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Primozyn Syrup


Overview

Introduction

Primozyn Syrup used in the treatment of various allergic conditions like runny nose, sneezing, congestion, itching and watery eyes. It also treats nausea, vomiting and insomnia (difficulty in sleeping) in adults and used as a sedative (sleep causing) in children (for 5 years and above).

Primozyn Syrup should be taken with or without food, but take it at the same time every day to get the most benefit. 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. In case, you have missed any doses than it is better to take the next dose as soon as you remember it. However, you should never take a double dose. you must inform your doctor if symptoms does not get improve within 7 days of 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 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 Primozyn Syrup

Side effects of Primozyn Syrup

Common
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Blurred vision
  • Headache
  • Dizziness

How to use Primozyn Syrup

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Primozyn Syrup may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Primozyn Syrup works

Primozyn Syrup 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. Primozyn Syrup 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
Primozyn Syrup may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Primozyn Syrup 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
Primozyn Syrup 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 Primozyn Syrup, observe the baby for excessive sleepiness.
Driving
UNSAFE
Primozyn Syrup may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Primozyn Syrup is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Primozyn Syrup 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
Primozyn Syrup should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Primozyn Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Primozyn Syrup?

If you miss a dose of Primozyn Syrup, 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

  • Primozyn Syrup 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 Primozyn Syrup 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.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Primozyn 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
Brand(s): Jumex, Selgin, Elegelin
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Zuvair
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Brand(s): Eurolam
MODERATE

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FAQs

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

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

Q. Is Primozyn over the counter?

No, it is available with doctor's prescription only

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

Primozyn 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 Primozyn or Primozyn DM make you sleepy/ get you high/make you tired?

Primozyn 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
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