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What Is Promethazine Dm Syrup
Hello. I just took promethazine dm syrup for my cough the first time and I started coughing excessively. I can not stop coughing am I allergic?
Maybe: Persistent post nasal drip (allergy or non-allergy related), acid reflux, asthma, or vocal cord problem are common causes for persistent cough. Medication side effect is often overlooked as well. Consider a virtual consult to discuss any related symptoms and more about your history for guidance. ...Read more
I was prescribed promethazine DM. 3 out of 5 times taking it I would vomit. What else can I take? I bought OTC DM syrup and I threw up as well.
Doff That Cough!: Something's going on here. First, just don't take any more of that stuff. There are other ways to beat a cough. I assume you're taking this for a cough, right?? Try a steamy shower and/or steam from a tea pot. Try a teaspoon of honey. Try one or two capsules of Benadryl (diphenhydramine). But if nothing works go see a doctor. They could try therapy you couldn't do at home, like a nebulizer or other medications, etc ...Read more
Can I take two teaspoons of Phenergan (promethazine) DM syrup. I have bad asthma and it's been a rough few days. One teaspoon just doesn't give enough relief.?
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
Is it safe to take promethazine with codeine syrup, mucinex DM, and the nasal spray fluticasone propionate?
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. ...Read more
Yes: They should not interact.Get a more detailed answer ›
NyQuil: NyQuil contains antihistamines, acetaminophen, a cough suppressant and alcohol. Promethazine is an antihistamine used to relieve vomiting and motion sickness. The combination could cause severe sedation, seizures, drowsiness, dizziness, blurred vision, and dry mouth. I would avoid taking both NyQuill and promethazine. ...Read more
Dextromethorphan has never been shown in studies to relieve any symptom of colds, flu, allergies, bronchitis or pneumonia, including cough, and can be dangerous in high doses.
If you have thick mucous, use PLAIN guafenesin (Mucinex). If you have nausea or a cough use PLAIN phenergan, or (for cough) phenergan + codeine or hydrocodone (but you will need an rx for phenergan + anything).
I was prescribed promethazine DM. 3 out of 5 times taking it I would vomit. What else can I take?
Promethazine: Hi P Cruz ~ promethazine causing vomiting is not an unusual symptom. Trash it! Its not necessary to use a cough med at all. If you are wheezing we can prescribe an inhaler like albuterol and steam inhalations will help to break up mucus. That's all you need for bronchitis. If you MUST take a cough med use ROBITUSSIN (guaifenesin) thanks ...Read more
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
What to do if I had promethazine dm, and I have asthma. I'm afraid to go to sleep. What's going to happen?
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
Is promethazine dm 6.25-15mg/5ml a narcotic and will it show up on a urine test and how long does it stay in a person system?
I Accidentally Gave my 35 lb 3 year-old 1 tsp phenergan (promethazine) dm. The dose is suppose to be 1/2. She acts fine should I be worried?
If she is otherwise well, it should be alright. If you do notice any changes, please contact your PCP
Nasal saline rinses are effective in relieving congestion without the potential side effects. ...Read more
Nope: There is no medicine to "clear up" middle ear fluid. Decongestants and antihistamines have been studied and do not speed the resolution of middle ear fluid after a cold. This should clear up within a month or two on its own. ...Read more
No: The mixing of the two will have you taking too much dm or dextromethorifan. ...Read more
I have chronic PE's, asthma and now I have bronchitis. My doctor just gave me Promethazine DM will it give me the same effects as Promethazine AC?
I have bronchitis and I want to know if it is ok to take promethazine w codein together with Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm?
Is taking promethazine dm without codeine causing my restless leg syndrome (from heroin withdraw) and/or making it worse?
Restless leg syndrom: The medication that you are taking promethazine has anticholinergic side effects which aggravates restless leg syndrome. Use alternate medications which do not have anticholinergic side effects and you can discuss with your primary physician about these medications. Iron supplements, magnesium 2 mg a day and stretching exercises prior to sleep helped alleviate symptoms of restless leg syndrome ...Read more