I'm asking this question; to figure out if it's stress or these promethazine, keeping me up. The dosage is 25mg; taking one every 4 to 6 hrs prescribed 20 I have sixteen left, just took one 3hrs ago and I cant sleep but the medicine says it will make you drowsy. So can anybody respon please and thank you
This drug is not related to meth in any way even though "meth" is part of the name. It is a phenothiazine derivative, antihistamine type drug. Occasionally with these types of drugs, some people get a paradoxical stimulation reaction and rather than drowsiness you get restlessness and irritability. You see this a lot in children and elderly with Benedryl. It sounds as if you may be getting a paradoxical reaction to this drug. You should call your physician and explain to him what is going on. You may need a different drug.
- Promethazine Information for Consumers
- Promethazine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Promethazine (detailed)
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