Promethazine with codeine

The combination of promethazine with codeine in this medication is used to treat symptoms caused by the allergies, common cold, flu and breathing illnesses such as bronchitis and sinusitis. Promethazine is a first-generation antihistamine. It is used to treat allergies, trouble sleeping, and nausea. It may help with some symptoms associated with the common cold. It may also be used for sedating people who are agitated or anxious. Codeine is a narcotic cough suppressant (antitussive) that affects a certain part of the brain, reducing the urge to cough. it is  a controlled drug under schedule 5 of the Controlled Substance Act (CSA) of the United States.

 

How to use promethazine with codeine Syrup

Promethazine with codeine is a prescription medication in most countries. Read the guide provided by your doctor or pharmacist before you commence taking promethazine with codeine. Click here to Download  Promethazine With Codeine Syrup Drug Guide Pdf 

Dosage of promethazine with codeine

Promethazine with codeine is usually taken by mouth with or without food, usually every 4 to 6 hours as needed with a full glass of water (8 ounces or 240 milliliters) or as directed by your doctor or pharmacist. This medication can be taken with food if stomach upset occurs. Drink plenty of fluids when you use this medication unless otherwise directed by your doctor.

Adults

Dosage Forms & Strengths

oral liquid: Schedule V

promethazine/codeine/phenylephrine

(6.25mg/10mg/5mg)/5mL

Cough

Temporary relief of cough and upper respiratory tract symptoms associated with allergies or common cold

5 mL PO q4-6hr, not to exceed 30 mL/24 hr

 

Children

Dosage Forms & Strengths

promethazine/codeine/phenylephrine

oral liquid: Schedule V

promethazine/codeine/phenylephrine

(6.25mg/10mg/5mg)/5mL

Cough

<12 years: Contraindicated

12 years: 2.5-5 mL PO q4-6hr; not to exceed 30 mL/24hr

>12 years: 5 mL PO q4-6hr, not to exceed 30 mL/24 hr

 

Common Side Effects Of Promethazine with Codeine

  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Lightheadedness
  • Blurred vision
  • Upset stomach
  • Nausea constipation
  • Increased sweating

Serious Side Effects Of Promethazine with Codeine

  • Involuntary behaviors/movements (e.g., fixed upward stare, neck twisting, tongue movements)
  • Mental/mood changes (e.g., confusion, hallucinations)
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Shaking (tremors)
  • Slow/shallow breathing and slow heartbeat
  • Trouble urinating, weakness
  • Persistent nausea/vomiting
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Yellowing eyes/skin
  • Nervous system disorder (neuroleptic malignant syndrome)

If you notice any of the following very serious side effects listed above stop taking this medication and seek immediate medical attention

Promethazine with codeine addiction

Users of codeine containing medication run a high risk of developing a tolerance and eventually a dependence on it. Although many people begin using promethazine with codeine to relieve a legitimate condition, it is frequently abused as tolerance develops. Do not increase your dose or use promethazine with codeine more often or for longer than prescribed. Your condition will not improve any faster, and your risk of side effects will increase. This medication may cause withdrawal reactions, especially if it has been used regularly for a long time or in high doses. In such cases, withdrawal symptoms (such as anxiety, restlessness, sweating, shaking chills, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea) may occur if you suddenly stop using this medication.

Brands of Promethazine with codeine Syrup

Promethazine with codeine

 

Promethazine with codeine

Promethazine with codeine

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