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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?

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

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 promethazine dm equivilant to codine cough syrup?

Is promethazine dm equivilant to codine cough syrup?

Not equivalent: But dextromethorphan in adequate dosage has cough suppressant activity equivalent to codeine. ...Read more

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Is a cough syrup with codine better then promethazine dm for coughs?

Is a cough syrup with codine better then promethazine dm for coughs?

It depends: Upon what is cough due to. Is it just allergy? Asthma? From smoking? Infection causing Bronchitis? Pneumonia? And also upon what did you try OTC. Warm Ginger tea is very good for soothing throat. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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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Is it safe to take promethazine with codeine syrup, mucinex DM, and the nasal spray fluticasone propionate?

Is it safe to take promethazine with codeine syrup, mucinex DM, and the nasal spray fluticasone propionate?

Too many: While fluticasone is fine, you are mixing codeine and Mucinex DM (not just Mucinex) which also contains an opiate. Throw in promethazine and you may end up getting too much sedating effect. ...Read more

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What does promethazine dm do to the body?

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. ...Read more

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Can I take promethazine DM and lexapro 20mgs?

Can I take promethazine DM and lexapro 20mgs?

There is interaction: Taking promethazine with lexapro can increase the risk of irregular heart rhythm that can be serious and life threatening ...Read more

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Can I take promethazine Dm and Nyquil together?

Can I take promethazine Dm and Nyquil together?

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

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Can I take mucinex-d and promethazine dm together?

Caution: You better try the plain mucinex though, as the 'D' part, pseudoephedrine may interact with promethazine. or don't take them at the same time

good that you asked, always exercise caution with multiple medications, ask you pharmacist / healthcare provider ...Read more

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Can I take mucinex DMV and 5 hours later take promethazine dm?

No: 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).
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I was prescribed promethazine DM. 3 out of 5 times taking it I would vomit. What else can I take?

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

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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, (promethazine) which really is a drug of abuse when combined with methadone. ...Read more

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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?

Mgt: 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

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Can promethazine dm help ear fluid clear up??

Can promethazine dm help ear fluid clear up??

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

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Can I take Mucinex (guaifenesin) 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 (guaifenesin) dm?

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

Wouldn't recommend: Codeine and "dm" are similar. Both suppress cough so you don't need both. Can use just Mucinex (guaifenesin) without the dm. ...Read more

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Is taking promethazine dm without codeine causing my restless leg syndrome (from heroin withdraw) and/or making it worse?

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

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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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I'm 22 and hav severe asthma. I'm on combivent, albuterol inhaler and neb, spirvia and singular. Phenergan (promethazine) DM not stopping SEVERE coughing?

I'm 22 and hav severe asthma. I'm on combivent, albuterol inhaler and neb, spirvia and singular. Phenergan (promethazine) DM not stopping SEVERE coughing?

Steroids and rx GERD: I agree. Treatment of your GERD which can lead to microaspiration and bronchospasm, is a high priority. You may need a course of oral steroids prior to starting inhaled steroids. I would advise pulmonary testing and follow up. ...Read more

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Is a sore throat, headache, and runny nose signs of strep? If so will promethazine DM help?

Is a sore throat, headache, and runny nose signs of strep? If so will promethazine DM help?

No and no: No it is mot necessary sign of strep. And if you do Dave strep you need antibiotic so if you are not better see your doctor for proper evaluation and treatment ...Read more