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User Reviews for Promethazine DM

Promethazine DM has an average rating of 5.2 out of 10 from a total of 20 ratings on Drugs.com. 42% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 42% reported a negative experience.

Condition Avg. Rating Reviews Compare
Cough  
5.2
18 reviews 811 medications
Allergic Rhinitis  
1.0
1 reviews 901 medications
Cold Symptoms  
10.0
1 reviews 1107 medications
Summary of Promethazine DM reviews 5.2 20 reviews

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Reviews for Promethazine DM

Nanaof12 · Taken for less than 1 month · January 15, 2021

For Cough: “Promethazine DM has not helped my cough ONE bit! Others said it made them sleepy. It hasn’t helped me like that at all. If I could ONLY get some sleep it would be nice. No this medication has not helped one bit. The over the counter cough syrup works just as good if not better than this. I sure was hoping it would give me some relief!”

1 / 10
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Boo Bear · Taken for less than 1 month · December 1, 2020

For Cough: “Promethazine DM is the only stuff that helps when I get my bronchitis flare-ups. Everything works on everyone in different ways. But this stuff help suppress my cough and helps with the pain because of coughing so hard.”

10 / 10
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Krista L. · Taken for less than 1 month · December 17, 2017

For Cough: “Had severe bronchitis and non stop cough for over 2 weeks. It hurt to cough. As soon as I started feeling bad and getting worse as the day wore on, I saw my primary care doctor. He put me on the Promethazine-DM 6.25- 15mg cough syrup. Helped me tremendously. I'm on my last refill.”

9 / 10
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Lauryn Deane · Taken for less than 1 month · May 22, 2016

For Cough: “I had a really bad cough that came along with a sinus infection and pharyngitis(whatever that is) and this didn't help one bit. Didn't help me sleep or take the edge off the cough. It smelled like pineapple/tropical fruit but tasted like floor cleaner smells.”

1 / 10
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Theresa l · December 26, 2015

For Cough: “So far this medicine is working a little, but I've only been on it for 1 day, I need to get it more time so really can't comment on it. My bronchitis is making me cough a lot, so I hope this stuff works.”

6 / 10
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Bronchitis · Taken for less than 1 month · March 4, 2022

For Cough: “Week two of nonstop coughing and 3-4 hrs sleep a day. Tried tons over the counter stuff and nothing worked. Went to clinic. Doc said bronchitis so gave me this cough med and some other stuff. Second day and while not coughing as much, it still gets really bad at night. 6 hours sleep last night felt awesome but it was two 3 hr sessions broken up by a 2 hour long coughing spell. I’d say it’s just not a great help but it’s something. It’s 1:30 am and I’ll be awake another 2 hours or so. Depressing!”

4 / 10
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Jinheaven · August 6, 2015

For Cough: “It knocked me out.”

9 / 10
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Netted · Taken for 1 to 6 months · April 30, 2015

For Cough: “it helps me”

9 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month · December 1, 2015

For Cough: “It knocked me out but it works”

9 / 10
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mike · Taken for less than 1 month · July 24, 2021

For Cough: “DR put me on 5ml every 6 hours and it worked for exactly 4 hours, but it helped me sleep and stopped the coughing for 4 hours but it finally stopped the cough so I could sleep longer.”

8 / 10
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Sassy · Taken for less than 1 month · November 13, 2021

For Cough: “Doctor prescribed it for me because I was coughing so bad had my lungs sore. I take 5ml ever 4 hrs as needed for cough but I take it once before bed works great stops cough and helps sleep”

10 / 10
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Tlcg · Taken for less than 1 month · September 3, 2016

For Cold Symptoms: “Great stuff! Knocked me out and is helping with cough...”

10 / 10
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Bella · August 19, 2020

For Cough: “Did not help my cough at all. It made me very drowsy, but still couldn’t sleep because of coughing fits.”

2 / 10
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JR · Taken for less than 1 month · December 26, 2019

For Cough: “Been using this for three days now and hasn't help me stop coughing or sleep yet. Going to try one more night thenI plan to go back to dr. Coughing at night and trying to sleep doesn't work.”

2 / 10
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Sickly1365247 · Taken for less than 1 month · March 18, 2016

For Cough: “It didn't help with my cough or sleep like the Nurse said. I had better results with OTC meds.”

3 / 10
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Alice · Taken for less than 1 month · February 24, 2018

For Cough: “It has not worked at all. I am up all night and all day still coughing”

1 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month · May 30, 2022

For Cough: “I might as well of drank water and pretended it was medicine. It is 1:57 AM as we speak and I am still coughing. I cannot sleep”

1 / 10
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Patty · May 8, 2019

For Cough: “Right after I took Promethazine DM I felt as though I was going to pass out. Started walking sideways so went right to bed. I guess it's OK if you're able to sleep all day. No thanks.”

4 / 10
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Fredisdead · Taken for less than 1 month · March 19, 2022

For Allergic Rhinitis: “It is useless and caused me to cough 2X. It made me very very irritated and I recommend do not use.”

1 / 10
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very gassy · Taken for less than 1 month · January 6, 2016

For Cough: “Work, but it's giving me a lot of gas”

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