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Why are nubain and phenergan (promethazine) administered togetherl?

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Dr. Mark Cantieri
Pain Management
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In brief: Synergistic

Nubain is semi-synthetic opiod analgesic while Phenergan (promethazine) is an antihistamine.
The Phenergan (promethazine) is used in the postoperative period to reduce nausea and to potentiate the pain killing effects of the nubain. The hope is to use less Nubain and avoid its possible side effects by using the Phenergan (promethazine) with it.

In brief: Synergistic

Nubain is semi-synthetic opiod analgesic while Phenergan (promethazine) is an antihistamine.
The Phenergan (promethazine) is used in the postoperative period to reduce nausea and to potentiate the pain killing effects of the nubain. The hope is to use less Nubain and avoid its possible side effects by using the Phenergan (promethazine) with it.
Dr. Mark Cantieri
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