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Phenergan Injection

Prescription Required
Manufacturer
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Phenergan Injection is used to treat nausea and vomiting associated with motion sickness, or maybe before and after any surgery. It is also used in combination with other medicines to treat severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis).

Phenergan Injection is given as an injection under the supervision of healthcare professionals. It should be taken as your doctor's advice. The dose and how often you take it depends on what you are taking it for. Your doctor will decide how much you need to improve your symptoms. You should take this medicine for as long as it is prescribed for you. You must inform your doctor if symptoms do not improve within 7 days of the treatment.

The most common side effects of this medicine include dry mouth, blur vision, headache, and feeling dizzy.  If these bother you or appear serious, let your doctor know. There may be ways of reducing or preventing them. It makes the skin more sensitive towards sunlight. use sunscreen or wear protective clothing before going out.

Before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have glaucoma or have asthma issues, or have high blood pressure. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, or breastfeeding. Your doctor should also know about all other medicines you are taking as many of these may make this medicine less effective or change the way it works. Generally, it is advised to avoid alcohol while on treatment.

Uses of Phenergan Injection

Benefits of Phenergan Injection

In Treatment of Nausea

Phenergan Injection blocks the action of chemicals in the body that can make you feel or be sick. It is often used to prevent nausea and vomiting that may be caused due to some medicines or cancer treatment. This medicine helps you recover more comfortably from cancer treatments such as radiation therapy or chemotherapy. It is also effective at preventing nausea and vomiting after an operation (in adults only). The dose will depend on what you are being treated for but always take this medicine as it is prescribed.

In Treatment of Vomiting

Phenergan Injection blocks the action of chemicals in the body that can make you feel or be sick. It is often used to prevent nausea and vomiting that may be caused due to some medicines or cancer treatment. This medicine helps you recover more comfortably from cancer treatments such as radiation therapy or chemotherapy. It is also effective at preventing nausea and vomiting after an operation (in adults only). The dose will depend on what you are being treated for but always take this medicine as it is prescribed.

In Treatment of Severe allergic reactions

Phenergan Injection is used to treat many different inflammatory and allergic conditions. It works by lowering your immune system’s response to these conditions and prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. It helps relieve symptoms such as swelling, pain, itching, and other allergic-type reactions. If you are not sure why you are being given this medicine, ask your doctor.
It is given as an injection by a doctor or nurse and should not be self-administered. Taking this medicine enables you to live your life more freely without worrying so much about things that set off your symptoms. Because this medicine weakens your immune system, you should avoid being near people who are ill or have infections.

Side effects of Phenergan Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Phenergan

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Dryness in mouth

How to use Phenergan Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Phenergan Injection works

Phenergan Injection is an antiallergic medication. When your body is exposed to an allergen (pollen, animal dander, house dust etc.), it produces a chemical called histamine. This causes watery eyes, runny or blocked nose, sneezing, skin rashes, itching etc. Phenergan Injection works by blocking the action of histamine, thereby relieving these symptoms. It also works directly on several areas of the brain to prevent nausea/vomiting and help you feel more relaxed.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Phenergan Injection may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Phenergan Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Phenergan Injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
For prolonged use and repeated doses of Phenergan Injection, observe the baby for excessive sleepiness.
Driving
UNSAFE
Phenergan Injection may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Phenergan Injection is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Phenergan Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
However, caution is advised in patients with severe kidney disease as it may cause excessive sleepiness in them.
Liver
CAUTION
Phenergan Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Phenergan Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Phenergan Injection?

If you miss a dose of Phenergan Injection, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick Tips

  • Phenergan Injection helps treat nausea and vomiting.
  • It may also be used  for the short-term treatment of sleeping difficulties (insomnia) in adults and as a sedative in children.
  • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Phenergan Injection can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • Do not drink alcohol while taking this medication as it may cause increased sleepiness.
  • It may make your skin more sensitive to sunlight. Avoid exposing your skin to strong sunlight, use a sunscreen lotion or make sure your skin is protected with clothing.
  • Do not take it for longer than 7 days. If your symptoms worsen or do not improve after 7 days, talk to your doctor.
  • Stop taking it at least three days before taking an allergy test as it can affect the test results.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Phenothiazine Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
GASTRO INTESTINAL

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Phenergan with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Rasalect, Relgin, Rasipar
LIFE-THREATENING
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LIFE-THREATENING
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SERIOUS
Brand(s): Eurolam
MODERATE

Patient Concerns

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Abotion medicine pregnancy 1months 12days
Dr. Megha Tuli
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Hi PATIENT medicines can cause severe bleeding, incomplete abortion, nausea, pain cramps and vomiting etc.
My daughter is suffering from cold and fever should i give him phenergan
Dr. Gopal Samdani
Paediatrics
no need of phenarganMonitor temp . Place a cool, damp washcloth on your child's forehead , Give your child a lukewarm tub bath or a sponge bath. Give a sponge bath as follows:- ? Use lukewarm water [90?F (32.2?C) to 95?F (35?C)] . Do not use cold water, ice, or rubbing alcohol, which will lower the child's body temperature too quickly. ? Sponge for 20 to 30 minutes. ? Stop if the child starts to shiver. If your child doesn't like the sponge bath or doesn't feel better after the bath, there is no need to give another one. You can use Paracetamol also along with above measures to control fever till you consult Dr.There are many underlying causes of your symptoms. Different cause needs different treatment. Specific treatment cannot be given unless we establish exact underlying cause. Final and perfect diagnosis cannot be done without doing clinical examination of child. Please consult me or any other Paediatrician. will take detail history and will examine your child in detail. At time may ask you relevant investigations if necessary. All information will be used to determine exact underlying cause of problem. Depending upon cause will prescribe you treatment. Your child may need antibiotics. It is mandatory for the customer to have a prescription for the prescription medicines he/she is procuring. Valid prescription cannot be given without diagnosis.
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FAQs

Q. Is Phenergan Injection or Phenergan Injection DM syrup a narcotic/opiate/pain killer?

Phenergan Injection is antihistaminic drug and not a narcotic/opiate/pain killer. Patient should follow the advice of doctor regarding its use

Q. Is Phenergan Injection over the counter?

No, it is available with doctor's prescription only

Q. Can I take Phenergan Injection for a hangover/sore throat/ nausea/stomach flu/cramps/toothache/ headache/ cough/pain?

Phenergan Injection is used for treatment of symptoms of allergies, but not used for hangover, sore throat, stomach flu, cramps, toothache, headache and cough. Patient should follow the advice of doctor regarding its use

Q. Can I take promethazine with Nyquil/ codeine and ibuprofen/ Tylenol/ oxycodone/ Benadryl/ Dayquil/ Zofran/codeine and Nyquil/Xanax?

Yes, but taking other medicines may alter the effects of promethazine. Always consult your doctor for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required

Q. Does promethazine/Promethazine VC have codeine in it?

No, it does not contain codeine in it

Q. Does Phenergan Injection or Phenergan Injection DM make you sleepy/ get you high/make you tired?

Phenergan Injection may cause these side effects which are not serious. However, always consult your doctor if you experience any of these side effects.

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References

  1. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. pp. 1159-60.
  2. Promethazine. Guildford, Surrey: SANOFI; 2002 [revised 17 Aug. 2016] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Chaves RG, Lamounier JA. Breastfeeding and maternal medications. J Pediatr (Rio J). 2004;80(5 Suppl):S189-S198. [Accessed 01 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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Country of Origin: India

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