User Reviews for Promethazine
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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Reviews for Promethazine to treat Nausea/Vomiting
"my dr gave it to me for morning sickness and it seems like it makes it worse. they gave me 25mg i took it 3 times and threw up each time and only wanted to sleep...after reading people mention they took a 10mg dose i broke my pill in half thinking maybe the dose is too high because i dont take medicine like that and so far i haven't really felt too nauseous but will keep monitoring it glad i looked at other peoples results with the medicine"
jlbizzle June 18, 2015
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"Promethazine is a god send to me. I'm on many other medications, which get me sick every morning, feeling nauea/vomiting, dizziness, etc. Promethazine takes all that away from me, and I love it! I really recommend this drug for people who get morning sickness, or are RX'd a strong narcotic (Oxycodone, Morphine, Methadone, etc.), it helps and takes away the bad side effects of the narcotic. It's RX'd as a opiate adjunct. Works wonders."
Methacodone (taken for 2 to 5 years) April 8, 2015
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"I just got put on Promethazine for nausea and vomiting. I started out liking it a lot, but now not so much as I thought I was feeling better seems I've gotten worse. Was only having normal side effects, now starting to have more severe side effects. Gave a 5 because I did like it and was helpful."
Babygirl2332 March 21, 2015
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"Got this prescribed to me when I had a bug a few months back. Recently I have had recurring Clostridium Difficile (infection in the stomach) for a few months. I take Promethazine when I feel nauseated and it always works in about half an hour. It makes me extremely tired, but its worth it if it combats the nausea. That being said, it doesn't work for any stomach ailment other than nausea (pain, cramping, bloating). I love knowing it's around just in case I need it. (PS if you are really going to throw up, it will come out the other end after promethazine.)"
CDiff (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 24, 2014
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"I am pregnant and have severe nausea so my doc gave me these pills. They are amazing but they act like a sleeping pill. I went to bed at 5 pm and woke up at 7 am next morning. I like not feeling sick but I don't like sleeping so much when I take it."
sunshine022611 December 14, 2014
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"I have had to take this to keep from being sick from vertigo caused by Multiple Sclerosis. It has worked very well if I catch it before it gets to the point of actually vomiting. A little dizzy means, "OMG! I HATE throwing up! Dive, dive, DIVE!" All while I throw myself at the bottle like I'm throwing myself on a live grenade to save my platoon. The ONLY reason it does not rate a ten is what I feel to be too long of a lag between ingestion, of a tablet, and the beginning of efficacy."
IrishCloverNYC (taken for 2 to 5 years) December 1, 2014
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"I only take promethazine when I'm severely nauseous to the point where I can't unclench my teeth. And let me tell you right now that this pill is magical. After half an hour the nausea is completely gone. But I've never gotten sleepy with it. I've actually had no side effects."
Sweetlytoxic November 19, 2014
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"I love this medicine as it works amazingly! I take it for nausea and I never feel even the slightest bit like vomiting. The first 10 or so times that I took it I went straight to sleep for around 10 - 12 hours. Now when I take it I don't get sleepy at all."
Promethazine Lover October 4, 2014
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"I've been on promethazine for about 2 years and it is the only medicine I've ever taken that actually works for nausea. I also take tramadol which has a bad interaction with promethazine so I only take it at night as it also makes you sleepy which could be a bad thing if you needed to take one early, but 1 25mg tab shouldn't make you too drowsy."
xanam (taken for 2 to 5 years) July 29, 2014
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Phenergan (promethazine): "I have used this medication many times for nausea. It always helps quickly and completely. The only reason it does not get a perfect score is that it knocks me out! I'll be groggy for the rest of the day even with only one dose."
Mommasick June 20, 2014
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"I took a 10mg dose just once 2 days ago and it solved my nausea issues. I also slept for about 4hrs after I took it in the afternoon, and was really groggy. However, for the past two nights, I've suffered insomnia, and haven't been able to sleep at all."
Reeolu April 22, 2014
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"Promethazine has worked wonders for me on many occasions when suffering from moderate to severe nausea. Due to the somewhat intense sedation at higher doses, I usually opt for Zofran (ondansetron) for mild nausea associated with the onset of a mild migraine. That being said, promethazine is the better option if you are already severely nauseous or vomiting. If taking it for the first time, be wary of doing anything that could be dangerous while being impaired, as it is notorious for being very sedating. Also, from personal experience, I learned that I cannot tolerate this medication IV. It was given to me as an opiate adjunct and caused me to become aggressive, disoriented, and extremely restless. Overall, I still recommend it."
MedScienceStudent November 11, 2013
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"Promethazine syrup is what I started out with. It used to real good for me to take away nausea whenever I would experience. After having used it for over 10 years, I feel like it isn't working as effectively as it used to be. I just found out that it has alcohol in it, and I know longer feel comfortable using it. I also own it in pill form (50mg). The pill is very strong and I find that it leaves me feeling lethargic, dizzy, and it creates stomach upset. I don't understand how a pill that's supposed to help you when your nauseous and sick can actually make you feel worse. The suppositories work the best for me. I don't have any side effects from it. And unlike a pill, I don't have to worry a out it possibly coming back up again."
Reservechic October 26, 2013
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Phenergan (promethazine): "I'm going through chemo (Taxol and Carboplatin) for ovarian cancer and Phenergan is great. I sometimes also take Zofran with it because they affect two totally different receptors causing the nausea and both together usually stops the ever present nausea."
Robinowitz September 14, 2013
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Phenergan (promethazine): "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."
LauraLab1 May 13, 2013
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"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."
heavensrayn (taken for 5 to 10 years) May 7, 2013
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Phenergan (promethazine): "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"."
n8xwb April 10, 2013
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