hope this is helpful. All the best. ...Read more

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How long should it take for the swelling from phenergan (promethazine) IM to subside? Lump on upper arm present 4weeks, last 5 days pain below the area too. Thanks

How long should it take for the swelling from phenergan (promethazine) IM to subside? Lump on upper arm present 4weeks, last 5 days pain below the area too. Thanks

Concerned: Normally after an injection a small area can swell but should rapidly subside. If you have had it for 4 weeks it is possible you are having an infection or reaction. Please see a doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 1 tablet of 10mg phenergan (promethazine) per day for pupps at 37 weeks of gestation?

Yes: This skin condition, peculiar to pregnancy, will get better when you deliver. It may take a few days to weeks to subside. It is not dangerous and only needs treatment to help with the itching. Antihistamines, such as phenergan, (promethazine) Hydroxyzine and Diphenhydramine can be used safely to cut down on the itching. ...Read more

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My dr gave me script for phenergan (promethazine) 25 mg QD. And Zofran 8 Mg QD. The same day. Is it safe to take together or don't. I have asthma & High BP.?

My dr gave me script for phenergan (promethazine) 25 mg QD. And Zofran 8 Mg QD. The same day. Is it safe to take together or don't. I have asthma & High BP.?

CheckWithYourDoctor: Assuming you're of average size with no liver or kidney problems, not on medications that make you drowsy, or take any downers or drink a lot, or intend on driving or operating heavy machinery or have to study for a test or go to a movie intending not to fall asleep half through it or are going scuba diving you should do OK. But, really one of them is probably enough. Check with your doc; ...Read more

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Will be traveling soon and get severe motion sickness, dr gave me 25mg promethazine. I take 20mg lexapro (escitalopram) is it safe to take the phenergan as needed?

Will be traveling soon and get severe motion sickness, dr gave me 25mg promethazine. I take 20mg lexapro (escitalopram) is it safe to take the phenergan as needed?

Not from what I know: The possible risks of it mixed w/ Lexapro (escitalopram) are serious. Irregular heart beats that can be lethal are rare but possible. Common problems are dizzy, faint, queasy feelings and more. Be careful and balance your need with the risks. Perhaps there ae behavioral things like freq stops to walk - snacks or water - fresh air - music - etc. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I took Norco 10/325 for knee pain my dr gave me. My dr also gave me Phenergan (promethazine) 25 mg. Can I take both together & does it help with Anxiety To. Thanks.

I took Norco 10/325 for knee pain my dr gave me. My dr also gave me Phenergan (promethazine) 25 mg. Can I take both together & does it help with Anxiety To. Thanks.

Would get evaluation: We need more information of your diagnosis. It would be better not to be on narcotics. Anxiety should be treated separately. It depends on your x-rays your examination and other imaging studies. You need to discuss your physician. A lot of this depends on the correct diagnosis ...Read more

Phenergan (Definition)

Promethazine is an inotrope which is a kind of heart ...Read more