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Promethazine Overdose (Overview)

An overdose occurs when an excessive / dangerous dose of a drug / substance is used. O/D sxs: urinary hesitancy, inability to urinate, rapid heart rate, low blood pressure, drowsiness, coma, agitation, confusion, disorientation, depressed mood, hallucinations, fever, seizures, tremor, flushed skin, dilated pupils & muscle stiffness. REF: https://medlineplus. Gov/ency/article/002527.htm


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What is the treatment for promethazine overdose?

Activated Charcoal: Phenergan (promethazine) or Promethazine overdose can be treated with activated charcoal to reduce the side effects of an overdose. In addition to activated charcoal, IV fluids and other supportive treatments must be taken to control side effects such as low blood pressure.

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Promethazine Overdose (Overview)

An overdose occurs when an excessive / dangerous dose of a drug / substance is used. O/D sxs: urinary hesitancy, inability to urinate, rapid heart rate, low blood pressure, drowsiness, coma, agitation, confusion, disorientation, depressed mood, hallucinations, fever, seizures, tremor, flushed skin, dilated pupils & muscle stiffness. REF: https://medlineplus. Gov/ency/article/002527.htm


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What is the definition or description of: Promethazine overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Promethazine overdose?

Promethazine O/D: An overdose occurs when an excessive / dangerous dose of a drug / substance is used. O/D sxs: urinary hesitancy, inability to urinate, rapid heart rate,
low blood pressure, drowsiness, coma, agitation, confusion, disorientation, depressed mood, hallucinations, fever, seizures, tremor, flushed skin,
dilated pupils & muscle stiffness. REF: https://medlineplus. Gov/ency/article/002527.htm

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What is the treatment for promethazine overdose?

Activated Charcoal: Phenergan (promethazine) or Promethazine overdose can be treated with activated charcoal to reduce the side effects of an overdose. In addition to activated charcoal, IV fluids and other supportive treatments must be taken to control side effects such as low blood pressure.

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What is the definition or description of: Phenergan (promethazine) overdose?

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

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What is the treatment for phenergan (promethazine) overdose?

Activated Charcoal: Phenergan (promethazine) or Promethazine overdose can be treated with activated charcoal to reduce the side effects of an overdose. In addition to activated charcoal, IV fluids and other supportive treatments must be taken to control side effects such as low blood pressure.

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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.

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Could you overdose on 2 ounces of promethazine codeine syrup?

Could you overdose on 2 ounces of promethazine codeine syrup?

Yes: Normal adult dose is 1-2 teaspoons, 2 ounces is a lot if taken as one dose.

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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.

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Is it possible to overdose on 75ml of promethazine vc codeine syrup?

Is it possible to overdose on 75ml of promethazine vc codeine syrup?

Yes: Yes. What may represent a fatal overdose for one patient may be tolerated by another patient. Any combination of opiates such as Codeine with other drugs that can cause sleepiness such as Promethazine is potentially dangerous.

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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.

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What's promethazine vc syrup?

What's promethazine vc syrup?

For resp infection: This medicine contains Promethazine and phenylephrine. This medicine is most commonly used for temporary relief of upper respiratory symptoms including nasal congestio associated with allergy or the common cold.

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Where can I buy promethazine codeine?

Promethazine codeine: You can purchase this from a pharmacy with a prescription from a medical provider.

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What does promethazine dm do to the body?

Drugs: Promethazine is an antihistamine and increases the viscosity of your mucus secretions and makes you tired. The DM stands for dextromethorphan which is a synthetic narcotic which acts on the CTZ (central triggering zone) in the brain stem to turn off cough. It reduces coughing but doesn't address the central problem of why you're coughing, the presence of the mucus.

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Can I take promethazine if I have bronchitis?

Can I take promethazine if I have bronchitis?

Probably OK: The only concern would be if your are certain medications for your bronchitis especially certain antibiotics which can make side effects of promethazine more likely. I would recommend you check with your doctor.

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Does prospan contain promethazine and codeine?

Not listed by: Manufacturer. "the dried leaves of ivy,  hedera helix  (araliaceae), contain saponins, and extracts are reported to have expectorant and spasmolytic actions.".

Dr. Syed H. Sajid
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