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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

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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

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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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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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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.
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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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Can i give phenergan (promethazine) elixir to eight month old baby?

Can i give phenergan (promethazine) elixir to eight month old baby?

No: Years ago this medication was used frequently in infants and children, but not any more. Reports of apnea, failure to breathe, with tragic results began appearing in kids under 2 years of age. There is a black box warning on this med for use in infants. If you have it on hand, store it for later use. ...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 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

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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 onset of action of Phenergan (promethazine) Transdermal Gel? How long does it last?

What is the onset of action of Phenergan (promethazine) Transdermal Gel? How long does it last?

Depends: On site of application and thickness of skin. Generally transdermal medications have an onset of less than an hour and last up to 6 hours. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more