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Doctor insights on: For Quick Nausea Relief Is It Better To Take A Promethazine Suppository Than The Pill

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For quick nausea relief is it better to take a promethazine suppository than the pill?

For quick nausea relief is it better to take a promethazine suppository than the pill?

Depends on variables: If you think you can contain your nausea for at least an hour, the pill form is a likely better choise. Rectal absorbtion is erratic and may take hours to be in your sysytem, while the oral form would already be working. If you can't contain the nausea, the rectal form is better.Zofran (ondansetron) is a product I use for nausea that comes in a rapidly disolving oral tablet, check it out. ...Read more

Suppository (Definition)

A suppository is a drug delivery system that is inserted into the rectum (rectal suppository), vagina (vaginal suppository) or urethra (urethral suppository), where it dissolves or melts. They are used to deliver both systemically-acting and locally-acting medications. The alternative term for delivery of medicine via such ...Read more


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Can an 11 year old take promethazine for nausea?

Can an 11 year old take promethazine for nausea?

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! ...Read more

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Can you take tramadol with nausea medicine promethazine!

Can you take tramadol with nausea medicine promethazine!

Yes: Medication allergies or intolerances aside, tramadol and Promethazine can be safely taken together. Beware of sedation! ...Read more

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Woke up nausea's have some promethazine but don't know if nausea is due to a possible pregnancy. Is it okay to take?

Woke up nausea's have some promethazine but don't know if nausea is due to a possible pregnancy. Is it okay to take?

Another option: A simple way to v nausea is w ginger. You can drink slightly flattened ginger ale or nibble on crystallized ginger. Or pour boiling water over freshly sliced organic ginger ; steep at least 5 min in a covered pot. Sip. Aromatherapy: sweet orange (citrus sinensis), peitigrain (citrus reticulata), mandarin (citrus reticulata) are different citrus scents that can v nausea. ...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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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 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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Hi Can I take promethazine after 5-htp? I have been sick for days now and can't eat. Before this I has some mdma which is why I think I feel sick now

Hi Can I take promethazine after 5-htp? I have been sick for days now and can't eat. Before this I has some mdma which is why I think I feel sick now

WRONG to selfmedicat: Your knowledge of "5-htp" and "MDMA" is itself worrisome. It's WRONG to self-medicate. 5-HTP is sometimes taken by MDMA (ecstasy) addicts in a misguided attempt to treat MDMA withdrawal. Side effects include nausea, vomiting, & serotonin syndrome. Promethazine works on the nervous system for these symps, but can make serotonin syndrome & cognitive symps worse. See a psychiatrist STAT. Use HT Prime ...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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Are promethazine tablets for nausea highly addictive, can I gain a tolerance?

Are promethazine tablets for nausea highly addictive, can I gain a tolerance?

No: Promethazine is an antihistamine and not typically habituating unless the symptoms for which it is taken are alleviated. In your case I would rather want to know why you stay nauseated enough to require the medication in a frequency to consider habituation. See your doctor about why you stay nauseated. ...Read more

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Will promethazine hydrochloride give you a high like feeling when taken for nausea?

Will promethazine hydrochloride give you a high like feeling when taken for nausea?

It might.: Even though this is used to counteract postnarcotic nausea and remedy motion sickness, it is also used as an antihistamine for allergies. This might affect individuals with a feeling of stimulation before the aniti-allergenic, sedative, anesthetic, and other qualities take effect. Many medications can affect individuals in unusaul ways, so somethiong like this is possible. See dr. To be sure. ...Read more

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Do doctors have a problem prescribing phenergan (promethazine) for nausea especially for nausea with migraines?

Do doctors have a problem prescribing phenergan (promethazine) for nausea especially for nausea with migraines?

Phenergan (promethazine) indication: Indicated for nausea/vomiting w/motion sickness. It's was used IV for nausea w/migraines but is caustic to bld vessels ; therefore use has fallen out of favor. W/nausea orally may be vomited ; given rectally has? Absorption. It's an antihistamine ; shouldn't be used in those w/resp problems (asthma, copd, sleep apnea), blood/immune system ds, glaucoma, heart ds w/o caution. Can't use pregnancy. ...Read more

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Please tell me the onset of action of Phenergan (promethazine) suppositories? How long after inserting can I use the restroom? How long will the medicine last?

Phenergan (promethazine) supp.: Phenergan (promethazine) suppositories usually dissolve completely and start to work in approximately half an hour. Phenergan (promethazine) is usually recommended at 4 hour intervals. ...Read more

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Does Vistaril (hydroxyzine) help for Nausea, similar to bendaryl & Promethazine?

Does Vistaril (hydroxyzine) help for Nausea, similar to bendaryl & Promethazine?

Probably not: It is unlikely that Vistaril (hydroxyzine) would noticeably reduce your nausea. But if you get knocked out by its drowsiness effect, you would not be feeling the nausea as much. ...Read more

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I was prescribed Meclizine for dizziness and Promethazine for nausea when I went to the ER. Dr. said I had a virus. Do I have Vertigo or something?

I was prescribed Meclizine for dizziness and Promethazine for nausea when I went to the ER. Dr. said I had a virus. Do I have Vertigo or something?

Vertigo is a symptom: Not a diagnosis. Its one thing to be unsteady, light headed or out of sorts. Vertigo is the sensation of being pulled or rotated in a direction. There are many causes. If your symptoms include a dramatic spinning or pulling sensation and it lasts for more than a couple of days see an ENT. If they can't fix the problem they may refer you to a neurologist. ...Read more

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I am on the anti nausea drug promethazine. What are the common side effects?

Numerous side effect: Serious side effects--twitching and uncontrollable movement, shaking, drooling, restlessness, agitated, high fever, stiff musles, lightheaded, seizures, hallucinations, abdominal pain, rash, joint pain, low heart rate. Less serious---dizzyness, blurred vision, dry mouth, ringing in ears, weight gain, constipation. ...Read more

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I'm taking meds that cause nausea and taking promethazine to treat the nausea but I often end up vomiting violently after. Could it be the real cause?

I'm taking meds that cause nausea and taking promethazine to treat the nausea but I often end up vomiting violently after. Could it be the real cause?

Unlikely.: Maybe your dose of Promethazine is too low or you need a different agent like Metoclopramide or ondansetron. Hard to tell without knowing what other meds you are taking and what meds caused you to take Promethazine in the first place. ...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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Nausea (Definition)

Nausea = abdominal upset ...Read more