Promethazine VC (Oral)

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Promethazine VC/COD

    Question:   I recently had the flu and my Doctor prescribed Promethazine VC/COD.  I have been taking one teaspoon per day for this for about one week.  Will this medication show up in the drug test.   How long wi...
by Mike Jones in Pittsburgh, PA, 10/26/2006

Recommended adult dosage?

What is the usual adult dosage of Prometh with Codeine Cough Syrup? Nowhere is it revealed on the bottle, but refers me to the accompanying package insert, which I no longer have. Thanks, FZ
by Fran Zeiner in Orangevale, CA, 06/12/2007

how long will it stay in your system?

by Ben Shlesinger in LA, DA, 09/04/2007

Promethazine VC (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Promethazine VC (Oral)

Promethazine VC (Oral) Medication Classification


Promethazine VC (Oral) Brandname

Promethazine VC, Pediacare Decongestant Plus Cough, Robitussin Pediatric Cough & Cold, Pediacare Cough + Cold Children's, Tuss-DA, Triaminic AM-Cough/Decongestant, Vicks 44d Cough & Head Congestion, Sudafed Children's Cold & Cough, Robitussin

Promethazine VC (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Treats stuffy nose and cough caused by the common cold or flu.

When To Not Use Promethazine VC (Oral)

You should not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to a decongestant or cough medicine. You should not use this medicine if you have used an MAO inhibitor such as Nardil®, Marplan®, Parnate®, or Eldepryl® within the past 14 days.

How Should You Use Promethazine VC (Oral)

Chewable Tablet, Tablet, Capsule, Long Acting Capsule, 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.
  • If you are using this medicine without a prescription, follow the instructions on the medicine label.
  • You may take your medicine with food or milk to avoid stomach upset.
  • If you use the tablet or capsule, swallow the pill whole. Do not crush, break, or chew (unless the medicine label says "chewable").
  • Measure the oral liquid medicine with a marked measuring spoon, oral syringe, medicine dropper, or medicine cup.
  • 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 VC (Oral) Storage

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

What To Avoid While Using Promethazine VC (Oral)

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 medicine for high blood pressure or depression, or an MAO inhibitor (Nardil®, Marplan®, Parnate®, Eldepryl®).
  • Avoid drinking alcohol or taking diet pills (Accutrim®, Dexatrim®) while taking this medicine.
  • Avoid using sleeping pills, other cold or allergy medicine, sedatives, muscle relaxants, tranquilizers, or narcotic pain killers unless approved by your doctor.

Promethazine VC (Oral) Warnings

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before using this medicine.
  • Before using this medicine, let your doctor know if you have heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, an enlarged prostate, or an overactive thyroid.
  • This medicine might contain phenylalanine (aspartame). This is only a concern if you have a disorder called phenylketonuria (a problem with amino acids). Talk to your doctor before using this medicine.
  • Some liquid cough medicines contain alcohol.
  • Call your doctor if your symptoms get worse after 2 or 3 days of treatment, or if they do not improve after 7 days. Also call if you develop a severe sore throat or fever; or cough up thick yellow mucus.
  • This medicine may make you restless. If you have trouble sleeping, take your medicine well before bedtime.
  • Children may be more sensitive to this medicine than adults, especially if they use too much at one time. Always read medicine labels carefully to give your child the right amount. If you are not sure how much medicine to use, ask your pharmacist.

Promethazine VC (Oral) Side Effects

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

  • Cold, clammy skin
  • Fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat
  • Trouble breathing
  • Severe headache
  • Skin rash, hives, or itching
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Restlessness or drowsiness
  • Depression
  • Sunburn (use sunscreen)
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Stomach upset

Promethazine VC (Oral) Ratings

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Promethazine VC (Oral)

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Esco Chazzo, Buffalo, NY - 12/27/2011

Best thing in the world that happened to me!!!!!!!!!!!!! No BS, Try it, guarantee you WILL be satisfied, it helped me in ALL aspects, ESPECIALLY with NAUSEA/and or Motion Sickness!

Promethazine VC (Oral)

Effectiveness: *****

Ease of Use: *****

Overall Satisfaction: *****


marcia, new york - 12/06/2010

I have suffered with Crohn's disease for several years now. The doctor put me on this daily medication to help with being nauseous. This medicine has saved my life. However, I do have problems with some water retention. Every since I started taking promethazine have been able to live with the nauseous feelings.

Promethazine VC (Oral)

Effectiveness: ****

Ease of Use: *****

Overall Satisfaction: ****


mike, jonson city,TN - 06/08/2009

I have had no complications as of yet and have been taking this for 10 years daily.