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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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Promethazine review summary

8.7/10 Average Rating

113 Ratings with 79 User Reviews

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Review by Babygirl2332:

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5.0

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.

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March 21, 2015 11:11 PM

Review by Anonnn:

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10

Phenergan (promethazine): I have ulcerative colitis with nausea everyday. I take 1 10mg tablet in the morning and within an hour the nausea has disappeared. It's a miracle!

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February 9, 2015 12:12 AM

Review by CDiff (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

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.)

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December 24, 2014 9:47 PM

Review by sunshine022611:

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9.0

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.

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December 14, 2014 6:53 AM

Review by IrishCloverNYC (taken for 2 to 5 years):

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8.0

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.

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December 1, 2014 12:53 AM

Review by Sweetlytoxic:

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10

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.

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November 19, 2014 2:03 AM

Review by Fuckpromethazine:

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1.0

I'm still throwing up

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November 13, 2014 6:05 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

Phenergan (promethazine): Used it after my appendicitis and it worked wonderfully.

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October 30, 2014 6:13 AM

Review by Promethazine Lover:

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9.0

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.

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October 4, 2014 9:32 AM

Review by xanam (taken for 2 to 5 years):

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9.0

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.

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July 29, 2014 3:12 AM

Review by Mommasick:

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8.0

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.

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June 20, 2014 12:20 PM

Review by ANON4579:

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10

Phenergan (promethazine): "Promethazine, you are my hero and I love you." whoever came up with this, you are a hero. Best medicine for nausea.

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May 21, 2014 6:47 PM

Review by Reeolu:

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4.0

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.

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April 22, 2014 12:30 AM

Review by Buster22:

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10

Phenergan (promethazine): Excellent medicine.

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April 9, 2014 12:02 AM

Review by MedScienceStudent:

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8.0

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.

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November 11, 2013 3:13 AM

Review by Reservechic:

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9.0

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.

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October 26, 2013 12:57 PM

Review by Robinowitz:

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10

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.

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September 14, 2013 12:50 AM

Review by broken Wyng (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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8.0

Phenergan (promethazine): Dosage had to be increased to highest. 75 mg every 4-6 hours.

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May 30, 2013 7:59 PM

Review by Kev S:

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1.0

Phenergan (promethazine): It took care of the nausea but the hallucinations that came with it were a very unwelcome side effect.

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May 20, 2013 2:41 PM

Review by LauraLab1:

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9.0

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.

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May 13, 2013 3:57 PM

Review by heavensrayn (taken for 5 to 10 years):

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10

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.

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May 7, 2013 4:21 AM

Review by n8xwb:

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10

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".

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April 10, 2013 1:04 PM

Review by Raii (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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10

Phenergan (promethazine): Used it my whole pregnancy!

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April 8, 2013 9:08 PM

Review by Akaia23 (taken for less than 1 month):

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.

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March 14, 2013 9:40 AM

Review by Almay:

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10

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.

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February 10, 2013 8:37 PM

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