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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

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

Phenergan (Definition)

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