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Doctor insights on: Phenergan Withdrawal

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I've been taking phenergan / promethazine every night for sleep, I want to stop taking it but I am worried there will be with withdrawal?

I've been taking phenergan / promethazine every night for sleep, I want to stop taking it but I am worried there will be with withdrawal?

No withdrawal: Phenergan use does not cause physical dependence or withdrawals. However, if you use it daily, your body/brain becomes used to it and you may have some rebound insomnia on discontinuence. ...Read more

Phenergan (Definition)

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


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Have you heard of getting addicted to phenergan for sleep? My mother has severe bladder distention and needs to quit but I'm worried about withdrawal

No withdrawal: in the traditional sense. Antihistamines do not work by the same mechanisms that alcohol or sedatives do, and there is no real tolerance to effects or a stereotypical withdrawal syndrome. Sometimes there is a discontinuation syndrome with anxiety, irritabilty and even electric shock feelings, but it is usually mild and transient. The dose can be gradually reduced over a week or so if worried. ...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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Long term side effects of phenergan (promethazine)?

Long term side effects of phenergan (promethazine)?

Seizures, rare.: Rare side effects include seizures, and neuroleptic malignant syndrome, a life-threatening neurological disorder. This consists of muscle rigidity, fever, autonomic instability, and cognitive changes such as delirium, and is associated with elevated plasma creatine phosphokinase. ...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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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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I was reading about phenergan (promethazine) being so dangerous and painful for an im inj. I have a ? And want a dr to answer it can I mix lidocaine with it?

I was reading about phenergan (promethazine) being so dangerous and painful for an im inj. I have a ? And want a dr to answer it can I mix lidocaine with it?

No Benefit: There would be no benefit to this. An injection will still cause pain and Lidocaine will also add pain while it is being injected before it begins to work. ...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