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Dr. Syed H. Sajid
176 Doctors shared insights

Promethazine (Overview)

Prevents and controls motion sickness, nausea, vomiting, and dizziness. Also used to relieve or prevent allergic reactions, helps people go to sleep, and control their pain or anxiety before or after surgery or other procedures.


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What is promethazine used for?

What is promethazine used for?

Promethazine is: Used commonly for nausea, usually in the post op or post chemotherapy setting. ...Read more

Dr. Syed H. Sajid
176 Doctors shared insights

Promethazine (Overview)

Prevents and controls motion sickness, nausea, vomiting, and dizziness. Also used to relieve or prevent allergic reactions, helps people go to sleep, and control their pain or anxiety before or after surgery or other procedures.


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How much promethazine is "safe" to take if you don't want to overdose?

How much promethazine is "safe" to take if you don't want to overdose?

This the infomation: Parenteral: 25 mg IV or im once, followed by close observation for response. This dose may be repeated within 2 hours if needed. Oral therapy should be started as soon as feasible if continued medication is required.

Oral: 25 mg orally once. This dose may be repeated every 4 hours as needed.

Rectal: 25 mg administered rectally once. This dose may be repeated every 4 hours as needed. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: promethazine?

Please describe the medication: promethazine?

Promethazine: Prevents and controls motion sickness, nausea, vomiting, and dizziness. Also used to relieve or prevent allergic reactions, helps people go to sleep, and control their pain or anxiety before or after surgery or other procedures. ...Read more

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Is it possiable for ur body to become immune against promethazine. I am 14 weeks pregnant n it prescribe by my doc. It help for a while but not it not?

Is it possiable for ur body to become immune against promethazine. I am 14 weeks pregnant n it prescribe by my doc. It help for a while but not it not?

Tolerance: Phenergan (promethazine) should not be used continuously, as you could develop tolerance to it. It should only be used for extremes of morning sickness, and only if Reglan does not work, as it is generally considered safer. ...Read more

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My phlegm type cough is kicking up again and I was wondering if it was safe to take my promethazine DM while on suboxone?

My phlegm type cough is kicking up again and I was wondering if it was safe to take my promethazine DM while on suboxone?

Talk to provider: Antihistamines have significant interactions with opioids, including buprenorphine, and may cause excessive sedation. There is nothing magic about Promethazine as a cough suppressant, and you could probably get the same or similar effect just using plain Robitussin DM, and leaving antihistamines out of it, particularly phenergan, (promethazine) which really is a drug of abuse when combined with methadone. ...Read more

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What is a safe dosage for promethazine hydrochloride?

What is a safe dosage for promethazine hydrochloride?

Promethazine: 25mg every 6 hours would be my maximum dosage. This may make you drowsy however. Be careful taking other medications at the same time. ...Read more

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What is so bad about drinking alcohol while on promethazine dm? No additional details needed

What is so bad about drinking alcohol while on promethazine dm? No additional details needed

Drug interactions: Would need to know why you are on Promethazine for give any kind of rational answer, but alcohol increases the activity of Promethazine and vice versa; in other words there is more toxicity with both drugs together than just adding up the toxicity of the two separately. Driving on that combination would be particularly dangerous. How much alcohol? A little, not much; a lot, a bunch of problems. ...Read more

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Promethazine/codeine syrup side effect?

Promethazine/codeine syrup side effect?

Usually None!: In normal dossage, the only remote side-effect would be constipation, maybe itching although rare. With overdose or with blunts or cigs dipped and smoked, hallucinogenic. ...Read more

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So what are side effects of promethazine hydrochloride pills?

So what are side effects of promethazine hydrochloride pills?

Multiple effects: Promethazine is a potent antihistamine that can cause dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, nausea, vomiting, weakness and occasionally more serious central nervous system side effects. It is usually well tolerated in most people. ...Read more

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What if you took talwin (pentazocine) and promethazine together how long will it take to get out of your system?

What if you took talwin (pentazocine) and promethazine together how long will it take to get out of your system?

4-5 days: Probably 4-5 days for this to clear your system. Not a good idea to take this unless prescribed by a doctor. ...Read more

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How long after the exportation date is promethazine 25 mg still good?

Expiration Date: I could not in good conscience recommend that a patient take a medication that is beyond its expiration date. I sorry that I could not answer your question. ...Read more

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Does promethazine, and Prozac (fluoxetine) interact? I'm on promethazine, prozac, (fluoxetine) pantorazole sodium, and iron pills. Does any or all interact?

Does promethazine, and Prozac (fluoxetine) interact? I'm on promethazine, prozac, (fluoxetine) pantorazole sodium, and iron pills. Does any or all interact?

No one knows: The only interaction studies involve only two medications. Theoretically, we know a great deal about the manner in which drugs are metalized and they possible interactions between two. More than 2 is a guess.
Then there is the individual or idiosyncratic reactions which are unique to that person and not predictable. ...Read more

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Can I take promethazine and pantoprazole sodium together with no interactions?

There are: No glaring interactions between these two drugs so long as you have no problems with antihistamines and have been taking Pantoprazole without any issues. ...Read more

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Might I overdose from promethazine and citalopram if I take it every day?

Might I overdose from promethazine and citalopram if I take it every day?

Unlikely: Not if you take the dose you are prescribed and it is a proper dose (celexa (citalopram) up to 40mg and Promethazine up to 100mg/day) you can get side effects such as sedation. If you are so sedated that you don't remember what you are taking, I guess you could take an extra dose which shouldn't hurt you but if you have a bad reaction, see your doctor immediately or go to the er. ...Read more

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Promethazine syrup effect?

Promethazine syrup effect?

Multiple effects: Promethazine is a potent antihistamine that can cause dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, nausea, vomiting, weakness and occasionally more serious central nervous system side effects. It is usually well tolerated in most people. ...Read more

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What is promethazine used for?

Promethazine is: Used commonly for nausea, usually in the post op or post chemotherapy setting. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: promethazine?

Promethazine: Prevents and controls motion sickness, nausea, vomiting, and dizziness. Also used to relieve or prevent allergic reactions, helps people go to sleep, and control their pain or anxiety before or after surgery or other procedures. ...Read more

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Can you give me advice promethazine question on probation?

May be: Please submit a clear & specific question about promethazine. Clarify and re-ask. ...Read more

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What's the difference between promethazine activist and hi tech?

No difference: It appears that these are two different brand names of the same medication (promethazine with codeine). They should be identical otherwise. ...Read more

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How much promethazine can you give a 11year old that weighs 130lbs?

Adult Dose 25mgm: 12.5 starting dose. Usual dose is 25 mgm orally but needs to be repeated every6to8 hours. Dose also depends on the indication you are using for. It is a prescription medicine and can be dipenced as liquid, pills, suppository and injections. It is used for allergy symptoms, skin hives, motion sickness and for nausea and vomiting, Discuss with the Pediatrician what you are using for. ...Read more

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How long after the exportation date is promethazine 25 mg still good?

Expiration Date: I could not in good conscience recommend that a patient take a medication that is beyond its expiration date. I sorry that I could not answer your question. ...Read more

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How much promethazine is "safe" to take if you don't want to overdose?

This the infomation: Parenteral: 25 mg IV or im once, followed by close observation for response. This dose may be repeated within 2 hours if needed. Oral therapy should be started as soon as feasible if continued medication is required.

Oral: 25 mg orally once. This dose may be repeated every 4 hours as needed.

Rectal: 25 mg administered rectally once. This dose may be repeated every 4 hours as needed. ...Read more