People say many different uses.
Promethazine - Is Phenergan an over the counter drug. What is it mostly used for?
Question posted by chooseone on 11 Aug 2013
Last updated on 11 August 2013 by amy_carver7904
What country are you from? In the US Promethazine is a prescription medicine. In some countries it can be bought over the counter.
Promethazine is in a group of drugs called phenothiazines. It works by changing the actions of chemicals in your brain. Promethazine also acts as an antihistamine. It blocks the effects of the naturally occurring chemical histamine in your body.
Promethazine is used to treat allergy symptoms such as itching, runny nose, sneezing, itchy or watery eyes, hives, and itchy skin rashes.
Promethazine also prevents motion sickness, and treats nausea and vomiting or pain after surgery. It is also used as a sedative or sleep aid.
It is not for pain
Phenergan is for nausea but I take it for sleep sometimes but I have to get it from my doctor
I have been on Phenergan over 20yrs. It is prescribed for nausea & vomiting. I have Crohns Disease so these 2 "side effects" of disaase go hand in hand. I get #120 per month of the 25 mg. To take before meals and at bedtime. I have found nothing that works ALL the time, but, phenergan works best for me. It is NOT OTC. If you are sick to your stomach and can't sleep this will cause drowsiness, especially till your body gets used to it. Dry mouth is also a common side effect.
No, you must have a prescription to obtain it. It is a drug widely used for nausea, especially nausea accompanied with vomiting. In my case I have menieres disease which causes me to be dizzy, that dizziness is often accompanied by nausea, a little phenergan will help ease that symptom, it won't make the dizziness go away but it helps with the nausea.
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