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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

Phenergan (Definition)

Promethazine is an inotrope which is a kind of heart ...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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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 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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Is Zofran (ondansetron) used for memory problems?

Is Zofran (ondansetron) used for memory problems?

Anti-emetic: This is a potent anti-nausea drug used for patients when they undergo chemotherapy, or for patients to pre-empt nausea and vomiting following general anesthesia. ...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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Of three anti-emetics (ativan, benadryl, (diphenhydramine) and zofran) used on a pediatric oncology floor, why is ativan used?

Of three anti-emetics (ativan, benadryl, (diphenhydramine) and zofran) used on a pediatric oncology floor, why is ativan used?

It works for some: Each of the three drugs you listed work by targeting a different mechanism to help battle chemotherapy-induced nausea. It is not uncommon for a patient to require a schedule of all three, depending on the chemo being administered and the individual patient. Ativan can help with anxiety, but it is also an anti-emetic. Reglan (metoclopramide) is also commonly given with Benadryl to help fight nausea. ...Read more

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Can nalbuphine (nubain) be used intrathecally?

Can  nalbuphine (nubain) be used intrathecally?

No: Only three drugs are fda approved for intrathecal administration: morphine, Baclofen and ziconotide. Other medications are used by physician discretion. Nalbuphine has not being used at all. ...Read more

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Any street uses for thioridazine, haloperidol?

Any street uses for thioridazine, haloperidol?

NO: However, given the answer above, people will use anything they can get their hands on to abuse, or help with a crash of other drugs. Both, have a high risk of a muscule movement disorder called tardive dyskensia, which can be permanent, and a syndrome called nms, neuroleptic malignant syndrome, which can be fatal... ...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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Zofran, (ondansetron) dexamethasone, Kytril can be used for chemo induced vomiting/nausea. Can 2 of these be taken together for better effectiveness or not?

Yes: Yea they can. Most heme/onc docs have their own combination. The zofran (ondansetron) and dexa are often combined as is kytril and dexa. There may be other add on therapy both before and after the treatments. Absolutely ask your physician about this. ...Read more

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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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Granisetron oral disintegrating 1 mg. tablet for chemo nausea is about equal to how many mgs. of oral disintegrating Zofran (ondansetron) or Zofran (ondansetron) regular pills?

Granisetron oral disintegrating 1 mg. tablet for chemo nausea is about equal to how many mgs. of oral disintegrating Zofran (ondansetron) or Zofran (ondansetron) regular pills?

Zofran (ondansetron) dosing: As a single dose before certain chemotherapy regimes, Granisetron can be given as a single 2mg dose, and Zofran (ondansetron) as a single 24mg dose, but only for single day chemotherapy when a high amount of nausea is anticipated. Side effects may occur and you will need to discuss this with your oncologist. ...Read more

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What is thorazine (chlorpromazine) used for?

What is thorazine (chlorpromazine) used for?

Thorazine (chlorpromazine): Thorazine (chlorpromazine) is an old line antipsychotic. This is its ONLY use. It has been replaced by more modern drugs with fewer serious and long lasting side effects. get a careful evaluation before using ANY psychiatric drug ...Read more