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My doctor prescribed me promethazine dm syrup for congestion and sinus infection. Should I start it at bedtime? I have a toddler to care for.

My doctor prescribed me promethazine dm syrup for congestion and sinus infection. Should I start it at bedtime? I have a toddler to care for.

Yes: It will most likely make you pretty drowsy, so yes I would advise you starting it when the baby is sleeping. :) ...Read more

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Promethazine (Definition)

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 ...Read more

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Can i take Mucinex dm and promethazine dm together?

Can i take Mucinex dm and promethazine dm together?

No: The mixing of the two will have you taking too much dm or dextromethorifan. ...Read more

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I have bronchitis and i want to know if it is ok to take promethazine w codein together with Mucinex dm?

I have bronchitis and i want to know if it is ok to take promethazine w codein together with Mucinex dm?

Wouldn't recommend: Codeine and "dm" are similar. Both suppress cough so you don't need both. Can use just mucinex without the dm. ...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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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, which really is a drug of abuse when combined with methadone. ...Read more

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Doc gave me Promethazine-DM 5ml every 8 hours took 5 ml and throat still hurts.. Can I take more? I have a cold

Doc gave me Promethazine-DM 5ml every 8 hours took 5 ml and throat still hurts.. Can I take more? I have a cold

Take as directed: Promethazine is for cough mainly not for sore throat. You should take your medication as the doctor directed you. If you have more problems see your physician before you change how you take your medicine. You may need a different treatment. ...Read more

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