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(proe METH a zeen)
U.S. Brand Names
Phenadoz™; Phenergan®; Promethegan™
Canadian Brand Names
Bioniche Promethazine; Histantil; Phenergan®; PMS-Promethazine
Antiemetic; Histamine H1 Antagonist; Histamine H1 Antagonist, First Generation
What key warnings should I know about before taking this medicine?
• Talk with healthcare provider before giving this medicine to a child. Check all of your child's medicines, including over-the-counter, with healthcare provider.
• This medicine does not mix well with some medicines. Serious reactions may occur. Check all medicines with healthcare provider.
• This medicine may irritate or damage the vein.
Reasons not to take this medicine
• Do not give this medicine to a child younger than 2 years of age.
• If you have an allergy to promethazine or any other part of this medicine.
• Tell healthcare provider if you are allergic to any medicine. Make sure to tell about the allergy and how it affected you. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other symptoms involved.
• If you have any of the following conditions: Asthma or lung disease.
How does it work?
• Promethazine blocks the allergic reaction by minimizing or preventing the body's reaction to the allergen.
• It affects the vomiting center in the brain.
• It calms the brain.
How is it best taken?
• Take this medicine 30 to 60 minutes before travel if using for motion sickness.
• Take tablet or liquid (syrup) with food.
• A liquid (syrup) is available if you cannot swallow pills.
• Those who have feeding tubes can also use the liquid. Flush the feeding tube before and after medicine is given.
• Use suppository rectally.
• Remove foil wrapper.
• Insert suppository into the rectum with gentle pressure, pointed end first. Do not handle too much.
• This medicine is given as a shot into a muscle or vein.
What do I do if I miss a dose? (does not apply to patients in the hospital)
• Use a missed dose as soon as possible.
• If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your regular schedule.
• Do not use a double dose or extra doses.
• Many times this medicine is taken on an as needed basis.
What should I monitor?
• Change in condition being treated. Is it better, worse, or about the same?
• Dry mouth may cause an increase in cavities. Take good care of your teeth. See a dentist regularly.
How should I store this medicine?
• Store liquid (syrup) and tablets at room temperature.
• Protect liquid (syrup) and tablets from light.
• Protect tablets from moisture. Do not store in a bathroom or kitchen.
• Store suppositories in a refrigerator. Do not freeze.
• The injection will be given to you in a healthcare setting. You will not store it at home.
• If you have a life-threatening allergy, wear allergy identification at all times.
• Do not share your medicine with others and do not take anyone else's medicine.
• Keep all medicine out of the reach of children and pets.
• Most medicines can be thrown away in household trash after mixing with coffee grounds or kitty litter and sealing in a plastic bag.
• Keep a list of all your medicines (prescription, natural products, supplements, vitamins, over-the-counter) with you. Give this list to healthcare provider (doctor, nurse, nurse practitioner, pharmacist, physician assistant).
• Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or in Canada to Health Canada's Canada Vigilance Program at 1-866-234-2345.
• Talk with healthcare provider before starting any new medicine, including over-the-counter, natural products, or vitamins.
Created: 2006-10-13 15:18:41.0
Modified: 2010-05-05 15:43:51.0
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