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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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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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What other antihistamine has antiemetic properties equivalent or superior to phenergan (promethazine)?

What other antihistamine has antiemetic properties equivalent or superior to phenergan (promethazine)?

None: Most antihistamines do not have much if any antiemetic effect although some anti-emetic drugs may possess some antihistaminic activities. ...Read more

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If I take a antiemetic like phenegran is it still possible I can vomit?

Yes: Phenergan (promethazine) works on one mechanism of nausea. There are many reasons someone could experience nausea and may not be controlled with that drug. ...Read more

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What are the best antiemetics for cisplatin vomiting. Would phenergan (promethazine) work at all? It's to my knowledge that cisplatin is the most emetogenic chemos.

What are the best antiemetics for cisplatin vomiting. Would phenergan (promethazine) work at all? It's to my knowledge that cisplatin is the most emetogenic chemos.

Prevention: The best treatment for cisplatin induced nausea and vomiting is to prevent in the first place. Before cisplatin is given you should get a lot of fluids for hydration, then Dexamethasone, 5HT3 antagonist such as Zofran and NK1 antagonist such as aprepitant. together this combination with prevent nausea and vomiting. if still sick Compazine, (prochlorperazine) Zofran, etc can help as needed. Remember hydration! ...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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Does phenergan (promethazine) cause ED in men?

Does phenergan (promethazine) cause ED in men?

No: It is not a common side effect of phenergan (promethazine). If there is no other explanation may be you experience nd idiosyncratic reaction to it. ...Read more

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Will Phenergan (promethazine) stop acute/severe coughing?

Will Phenergan (promethazine) stop acute/severe coughing?

Might not: Several things can cause cough. Depending on associated symptoms, the doctors can guide you to a correct diagnosis and treatment. Phenergan (promethazine) by itself might not be helpful for your severe cough. You should come see a local physician to be evaluated and treated correctly. ...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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