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Are promethazine tablets for nausea highly addictive, can I gain a tolerance?

Are promethazine tablets for nausea highly addictive, can I gain a tolerance?

No: Promethazine is an antihistamine and not typically habituating unless the symptoms for which it is taken are alleviated. In your case i would rather want to know why you stay nauseated enough to require the medication in a frequency to consider habituation. See your doctor about why you stay nauseated. ...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


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Is this diabetes, or caused by my medication? I have a spinal injury, and am on the following medications: fentanyl 12mcg/hr trans-dermal patch promethazine 25mg tablet-as needed ibuprofin 800mg 1@every 6 hours as needed naproxen 500mg- 2x daily risperido

It : It sounds like you went over 24 hours without eating, which could certainly cause low blood sugar. This, combined with your medication regimen could have caused this extreme fatigue. If diabetes runs in your family, your risk of developing the disease is higher. However, experiencing hypoglycemia does not necessarily mean you have diabetes. Diabetes is diagnosed by blood glucose tests that show a trend of high blood sugars in the blood plasma (over 126). It is manifested by high blood sugar in the blood and low performance of Insulin (which is produced by the body to lower the blood sugar). Symptoms of high blood sugar include extreme thirst/hunger, blurred vision, frequent urination, dry mouth, poor wound healing, recurrent infection and fatigue. See your doctor if you notice any of these signs of high blood sugar. ...Read more

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For quick nausea relief is it better to take a promethazine suppository than the pill?

For quick nausea relief is it better to take a promethazine suppository than the pill?

Depends on variables: If you think you can contain your nausea for at least an hour, the pill form is a likely better choise.Rectal absorbtion is erratic and may take hours to be in your sysytem, while the oral form would already be working. If you can't contain the nausea, the rectal form is better.Zofran is a product I use for nausea that comes in a rapidly disolving oral tablet, check it out. ...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

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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