Also known as: Adgan, Anergan 50, Antinaus 50, Phenadoz, Phenazine 50, Phenergan, Phenergan Fortis, Phenoject-50, Pro-Med, Promethegan, V-Gan-25, V-Gan-50
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Phenergan (promethazine) for Nausea/Vomiting: I have chronic pancreatitis and often have persistent nausea and vomiting. I have tried Zofran and a couple of other medications for this but none are as effective as Phenergan. Whether orally or I.V., it takes away the nausea. I have a GJ tube for enteral nutrition. Vomiting can cause the tube to twist and slide out of place so it's imperative to keep it under control. Phenergan does that for me. It also helps with the side effects from the painkillers I must take every day (oxycodone and Dilaudid). I don't know where I would be without it. Phenergan may be old school but it works for me better than any newer medicine.
promethazine for Nausea/Vomiting: I have trouble with nausea and vomiting as well as severe coughing every spring or when the weather gets crazy. 6 years ago the doctor gave me some promethazine and after a few days the coughing a was just about gone. I tried everything and this really helped, but be prepared to sleep.
Phenergan (promethazine) for Nausea/Vomiting: Woke up with dizziness and terrible nausea. After 5 hours of dry heaving, went to doctor. One injection and nausea gone almost immediately. Slept for 3 hours, then ate dry bagel, chicken soup without any problems. Next day, eating normally but feel tired and a little "under the weather".
Phenergan (promethazine) for Opiate Adjunct: I have been taking Phenergan 25mg for yrs now. I have no problem with it and it works fine for me. This is for the lady that said she was 65yr old and her daughter had same reaction. You are severely allergic to Phenergan, do not take it any more, please. My wife was prescribed it for nausea and vomiting. She started taking it and every time she started feeling like throwing up by the time I made her go to the emergency room she was on the couch with her feet raised, I mean I had to put a cinder block under the end of the couch to raise it up enough for her. She could not stand up without throwing up and I had to hold her up to get to the bathroom. She was in the hospital for a week. Now she cannot look up without getting dizzy & going to pass out!
promethazine for Nausea/Vomiting: Made me sleep for an additional 10 hours at home. Did not relieve symptoms when I woke up. But maybe that is because my second dose should have been while I was sleeping.
promethazine for Nausea/Vomiting: I've been taking Phenergan for years now. It's a miracle medicine. I tried Zofran and it didn't work at all, in fact it made me get sicker. I suffer from extreme vomiting in all of my pregnancies. My dr. prescribed Phenergan to me and I'm so thankful for that. I LOVE this medicine.
promethazine for Nausea/Vomiting: I suffer from severe anxiety, irritable bowel syndrome, and acid reflux disease. I have inflamed intestines quite often, which causes me to feel nauseous and on the verge of vomiting a few times a week. I got this medicine through an I.V. when I went into the Hospital for severe stomach pains, and was highly nauseous. It worked so well and relaxed me, I fell asleep for a few hours. They gave me a bottle and told me to use as needed. Now, when I have that feeling coming on, I'll pop one of those and relax & sleep it off. Always wake up feeling much better!
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promethazine for Nausea/Vomiting: I suffered from food poisoning, and was throwing up constantly. However after taking this medicine I was able to keep food down and it really helped with the vomiting. It is a powerful medicine and will make you sleepy. Use with caution during day time.
promethazine for Nausea/Vomiting: I just had a major spine surgery (10-level spinal fusion with rods and screws) to fix my scoliosis. I was under general anesthesia for 5 hours. I'm almost 3 weeks post-op now, and this nausea medicine has been a lifesaver since day 1. I don't know if my problems are still from anesthesia, or from the post-op pain medicines but this nausea is awful and promethazine takes it right out. (Just be willing to nap).
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Phenergan (promethazine) for Nausea/Vomiting: I have chronic pancreatitis and have severe nausea almost every day. My doctor tried many different medicines for nausea and vomiting over the 8 years I've been sick. Several years ago I tried Phenergen and had a severe allergic reaction. I later learned is called a tonic reaction.
promethazine for Nausea/Vomiting: I am a male 50 years old and suffer from anxiety and depression. Out of the blue, I started experiencing severe nausea on a daily basis about 4 weeks ago. No matter what I tried or did, it hardly let up. It made me miserable, and due to the nausea and lack of appetite, I ended up losing about 10 pounds and I am slim already, so it greatly distressed me. I went to the ER twice, in early April and just recently. On the first trip they found an infection, treated it, but the nausea still continued afterward. On my second trip, they found NOTHING wrong with me and said I was probably creating it somehow with my mind. They put me on the Promethazine and for two days now no nausea.
Phenergan (promethazine) for Nausea/Vomiting: I have been using Phenergan to treat nausea for years. I have frequent and severe nausea associated with abdominal pain. It has been over three years and I am yet to get a diagnosis. I am grateful for this medicine. It is the only thing that stops the nausea. I would be crazy without this medicine! I was given Phenergan in the ER after I had a bad reaction to Zofran. It worked so well I asked the Doctor to send me home with a prescription for it. At my last ER visit they told me they were out of Phenergan and that it was in short supply. I was given Bentyl instead. That also gave me a bad reaction. I do without nausea medicine in the hospital if they do not have Phenergan.
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promethazine for Motion Sickness: I first used this medication about 10 yrs ago after becoming severely car sick - spouse had the med from a previous problem. It was wonderful at relieving my motion sickness. Hence, got my own prescription from my doctor and carry it with me at all times - also use it before travel in low dose - does make me a bit drowsy but I don't need to take a whole pill - half does the job! Relieved my fear of all travel sickness problems.
Phenergan (promethazine) for Nausea/Vomiting: My wife has taken this medicine in pill form to combat nausea due to chemo, with no adverse side effects. Last week she was given a dose via her central line. She became psychotic and combative. Phenergan via IV was not good for her. Zofran is an excellent alternative.
promethazine for Nausea/Vomiting: Promethazine is a histamine blocker. 25mg is an average dose for adults. Can also be taken with most pain medicines such as Vicodin, Toradol, tramadol, NSAID types (Advil, Celebrex, Aleve) please check with doctor before combining medicines. Makes you a little tired but not bad. Some people report promethazine also works for anxiety and stress.
Phenergan (promethazine) for Opiate Adjunct: I am on opiate pain medication for a back injury from a car accident, and the opiates make me nauseated and vomit. Pain doc put me on 25mg Promethazine 3X a day and it works wonders! It will make you a little sleepy, but once you get used to it then that feeling goes away. And I've tried Tigan (Trimethobenzamide) which made nausea worse. Tried Zolfran (Ondansetron) which I hated because it taste nasty and that doesn't help when you are nauseated. I would HIGHLY recommend Promethazine for ANYONE who SUFFERS with nausea from opiates or has chronic nausea!
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Phenergan (promethazine) for Nausea/Vomiting: I had gall bladder surgery and got narcotics for pain afterwards. No matter what pain killer I got, they made me vomit even at half the dose. Ondansetron (Zofran) helped some but not fully. Once I got my first dose of Phenergan my nausea was completely gone. It made me very sleepy but I was very happy about. This was the best anti-nausea medication that I ever had!
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Phenergan (promethazine) for Light Sedation: This is my magic pill. I suffer from vertigo, chronic spinal pain, sleeplessness, mild depression because of the spinal pain, and usually I get sick to my stomach with even one aspirin. I take 1/2 of one pill of this every night before bed and sleep like a baby and awake feeling rested, happy, and nausea-free. I hope the vertigo is gone too but haven't taken this long enough to know about that. I take small doses of everything because I feel the effects of any medicine very strongly. WHY hasn't a doctor offered this to me before?
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