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Dr. Sheila Smith
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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


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Woke up nausea's have some promethazine but don't know if nausea is due to a possible pregnancy. Is it okay to take?

Woke up nausea's have some promethazine but don't know if nausea is due to a possible pregnancy. Is it okay to take?

Another option: A simple way to v nausea is w ginger. You can drink slightly flattened ginger ale or nibble on crystallized ginger. Or pour boiling water over freshly sliced organic ginger ; steep at least 5 min in a covered pot. Sip. Aromatherapy: sweet orange (citrus sinensis), peitigrain (citrus reticulata), mandarin (citrus reticulata) are different citrus scents that can v nausea. ...Read more

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I have pneumonia I am on promrthazine methylpred and amox/k clav will these meds cause false positive pregnancy test or should I stop taking the med?

I have pneumonia I am on promrthazine methylpred  and amox/k clav will these meds cause false positive pregnancy test or should I stop taking the med?

Do not stop the meds: You seem to have serious infection and other disorders. Do not stop taking your medication without consulting your doctor. If you need a pregnancy test, your doctor can order a sensitive blood test that is not likely to be affected by your medications. ...Read more

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I dont like taking anything while pregnant but sometimes I cant keep my food down and im very nauseous 18 weeks doc gave me promethazine is it safe?

I dont like taking anything while pregnant but sometimes I cant keep my food down and im very nauseous  18 weeks doc gave me promethazine is it safe?

Yes: While Promethazine is a category c drug for pregnancy, the main concern is in the first trimester, which you have passed. You need to be able to have some degree of nutrition to properly take care of yourself and baby. Take the medication as prescribed, and contact your doctor if symptoms do not improve or if your have increasing concern. ...Read more

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33 week preg. Modrate dry cough(no mucus) and stuffy nose. Cough give me stomoc pain, dr. Priscribe me codeine/promethazine syrup 5ml 3times/day is ok?

33 week preg. Modrate dry cough(no mucus) and stuffy nose. Cough give me stomoc pain, dr. Priscribe me  codeine/promethazine syrup 5ml 3times/day is ok?

Most likely safe...: It is always hard to gauge how safe a medication is during pregnancy. Both of the drugs you mentioned are class c which is defined as drugs that have not been shown to be harmful to fetuses, but data is limiting; use if benefits outweigh potential risks. I guess i would ask how bad was your stomach pain from the cough. If it wasn't too bad, i wouldn't take anything (the safest alternative). ...Read more

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Can my granddaughter take promethazine, she is 5 mos. pregnant? This is for stomach flu not morning sickness?

Can my granddaughter take promethazine, she is 5 mos. pregnant? This is for stomach flu not morning sickness?

She should discuss: this with her obstetrician. It is generally not recommended during pregnancy, but if her doctor determines there is more benefit than risk, it may be indicated. ...Read more

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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

Dr. Syed H. Sajid
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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