Phenergan Vc

Last updated on RxList: 10/30/2018
Phenergan Vc Side Effects Center

Last reviewed on RxList 10/30/2018

Phenergan VC (promethazine HCl and phenylephrine HCl) Syrup is a combination of an antihistamine and a decongestant used to treat symptoms such as itching, runny nose, sneezing, and congestion due to allergies or the common cold. The brand name Phenergan VC is discontinued in the U.S. Generic versions may be available. Common side effects of Phenergan VC (promethazine HCl and phenylephrine HCl) include:

  • drowsiness,
  • dizziness,
  • headache,
  • upset stomach,
  • nausea,
  • vomiting,
  • dry mouth,
  • sleepiness,
  • confusion,
  • restlessness,
  • irritability,
  • blurred vision, or
  • increased skin sensitivity to sunlight

The dose of promethazine and phenylephrine for adults and children 12 years and over: 1 tsp (5 mL) every 4 to 6 hours, not to exceed 6 tsp (30 mL) in 24 hours. Children 6 to under 12 years of age: ½ to 1 tsp (2.5 to 5 mL) every 4 to 6 hours, not to exceed 6 tsp (30 mL) in 24 hours. Children 2 to under 6 years of age: ΒΌ to ½ tsp (1.25 to 2.5 mL) every 4 to 6 hours. Promethazine and phenylephrine may interact with monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), other drugs that cause drowsiness (i.e., antidepressants, alcohol, sedatives, pain relievers, anxiety medicines, and muscle relaxants), other over-the-counter cough, cold, allergy, diet, pain, fever, or sleep medicines. Tell your doctor all prescriptions and over-the-counter medications you use. During pregnancy, promethazine and phenylephrine should be used only if prescribed. It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Our Phenergan VC (promethazine HCl and phenylephrine HCl) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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Phenergan Vc Consumer Information

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using this medicine and call your doctor at once if you have:

  • seizure (convulsions);
  • weak or shallow breathing;
  • jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
  • confusion, hallucinations;
  • sudden weakness or ill feeling, fever, chills, sore throat, mouth sores, red or swollen gums, trouble swallowing;
  • uncontrollable movements of your eyes, lips, tongue, face, arms, or legs; or
  • severe nervous system reaction--very stiff (rigid) muscles, high fever, sweating, confusion, fast or uneven heartbeats, tremors, feeling like you might pass out.

Common side effects may include:

  • dizziness, drowsiness;
  • dry mouth, nose, or throat;
  • blurred vision; or
  • constipation.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Phenergan Vc (Promethazine HCl and Phenylephrine HCl Syrup)

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SIDE EFFECTS

Promethazine

Nervous System: Sedation, sleepiness, occasional blurred vision, dryness of mouth, dizziness; rarely: confusion, disorientation, and extrapyramidal symptoms such as oculogyric crisis, torticollis, and tongue protrusion (usually in association with parenteral injection or excessive dosage).

Cardiovascular: Increased or decreased blood pressure.

Dermatologic: Rash; rarely: photosensitivity.

Hematologic: Rarely: leukopenia, thrombocytopenia; agranulocytosis (1 case).

Gastrointestinal: Nausea and vomiting.

Phenylephrine

Nervous System: Restlessness, anxiety, nervousness, and dizziness.

Cardiovascular: Hypertension (see WARNINGS).

Other: Precordial pain, respiratory distress, tremor, and weakness.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Phenergan Vc (Promethazine HCl and Phenylephrine HCl Syrup)

© Phenergan Vc Patient Information is supplied by Cerner Multum, Inc. and Phenergan Vc Consumer information is supplied by First Databank, Inc., used under license and subject to their respective copyrights.

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