Promethazine HCl Injection
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Promethazine HCl Injection
Promethazine HCl Injection Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is promethazine injection (Promethazine HCl Injection)?
- What are the possible side effects of promethazine injection (Promethazine HCl Injection)?
- What is the most important information I should know about promethazine injection (Promethazine HCl Injection)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before I receive promethazine injection (Promethazine HCl Injection)?
- How is promethazine injection given (Promethazine HCl Injection)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Promethazine HCl Injection)?
- What happens if I overdose (Promethazine HCl Injection)?
- What should I avoid while receiving promethazine injection (Promethazine HCl Injection)?
- What other drugs will affect promethazine injection (Promethazine HCl Injection)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Promethazine HCl Injection)?
Since promethazine injection is given by a healthcare professional, you are not likely to miss a dose.
What happens if I overdose (Promethazine HCl Injection)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include slow or shallow breathing, extreme drowsiness or weakness, feeling light-headed, or fainting.
What should I avoid while receiving promethazine injection (Promethazine HCl Injection)?
This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert. Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position, or you may feel dizzy. Get up slowly and steady yourself to prevent a fall.
Avoid exposure to sunlight or tanning beds. Promethazine injection can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight and sunburn may result.
What other drugs will affect promethazine injection (Promethazine HCl Injection)?
Cold or allergy medicine, sedatives, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression or anxiety can interact with promethazine and cause medical problems or increase side effects. Tell your doctor if you regularly use any of these medicines.
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- lithium (Eskalith, Lithobid);
- atropine (Atreza, Sal-Tropine), belladonna (Donnatal, and others), benztropine (Cogentin), dimenhydrinate (Dramamine), methscopolamine (Pamine), or scopolamine (Transderm-Scop);
- blood pressure medication such as guanadrel (Hylorel), propranolol (Inderal), and others;
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven);
- bronchodilators such as ipratropium (Atrovent) or tiotropium (Spiriva);
- bladder or urinary medications such as oxybutynin (Ditropan, Oxytrol), solifenacin (Vesicare), and others;
- an MAO inhibitor such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), tranylcypromine (Parnate), phenelzine (Nardil), or selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam); or
- medicines to treat Parkinson's disease, restless leg syndrome, or pituitary gland tumor (prolactinoma); or
- medicine to treat stomach ulcer or irritable bowel syndrome, such as dicyclomine (Bentyl), glycopyrrolate (Robinul), hyoscyamine (Anaspaz, Cystospaz, Levsin, and others), mepenzolate (Cantil), or propantheline (Pro-Banthine).
This list is not complete and there are many other medicines that can interact with promethazine. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor. Keep a list of all your medicines and show it to any healthcare provider who treats you.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist has information about promethazine injection.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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