Promethazine VC Dosage

Generic name: promethazinehydrochloride and phenylephrine hydrochloride
Dosage form: oral syrup

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Promethazine hydrochloride and phenylephrine hydrochloride syrup is contraindicated for children under 2 years of age (see WARNINGS – Black Box Warning and Use In Pediatric Patients).

The recommended doses are given in the following table:

Adults And Children 12 Years And Over

1 teaspoonful (5 mL) every 4 to 6 hours, not to exceed 6 teaspoonsful (30 mL) in 24 hours.

Children 6 To Under 12 Years Of Age

½ to 1 teaspoonful (2.5 to 5 mL) every 4 to 6 hours, not to exceed 6 teaspoonsful (30 mL) in 24 hours.

Children 2 To Under 6 Years Of Age

¼ to ½ teaspoonful (1.25 to 2.5 mL) every 4 to 6 hours.

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