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Is phenergan (promethazine) an antiemetic?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
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In brief: Among other things

Phenergan (promethazine) is a phenothiazine (most of the family are anti-psychotics) which is used primarily for its antihistaminic, antiemetic, & sedative effects.
Because it also blocks acetylcholine, it can cause dry mouth, blurred vision, constipation, difficulty urinating. As a phenothiazine it may cause uncontrollable movement disorders (extrapyramidal reaction). Also a photosensitizer.

In brief: Among other things

Phenergan (promethazine) is a phenothiazine (most of the family are anti-psychotics) which is used primarily for its antihistaminic, antiemetic, & sedative effects.
Because it also blocks acetylcholine, it can cause dry mouth, blurred vision, constipation, difficulty urinating. As a phenothiazine it may cause uncontrollable movement disorders (extrapyramidal reaction). Also a photosensitizer.
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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology

In brief: Yes.

This is a first-generation antihistamine used for hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and to treat allergic reactions.
It is also used as a sedative and to treat motion sickness, since it has anti emetic effects.

In brief: Yes.

This is a first-generation antihistamine used for hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and to treat allergic reactions.
It is also used as a sedative and to treat motion sickness, since it has anti emetic effects.
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