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Phenergan Vc

Discontinued Warning IconPlease Note: This Brand Name drug is no longer available in the US.
(Generic versions may still be available.)

How Supplied


Promethazine hydrochloride and phenylephrine hydrochloride syrup is indicated for the temporary relief of upper respiratory symptoms, including nasal congestion, associated with allergy or the common cold.


The recommended doses are given in the following table:

Adults and children 12 years and over:
1 teaspoonful (5 mL) every 4 to 6 hours,
not to exceed 6 teaspoonsful (30 mL) in 24 hours.
Children 6 to under 12 years of age:
½ to 1 teaspoonful (2.5 to 5 mL) every 4 to 6 hours,
not to exceed 6 teaspoonsful (30 mL) in 24 hours.
Children 2 to under 6 years of age:
¼ to ½ teaspoonful (1.25 to 2.5 mL) every 4 to 6 hours.

Promethazine and phenylephrine is not recommended for children under 2 years of age.


This preparation is a yellow-orange colored, fruit-flavored syrup. Each 5 mL (one teaspoonful) contains Promethazine hydrochloride 6.25 mg, phenylephrine hydrochloride 5 mg, and alcohol 7 percent, and is available in bottles of 4 fluid ounce (118 mL), 8 fluid ounce (237 mL), one pint (473 mL) and one gallon (3785 mL).

Keep tightly closed. Protect from light.

Storage: Store at controlled room temperature 59°- 86° F (15°- 30° C).

Dispense in a tight, light-resistant container as defined in the USP

CAUTION: Federal law prohibits dispensing without prescription.

This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

Last reviewed on RxList: 12/8/2004

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