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|Reasons not to take this medicine|
- If you have an allergy to another phenothiazine, promethazine, or any
other part of the medicine.
|What is this medicine used for?|
- This medicine is used to prevent or treat motion sickness and
nausea/vomiting (from various causes).
- It can help prevent symptoms of allergy, be used as a sleeping aid,
sedative and help to control pain with pain
|How does it work?|
- Promethazine works in preventing or decreasing hormone (dopamine)
effects on the brain's vomiting center. By decreasing dopamine's effect on the
vomiting center, nausea and vomiting are prevented, decreased, or
|How is it best taken?|
- Take tablet or liquid (syrup) with food.
- Take suppository rectally only.
- Take 30 minutes to 1 hour before travel (if for motion sickness) or
before whatever is going to cause nausea/vomiting and repeat later as prescribed
by healthcare provider.
- 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.
|What do I do if I miss a dose?|
- Take a missed dose as soon as possible.
- If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed one. Return to
your regular schedule.
- Do not take a double dose or extra doses.
- This medicine can be taken on an as needed basis as
|What are the precautions when taking this
- If you are 65 or older, you may have more side effects. You could feel
sleepy and shaky.
- You may not be alert. Avoid driving, doing other tasks or activities
until you see how this medicine affects you.
- Avoid alcohol (includes wine, beer, and liquor) and other medicines
and herbs that slow your actions and reactions. This includes sedatives,
tranquilizers, mood stabilizers, or pain medicine. Talk with healthcare
- You can get sunburned more easily. Avoid lots of sun. Use sunscreen;
wear protective clothing and eyewear.
- 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, throat; or any other symptoms involved.
- Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting
- Tell healthcare provider if you are
|What are the common side effects of this
- Feeling sleepy, lightheaded, or unable to think clearly. Avoid
driving, doing other tasks or activities that require you to be alert until you
see how this medicine affects you.
- Dizziness is common. Rise slowly over several minutes from sitting or
lying position. Be careful climbing stairs.
- Dry mouth. Frequent mouth care, sucking hard candy, or chewing gum may
- Constipation. More liquids, regular exercise, or a fiber-containing
diet may help. Talk with healthcare provider about a stool softener or laxative.
- Unable to pass urine. Go to the bathroom before taking medicine. Talk
with healthcare provider if it becomes a
|What should I monitor?|
- Watch for change in symptoms. Is condition better, worse, or about the
|Reasons to call healthcare provider
- Signs of a life-threatening reaction. These include wheezing;
tightness in the chest; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; fits;
swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Report any involuntary muscle movement or feeling of restlessness.
- Passing out, fainting, dizziness, or lightheadedness.
- Any rash.
- No improvement in condition or feeling
|How should I store this medicine?|
- Store suppositories in a refrigerator.
- Store tablets and liquid (syrup) in a tight, light-resistant container
at room temperature.
- Do not share your medicine with others and do not take anyone else's
- Keep all medicine out of the reach of children and pets.
- Keep a list of all your medicines (prescription, herbal/supplements,
vitamins, over-the-counter) with you. Give this list to healthcare provider
(doctor, nurse, pharmacist, physician assistant).
- Talk with healthcare provider before starting any new medicine,
including over-the-counter or natural products (herbs,
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