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Phenergan

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Phenergan

Phenergan belongs to the group of drugs which is called as Phenothiazines. Phenergan tablets work by changing the actions of chemicals in the brain. Phenergan also acts as an antihistamine. Phenergan is used for treating certain allergy symptoms like itching, runny nose, sneezing, itchy or watery eyes, hives and skin rashes.

Phenergan also helps in preventing from motion sickness, nausea, vomiting or pain after any surgery. The medication is also used as sedative or sleep aid. Phenergan tablets are not used for certain symptoms like asthma, pneumonia and other lower respiratory tract infections.

  1. Phenergan uses
  2. Phenergan Side effects
  3. Precautions
  4. Phenergan overdose
  5. Phenergan Interactions
  6. Phenergan Storage
  7. Phenergan vs Avomine
  8. Frequently Asked Questions
  9. Citations

Phenergan Uses:

Phenergan is used for preventing nausea and vomiting which is related to certain conditions like after surgery. The medication is also used for treating allergy symptoms like rash, itching and runny nose. Phenergan will also help in feeling sleepy and relaxed after surgery or to help for relieving opioid pain relievers. The medication is also used for treating runny nose due to the common cold.

Phenergan belongs to the class of drug called antihistamine which works by blocking some of the natural substance that the body makes during an allergic reaction.

Phenergan Side Effects:

Some common side effects of Phenergan are:

  • Drowsiness and dizziness
  • Rising in the ears
  • Double vision
  • Dried mouth
  • Tired of sleeping

Some of the serious side effects of Phenergan are

  • Severe dizziness
  • Light-headed feeling
  • Agitation
  • Seizure
  • Jaundice
  • Uncontrolled muscles movement
  • Easy bruising or bleeding
  • Weakness
  • Sore throat
  • Swollen gums
  • Very stiff muscles

If you have any of these serious symptoms immediately contact your doctor for further assistance. In any case, due to Phenergan if you get any kind of reactions in your body try avoiding it.

A doctor advised you to take the medicines by seeing your problems and the benefits of this medicine are greater than the side effects. Majority of the people who use this medicine don’t show any side effects. Get medical help immediately if you get any serious Phenergan side effects.

Precautions:

Before taking Phenergan talk with your doctor if you are allergic to it or any other medications. The medication may contain some inactive ingredients which can some serious allergic reactions or any other problems.

Before taking the medication talk to the doctor if you are having any medical history such as:

  • Breathing problems
  • Blood and immune system problems
  • High pressure in the eye
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Liver disease
  • Brain disorders
  • Malignant syndrome
  • Stomach or intestine problems
  • Overactive Thyroid
  • Difficulty in urinating

How to take Phenergan?

Take Phenergan exactly as prescribed by the doctor. Follow all the direction written on the prescription label or as said by the doctor. The doctor can change the dosage to make sure the patient is getting the best results. Avoid taking Phenergan in a smaller or large dose as it can harm your body.

Phenergan is often taken during bedtime or before meals. For treating motion sickness Phenergan is usually taken before 1 hour of travelling. When used for surgery the medication should be taken during the night or before the surgery.

Phenergan dosage depends on the various conditions that are being treated. Measure the dosing liquid medicine with the dosing syringe or with measuring spoon or cup.

Missed dose:

Missing one or two-dose of Phenergan won’t show any effect on your body. The skipped dose causes no problem. But with some medication, it won’t work if you don’t take the dosage on time. If you miss a dose some sudden chemical change may affect your body. In some cases, your doctor would advise you to take the prescribed medicine as soon as possible if you have missed the dose.

Overdose:

Overdose of a drug can be accidental. If you have taken more than the prescribed Phenergan tablets there is a chance of getting a harmful effect on your body’s functions. Overdose of a medicine can lead to some medical emergency.

Interactions:

Drug interactions can change the way Phenergan tablets work or increase the risk of some adverse effects. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription and non-prescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine without your doctor's approval. The risk of serious side effects (such as slow/shallow breathing, severe drowsiness/dizziness) may be increased if this drug is taken with other products that may also cause drowsiness or breathing problems.

Storage:

Direct contact with heat, air and light may damage your medicines. The exposure of medicine may cause some harmful effects. The medicine must be kept in a safe place and out of children’s reach.

Mainly the drug should be kept at room temperature between 68ºF and 77ºF (20ºC and 25ºC).

Before taking Phenergan consult your Doctor. In case if you face any problems or get any side effects after taking Phenergan rush immediately to your nearby hospital or consult your doctor for better treatment. Carry your medications always in your bag while travellingto avoid any immediate emergencies. Follow your prescription and follow your Doctor advice whenever you take Phenergan.

Phenergan vs Avomine:

Phenergan
Avomine
Phenergan belongs to the group of drugs which is called as Phenothiazines. Phenergan tablets work by changing the actions of chemicals in the brain. Phenergan also acts as an antihistamine. Avomine tablets are mainly used for the treatment of nausea and vomiting. This is related to certain conditions such as after surgery and motion sickness.
Phenergan is used for preventing nausea and vomiting which is related to certain conditions like after surgery. The medication is also used for treating allergy symptoms like rash, itching and runny nose. The medication is used for treating various allergic conditions like rash, itching and runny nose.
Some of the serious side effects of Phenergan are:
  • Severe dizziness
  • Light-headed feeling
  • Agitation
  • Seizure
  • Jaundice
  • Uncontrolled muscles movement
  • Easy bruising or bleeding
  • Weakness
Some of the serious side effects of Avomine are:
  • Dry mouth
  • Blur vision
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

Important Note:

Phenergan can cause serious breathing problems or death in very young children. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully when giving this medicine to a child of any age.

Phenergan can cause side effects that impair your thinking or reactions. Avoid drinking alcohol, which can increase some of Phenergan's side effects. Do not start using a new medicine without first checking with your doctor. Take a list of all the medications you use with you and show it to any doctor or other healthcare provider who treats you.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Phenergan is used for preventing nausea and vomiting which is related to certain conditions like after surgery. The medication is also used for treating allergy symptoms like rash, itching and runny nose. Phenergan will also help in feeling sleepy and relaxed after surgery or to help for relieving opioid pain relievers. The medication is also used for treating runny nose due to the common cold.
Phenergan will take atleast 20 minutes to make you feel sleepy and the medicine will work up to 12 hours.
Phenergan is used for treating certain allergy symptoms like itching, runny nose, sneezing, itchy or watery eyes, hives and skin rashes and also helps in the treatment of anxiety.
Some of the serious side effects of Phenergan are:
  • Severe dizziness
  • Light-headed feeling
  • Agitation
  • Seizure
  • Jaundice
  • Uncontrolled muscles movement
  • Easy bruising or bleeding
  • Easy bruising or bleeding
  • Weakness

Citations:

  • Phenergan, https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.3181/00379727-72-17351
  • Use Of Phenergan, https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/325143