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Promethazine is an antihistamine used to relieve allergic rhinitis (seasonal allergy) symptoms including sneezing, runny nose, itching, and watery eyes and itching and swelling associated with uncomplicated allergic skin reactions. It is also used as a sleep aid for surgical procedures and to prevent/treat motion sickness, nausea, and vomiting. Promethazine is available as a nonprescription product alone and in a combination product to treat symptoms of allergy, colds, and upper respiratory infections. It is also available in prescription products with codeine, to treat coughs associated with colds and upper respiratory infections.
Common brand names:Phenadoz, Phenergan, Promethegan
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Antihistamines, including promethazine, can cause “anticholinergic” side effects such as dryness of mouth and heart palpitations. Henbane also has anticholinergic activity and side effects. Therefore, use with promethazine could increase the risk of anticholinergic side effects,1 though apparently no interactions have yet been reported with promethazine and henbane. Henbane should not be taken except by prescription from a physician trained in its use, as it is extremely toxic.The interaction is supported by preliminary, weak, fragmentary, and/or contradictory scientific evidence.
Last Review: 03-18-2015
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