Phenergan MAY help treat a cough... it'll depend from person to person.
Phenergan (promethazine) is an antihistamine. It blocks the effects of the naturally occurring chemical histamine in your body.
Phenergan is used to treat allergy symptoms such as itching, runny nose, sneezing, itchy or watery eyes, hives, and itchy skin rashes.
Phenergan also prevents motion sickness, and treats nausea and vomiting or pain after surgery. It is also used as a sedative or sleep aid.
it has been almost 8 years now but when my father was alive one week end the doctor prescribed an antibiotic and a medication for cough and PND symptoms I do believe it was phenergan DC (might have had an expectorant) I think they still have it on the market, as I thought I went through the book it has an antihistamine effect as well, it is one of the older ones but as I recall it was very effective for him, if you have any questions about the drug itself either talk with the doctor or your pharmacist, also remember this medication has effects such as being drowsy so just kind of keep an eye on him until you see how it affects him. also it is a promethazine type drug.
Phenergan should not be given to a child younger than 2 years old. Phenergan can cause severe breathing problems or death in a child younger than 2. Carefully follow your doctor's instructions when giving this medicine to a child of any age. Do not use Phenergan if you have severe asthma, emphysema, or other breathing problem, or if you are allergic to Phenergan or other phenothiazines such as chlorpromazine (Thorazine), fluphenazine (Permitil), perphenazine (Trilafon), prochlorperazine (Compazine, Compro), thioridazine (Mellaril), or trifluoperazine (Stelazine).
If you have certain conditions, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely use Phenergan. Before you take Phenergan, tell your doctor if you have:
a history of seizures;
heart disease or high blood pressure;
liver or kidney disease;
severe asthma, emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or other breathing problem;
sleep apnea (breathing stops during sleep);
a stomach ulcer or digestive obstruction;
bone marrow depression;
adrenal gland tumor (pheochromocytoma);
enlarged prostate or problems with urination;
low levels of calcium in your blood (hypocalcemia); or
if you have ever had a serious side effect while using Phenergan or any other phenothiazine.
FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether Phenergan is harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment. It is not known whether Phenergan passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use Phenergan without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby. Older adults may be more likely to have side effects from Phenergan.
- Phenergan Information for Consumers
- Phenergan Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Phenergan (detailed)
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