And what should be given to such patients during vomiting?
I am not a doctor/pediatritian nor pretend to be one at all... I am just a caring individual
Promethazine should not be given to a child younger than 2 years old. Promethazine 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.
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.
Promethazine is not for use in treating symptoms of asthma, pneumonia, or other lower respiratory tract infections.
If you can not reach your doctor/ pediatritian, since it is Sunday,
go to your local drug store and ask your pharmacist about what can be given to your baby in the meantime, until you talk to his/her pediatritian.
I hope this information has been helpful.
- Promethazine Information for Consumers
- Promethazine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Promethazine (detailed)
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