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Promethazine HCl Injection

Promethazine HCl Injection Patient Information including How Should I Take

What should I discuss with my health care provider before I receive promethazine injection (Promethazine HCl Injection)?

You should not use this medication if you are allergic to promethazine or to similar medicines such as chlorpromazine (Thorazine), fluphenazine (Prolixin), mesoridazine (Serentil), perphenazine (Trilafon), prochlorperazine (Compazine), thioridazine (Mellaril), or trifluperazine (Stelazine).

To make sure you can safely use promethazine, tell your doctor if you have any of these other conditions:

  • asthma, sleep apnea, or other breathing problems;
  • epilepsy or other seizure disorder;
  • a weak immune system (bone marrow depression);
  • glaucoma;
  • enlarged prostate or problems with urination;
  • stomach ulcer or obstruction;
  • heart disease or high blood pressure;
  • liver disease;
  • adrenal gland tumor (pheochromocytoma);
  • low levels of calcium in your blood (hypocalcemia); or
  • if you have ever had a serious side effect while using promethazine or any other phenothiazine.

FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether promethazine will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication.

It is not known whether promethazine passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not receive this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How is promethazine injection given (Promethazine HCl Injection)?

Promethazine is given as an injection deep into a muscle. You will receive this injection in a clinic or hospital setting. This medication is usually given every 2 to 4 hours depending on the condition it is used for.

Promethazine injection is usually given for only a short time until no longer needed or until you can take promethazine by mouth.

This medication can cause unusual results with certain medical tests. Tell any doctor who treats you that you have recently received promethazine injection.

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