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Drug information on Phenergan (Promethazine) from AHPL

Phenergan

  Tablet  
AHPL
Generic : Promethazine
 13.25
10mg
10
Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc Biotechnology | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017
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Medical Condition(s) for which Phenergan may be prescribed


Overview of Phenergan

Note: This brand is not available in US market.

Side effects of Phenergan

   Central Nervous System : Drowsiness, blurred vision, dizziness, confusion, disorientation, weakness, ringing in the ear, incoordination, fatigue, emotion, nervousness, double vision, sleeplessness, tremors, convulsive seizures, excitement and hallucinations.

   Heart : Increased or decreased blood pressure, fast/slow heart rate and faintness.

   Skin : Skin inflammation, sensitivity to light and hives.

   Blood : Bruising, decrease in white blood cells and platelets.

   Gastrointestinal : Dry mouth, nausea, vomiting and jaundice.

   Respiratory : Asthma, nasal stuffiness and respiratory depression.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Allergy- The average oral dose is 25 mg taken before retiring; however, 12.5 mg may be taken before meals and on retiring, if necessary.
Motion Sickness- The average adult dose is 25 mg taken twice daily. The initial dose should be taken one-half to one hour before anticipated travel and be repeated 8 to 12 hours later, if necessary.
Nausea and Vomiting- Adults- The recommended dosage is 25 mg.

How to use Phenergan?

It comes as a tablet, capsule, liquid to take by mouth, with or without food.
It also comes as rectal suppositories, to insert through the rectum.

When is Phenergan not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with asthma, children less than 2 years, and hypersensitivity.
Avoid subcutaneous administration.

Warnings and Precautions for Phenergan

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of nervous system problems, bone marrow depression, heart problems, blood disease, increased eye pressure, low blood pressure, liver disease, ulcers, urinary obstruction, enlarged prostate, Parkinson disease, seizures, Reye syndrome, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

• It may cause drowsiness, dizziness, or blurred vision, do not drive a car operate machinery while taking this medication.

• Avoid alcohol consumption.

• Patient may develop with increased risk of tissue injury, seizures and Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS); if it is so consult with your doctor.

Other Precautions for Phenergan

It may affect blood sugar level; monitor sugar level regularly.

Storage Conditions for Phenergan

Store it at controlled room temperature (20º to 25ºC).



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