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Promethazine

Promethazine Tablet Information

Promethazine Tablet Benefits & Uses

Promethazine Tablet is used to treat the following -

Promethazine Tablet Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Promethazine Tablet

Promethazine

Promethazine Tablet Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Promethazine Tablet is used -

  1. Drowsiness
  2. Injection Site Allergic Reaction
  3. Dry Mouth Moderate
  4. Confusion
  5. Akathisia
  6. Headache Severe
  7. Seizures (uncontrollable jerking of limbs)
  8. Tremor

Promethazine Tablet Related Warnings

Is the use of Promethazine Tablet safe for pregnant women?

Promethazine Tablet can have harmful effects for pregnant women. If you experience anything like this, then discontinue Promethazine Tablet and take your doctor's advice.

Moderate

Is the use of Promethazine Tablet safe during breastfeeding?

Promethazine Tablet can cause moderate side effects on breastfeeding women. If you feel its side effects, then stop taking this drug and consult your doctor. Take this medicine again only if your doctor advises to do so.

Moderate

What is the effect of Promethazine Tablet on the Kidneys?

You can take Promethazine Tablet without any fear of damage to kidney.

Safe

What is the effect of Promethazine Tablet on the Liver?

Very few cases of side effects of Promethazine Tablet on liver have been reported.

Mild

What is the effect of Promethazine Tablet on the Heart?

Promethazine Tablet is rarely harmful for heart.

Mild

Severe Interaction of Promethazine Tablet with Other Drugs

Promethazine Tablet should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Ciprofloxacin

Promethazine Tablet Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Promethazine Tablet unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Diabetes
  2. Heart Failure
  3. Calcium Deficiency
  4. Potassium Deficiency
  5. Liver Disease
  6. Heart Disease
  7. Asthma
  8. Parkinson's Disease

Frequently asked Questions about Promethazine Tablet

Is this Promethazine Tablet habit forming or addictive?

No, there is no any evidence that Promethazine Tablet is addictive.

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

No, you should do not do anything that requires the brain to be active and alert after taking Promethazine Tablet.

Dangerous

Is it safe?

Yes, but take Promethazine Tablet only on doctor's advice.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

Yes, Promethazine Tablet is useful in treating mental disorders.

हाँ

Promethazine Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Promethazine Tablet

Taking Promethazine Tablet with food does not cause any problem.

Safe

Interaction between Alcohol and Promethazine Tablet

Consult your doctor before consuming alcohol while taking Promethazine Tablet as it can have severe side effects.

Severe

Promethazine Tablet से जुड़े सवाल और जवाब

सवाल 11 months पहले

Can I take Promethazine with amitriptyline?

Dr. Keshu Lal Damor MBBS, General Physician

No, it is recommended that you do not take Promethazine with amitriptyline which is an antidepressant with anticholinergic effects. Since Promethazine also has anticholinergic effects, both the drugs produce additive effects such as dry mouth, constipation, blurred vision, etc. 

सवाल over 1 year पहले

How to take Promethazine?

Dr. Chinmaya Bal MBBS, General Physician

Promethazine is available in the form of injectable, tablets and syrups to be taken orally, as a suppository to be taken rectally. When taken for treating allergies, it is taken 1 to 4 times a day usually before meals or at bedtime. When used for treating cold, it is taken every 4 to 6 hours. When used for treating motion sickness, it is taken 30 to 60 minutes before travel and again after 8 to 10 hours if required. Promethazine might also be taken at bedtime before surgery to feel relaxed and sleep properly. The suppositories are meant for rectal use. Do not use them in any other body cavity. If using Promethazine liquid, avoid using a household spoon and use the measuring cup that is dispensed with the syrup. The Promethazine should be taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor.

सवाल over 1 year पहले

What is Promethazine?

Dr. Piyush Malav MBBS, MS, General Surgery

Promethazine belongs to the class of compounds known as phenothiazines. It has antihistaminic, antiemetic and sedative properties. Promethazine is indicated to be used for allergic rhinitis, allergic conjunctivitis, allergic responses of the body to blood and plasma products. In combination with other drugs, the Promethazine is used for treating the symptoms of common cold like sneezing, runny nose and coughing. In some cases, this drug is also used to sedate patients before labor and surgical procedures. It is also used to treat motion sickness, nausea, and vomiting. 

सवाल about 1 year पहले

Does Promethazine cause dry mouth?

Dr. Keshu Lal Damor MBBS, General Physician

Yes, antipsychotics like Promethazine exert anticholinergic effects and as a result, dry mouth is one of the adverse reactions. Some of the additional anticholinergic effects are constipation, urinary retention, and blurred vision. If any of these effects present, it is important that you talk to your doctor immediately.

सवाल over 1 year पहले

How does Promethazine work?

ravi udawat MBBS, General Physician

Promethazine works by arresting the free histamines. Free histamines are found in the bloodstream due to allergic reactions, and hence this drug helps in relieving allergic symptoms such as coughing and sneezing. Additionally, it also eases the body and helps in inducing sleep by relaxing the brain. This helps the person to take complete rest and recover faster.

Details

सामग्री For 1 Strip(S) (10 Tablets Each)
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References

  1. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Phenergan (promethazine HCI)