Promethazine 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. Promethazine 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.
Q. Is Diocalm Syrup or Diocalm Syrup DM syrup a narcotic/opiate/pain killer?
Diocalm Syrup is antihistaminic drug and not a narcotic/opiate/pain killer. Patient should follow the advice of doctor regarding its use
Q. Is Diocalm Syrup over the counter?
No, it is available with doctor's prescription only
Q. Can I take Diocalm Syrup for a hangover/sore throat/ nausea/stomach flu/cramps/toothache/ headache/ cough/pain?
Diocalm Syrup 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 Diocalm Syrup with Nyquil/ codeine and ibuprofen/ Tylenol/ oxycodone/ Benadryl/ Dayquil/ Zofran/codeine and Nyquil/Xanax?
Yes, but taking other medicines may alter the effects of Diocalm Syrup. Always consult your doctor for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required
Q. Does Diocalm Syrup or Diocalm Syrup DM make you sleepy/ get you high/make you tired?
Diocalm Syrup may cause these side effects which are not serious. However, always consult your doctor if you experience any of these side effects.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 12th Sep 2022. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.