PROMETHAZINE (Oral) (Tablet)

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PROMETHAZINE 25 mg tablets

Is PROMETHAZINE 25 mg tablet by perscription or over the counter?
by sylvester in Hawaii, 01/26/2007

what does the pill look like

my husband was put onj this medication due to his chemo treatments and e would know what the pill looks like e think it got mixed up somehow  
by dianne weaver in WV, 02/11/2009

PROMETHAZINE (Oral) (Tablet) Drug and Prescription Information

PROMETHAZINE (Oral) (Tablet)

PROMETHAZINE (Oral) (Tablet) Medication Classification


PROMETHAZINE (Oral) (Tablet) Brandname

Phenergan, Promacot

PROMETHAZINE (Oral) (Tablet) is used for the Treatment

Promethazine (proe-METH-a-zeen) Treats allergies, allergic reactions, and motion sickness. Also used before and after surgery and other procedures to make you sleepy, control pain, or prevent and control nausea and vomiting. This medicine is a phenothiazine antihistamine.

When To Not Use PROMETHAZINE (Oral) (Tablet)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to promethazine or other phenothiazine medicines. Some other phenothiazine medicines are Compazine®, Mellaril®, Serentil®, Tacaryl®, Thorazine®, Trilafon®. You should not use this medicine while you are having certain breathing problems, such as asthma symptoms.

How Should You Use PROMETHAZINE (Oral) (Tablet)

Tablet, Liquid

  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • Usted puede tomar su medicamento con comida o con leche para evitar el malestar estomacal.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Proper PROMETHAZINE (Oral) (Tablet) Storage

Store PROMETHAZINE (Oral) (Tablet) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep PROMETHAZINE (Oral) (Tablet) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using PROMETHAZINE (Oral) (Tablet)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using an MAO inhibitor (such as Eldepryl®, Marplan®, Nardil®, or Parnate®), any kind of narcotic medicine (such as codeine, hydrocodone, oxycodone, OxyContin®, Percocet®, Tylenol® 3, Vicodin®), or a barbiturate such as phenobarbital.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are using any medicines that make you sleepy. These include sleeping pills, some pain medicines, cold and allergy medicine, and sedatives. Do not drink alcohol while you are using this medicine.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are using medicines that weaken your immune system, such as a steroid or cancer treatment.

PROMETHAZINE (Oral) (Tablet) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breast feeding, or if you have heart disease, liver disease, seizures, narrow-angle glaucoma, prostate problems, a stomach ulcer, or trouble urinating. Also tell your doctor if you have breathing problems such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, or sleep apnea. Your doctor needs to know if you have problems with your immune system or a blockage in your digestive system.
  • This medicine may make you dizzy or drowsy. Avoid driving, using machines, or doing anything else that could be dangerous if you are not alert.
  • This medicine should not be used by a child under 2 years old. This medicine should be used carefully in any child.
  • Make sure any doctor or dentist who treats you knows that you are using this medicine.
  • This medicine may affect the results of certain medical tests.
  • This medicine may make your skin more sensitive to sunlight. Use a sunscreen when you are outdoors. Avoid sunlamps and tanning beds.

PROMETHAZINE (Oral) (Tablet) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Extreme feelings of energy or excitement, either new or more than usual.
  • Fever, sweating, confusion, irregular heartbeat, muscle stiffness.
  • Problems with balance or walking.
  • Seizures.
  • Severe confusion, drowsiness, or muscle weakness.
  • Skin or eyes turn yellow.
  • Trouble breathing.
  • Twitching or muscle movements you cannot control.
  • Your child begins seeing or hearing things that are not really there, or this happens more often than usual (in a child).
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Dry mouth.
  • Nausea, vomiting.
  • Stuffy or runny nose.

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