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Is phenergan (promethazine) safe to give my 11 month old baby for allergy itchy skin he's 9.5 and how much can I give him plz?

Is phenergan (promethazine) safe to give my 11 month old baby for allergy itchy skin he's 9.5 and how much can I give him plz?

Babies and Meds: Phenergan (promethazine) or Promethazine should not be used in children younger than 2 years because it may cause serious (possibly fatal) slow/shallow breathing. When using this medication in older, kids the lowest effective dosage should be used, and other drugs that affect breathing should be avoided. Get medical help right away if slow/shallow breathing occurs.
For allergy, Benadryl or Claritin 1 tsf is safe ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Is phenergan (promethazine) safe for 11 month old baby for allergy and itchy mosquito bites he's 9.5 kg dr recommended 3 mls twice a day till symptoms are gone?

Is phenergan (promethazine) safe for 11 month old baby for allergy and itchy mosquito bites he's 9.5 kg dr recommended 3 mls twice a day till symptoms are gone?

Phenergan (promethazine): Phenergan (promethazine) is generally not recommendedfor children under 2 years of age since it can affect their breathing. Benadryl would be a better choice ...Read more

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I have sinus & eye allergies I use overthe counter medicine I find the effects are reduced is it possible to build a tolerance to otrivin & phenerghan?

I have sinus & eye allergies I use overthe counter medicine I find the effects are reduced is it possible to build a tolerance to otrivin & phenerghan?

Yes: Otrivin is a local decongestant, should not be used more than few days in a row, as continuous use would lead to rebound congestion, and shouldn't be used if you have cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes, and others. Phenergan (promethazine) continuous usage can lead to tolerance: you need more of it after some time to have the same effect. See an allergist or ENT/ophthalmologist for management, good luck ...Read more

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I'm 18 weeks pregnant. Very nauseous, vomiting, and diarrhea for roughly 5 hours. Any OTC medication that might help?! Phenergen allergy.

I'm 18 weeks pregnant. Very nauseous, vomiting, and diarrhea for roughly 5 hours. Any OTC medication that might help?! Phenergen allergy.

See your doc: There are several causes of these symptoms- some are dangerous. It's best to be evaluated by a gynecologist first. You don't want to miss conditions such as gallbladder inflammation, appendicitis or some infection that could lead to complications in your pregnancy. Hope this helps. ...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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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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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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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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Does Phenergan (promethazine) depress your breathing?

Does Phenergan (promethazine) depress your breathing?

It's possible: Phenergan (promethazine) has been known to depress breathing in adults and this can be fatal in infants. It is a serious but rare reaction that can happen, so do not continue to take phenergan (promethazine) if you have noticed this, and contact your doctor so it can be noted in your chart. If you are having difficulty breathing, use your inhaler (if you have one). call emergency response if you are having difficulty. ...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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What is the treatment for phenergan (promethazine) overdose?

What is the treatment for phenergan (promethazine) overdose?

Activated Charcoal: Phenergan (promethazine) or Promethazine overdose can be treated with activated charcoal to reduce the side effects of an overdose. In addition to activated charcoal, IV fluids and other supportive treatments must be taken to control side effects such as low blood pressure. ...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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Can one time use of phenergan cause neuroleptic malignant syndrome?

Can one time use of phenergan cause neuroleptic malignant syndrome?

Unlikely: Neuroleptic malignant syndrome has been rarely observed during treatment with promethazine. It usually occurs within the first 30 days after exposure to neuroleptics. One case noted in 1999: Neuroleptic malignant syndrome due to promethazine.
Chan-Tack KM1. It occurred after 2 days in this case. If suspected it is an emergency situation. ...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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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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Is phenergan (promethazine) strong enough to counteract vomiting from ipecac (i know ipecac isn't used anymore, its just a curious question)?

Is phenergan (promethazine) strong enough to counteract vomiting from ipecac (i know ipecac isn't used anymore, its just a curious question)?

Redundant question: Ipecac is given to induce vomiting in children and adults who overdosed. Vomiting is the desired effect. Phenergan (promethazine) is given when in conditions where you wnt to stop vomiting like gastroenteritis. ...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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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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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 taking a phenergan (promethazine) cause someone to be in an altered state?

Yes: Some significant possible adverse effects of Phenergan (promethazine) involving the central nervous system include catatonic states, confusion, delirium, disorientation, dizziness, drowsiness, euphoria, excitation, faintness, fatigue, hallucinations, hysteria, insomnia, lassitude, nervousness, nightmares, sedation, seizure, and somnolence. I am not sure of the individual frequencies of these side effects. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Phenergan (promethazine) overdose?

Death possible but: Overdose signs/symptoms range from mild depression of the central nervous system and cardiovascular system to profound hypotension, respiratory depression, and unconsciousness, and sudden death. Other reported reactions include hyperreflexia, hypertonia, ataxia, athetosis, and extensor-plantar reflexes. Ref: http://www. Rxlist. Com/phenergan-drug/overdosage-contraindications. Htm ...Read more

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Is it possible for the combination of phenergan (promethazine) and Zofran hurt me?

Is it possible for the combination of phenergan (promethazine) and Zofran hurt me?

Yes: These medications are metabolized ny the same enzyme system and can be dangerous when used together. Check with your prescriber or pharmacist. ...Read more

Phenergan (Definition)

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