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Is phenergan (promethazine) an antiemetic?

Is phenergan (promethazine) an antiemetic?

Among other things: Phenergan (promethazine) is a phenothiazine (most of the family are anti-psychotics) which is used primarily for its antihistaminic, antiemetic, & sedative effects. Because it also blocks acetylcholine, it can cause dry mouth, blurred vision, constipation, difficulty urinating. As a phenothiazine it may cause uncontrollable movement disorders (extrapyramidal reaction). Also a photosensitizer. ...Read more

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Meperidine Hydrochloride (Definition)

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Is dilaudid stronger than demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)?

Is dilaudid stronger than demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)?

Both are potent drug: They are both potent drugs when given other than by an oral route. When taken by mouth, Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) is less potent. ...Read more

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Why are nubain and phenergan (promethazine) administered togetherl?

Why are nubain and phenergan (promethazine) administered togetherl?

Synergistic: Nubain is semi-synthetic opiod analgesic while Phenergan (promethazine) is an antihistamine. The Phenergan (promethazine) is used in the postoperative period to reduce nausea and to potentiate the pain killing effects of the nubain. The hope is to use less Nubain and avoid its possible side effects by using the Phenergan (promethazine) with it. ...Read more

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Is vistaril (hydroxyzine) or promethazine more sedating?

Is vistaril (hydroxyzine) or promethazine more sedating?

Can't tell: It depends on the dose and how your body responds to them since either is sedating to a degree. ...Read more

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What is demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)?

What is demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)?

An opioid analgesic: demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) or meperidine is a opioid-based pain medication. Its action, risks and side effects are somehwat similar to morphine. It can be dangerous if used in combination of certain antidepressants (such as SSRIs or MAOs). UNlike other narcotics (opioids) it does not constrict pupils. It is often used to reduce shivering after anesthesia. ...Read more

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Is phenergan (promethazine) or Zofran injection safer for cardiac patients?

Is phenergan (promethazine) or Zofran injection safer for cardiac patients?

Cardiac: Matthew. Yours is a loaded question. Cardiac health and zofran/phenergan use will depend on what is the nature of the cardiac illness. ...Read more

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What antihistamine has the strongest antiemetic properties besides phenergan (promethazine)?

What antihistamine has the strongest antiemetic properties besides phenergan (promethazine)?

Nausea treatment: Phenergan (promethazine) is a pretty good medication for symptomatic treatment of nausea. Meclizine seems to work better in motion sickness. If you are still symptomatic with those medications, you should be seen and evaluated by your physician to find out what causes it. Many serious health problems can cause nausea and vomitting. ...Read more

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Is baclofen safer than anarex (painkiller + orphenadine)?

Is baclofen safer than anarex (painkiller + orphenadine)?

Baclofen VS Anarex: There is no such thing as "safer" medication, only those that work and don't work, based on the patient's individual circumstances and genetics. ...Read more

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What anti emetic is stronger stronger than phenergan (promethazine)?

Zofran (ondansetron): Zofran (ondansetron) is a stronger anti-emetic and does not have the same side effect profile. Discuss use of this medication with your physician to see if it is an option. ...Read more

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Could painkillers (hydros, demerol, (meperidine hydrochloride) vidodin.. Watevev) give anybody else nightmares?

Could painkillers (hydros, demerol, (meperidine hydrochloride) vidodin.. Watevev) give anybody else nightmares?

Yes: This class of medications can cause nightmares in some people and calm them in others. We are all wired uniquely, part of the marvel of creation celebrated this holiday season. ...Read more

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Which causes asthenia after not taking; 1-Haloperidol 2-Carbamazepine 3-Lamotrigine 4-Biperiden 5-Methocarbamol 6-Quetiapine 7-Clomipramine?

Which causes asthenia after not taking; 1-Haloperidol  
2-Carbamazepine
3-Lamotrigine
4-Biperiden
5-Methocarbamol
6-Quetiapine
7-Clomipramine?

Asthenia : Weakness can be caused by induction of an adrenal deficiency in the setting of chronic steroid use ( withdrawal ) Any of the medications listed can produce perceived weakness in the setting of anxiety. ...Read more

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What is the equianalgesic dose when comparing 50mg tramadol to Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)? What about 30mg codiene to Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)? Tramadol?

What is the equianalgesic dose when comparing 50mg tramadol to Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)? 

What about 30mg codiene to Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)?

Tramadol?

50mg tramadol to Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)?: Meperidine (Demerol) 50 mg was superior to tramadol 50 mg for acute pain relief in patients with suspected renal colic when given intravenously. Because many patients in both groups received supplemental meperidine and the response to tramadol alone cannot be predicted, clinicians may want to choose higher doses of meperidine alone or other alternative combinations. ...Read more

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Is chlorpromazine (thorazine) effective?

Is chlorpromazine (thorazine) effective?

Depends: Thorazine (chlorpromazine) can be prescribed for many conditions including psychosis, nausea and vomiting, sedation, and intractable hiccups at a wide range of doses. It can certainly be effective in some individuals, however side effects including sedation and weight gain may be problematic for some. ...Read more

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Is vistaril (hydroxyzine) addictive?

Is vistaril (hydroxyzine) addictive?

No: Vistaril helps restless and anxiety through it's antihistamine activity, much like benadryl (diphenhydramine). It is not addictive, but if you are taking it several times daily you could find yourself having some withdrawal symptoms like runny nose. ...Read more

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Which causes more drowsiness - compazine (prochlorperazine) or zofran?

Which causes more drowsiness - compazine (prochlorperazine) or zofran?

Compazine (prochlorperazine) does...: Ondansetron (zofran), a powerful anti-nausea drug, is a serotonin 5-ht3 receptor antagonist. It blocks these "receptors" linked to the crtz..The "vomiting center" located in our brains. Compared to compazine, (prochlorperazine) a piperazine phenothiazine linked to other brain receptors (d2), it causes very little sedation. Both are used to decrease nausea and vomiting after surgery. ...Read more

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Is reglan (metoclopramide) an antipsychotic?

Is reglan (metoclopramide) an antipsychotic?

Reglan (metoclopramide): Is metoclopramide, used for heartburn & gastric reflux. Rarely, can cause dyskinesia, like antipsychotic medications, but is not classified as such. ...Read more

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Demerol (Definition)

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Thorazine (Definition)

Thorazine is a low strength D2 stimulator which is a kind of drug ...Read more