Phenergan (promethazine) Side effects

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Date Joined Aug 2010
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   Posted 8/24/2010 8:27 AM (GMT -6)   
someone asked me what meds i am on.

i have been taking Phenergan (promethazine) not stop, every night for x3 years.

i did a bit of research... it seems this drug is very powerful and has some side effects i am experiencing.

i dont have a prescription so perhaps i should stop taking it.

ill then see if i feel more awake and not so desperate.
has anyone else experienced any side effects from long term promethazine use?

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   Posted 8/24/2010 5:03 PM (GMT -6)   
I take it for anti-nausea occasionally. I had stomach surgery and I'm not allow to throw up. It makes me grouchy and very sleepy.

I wouldn't take it without a prescription. Oops! Typo!

Post Edited (couchtater) : 8/26/2010 6:25:22 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 8/26/2010 4:07 AM (GMT -6)   
thanks for response joy... i think it may effect each person deifferently... i am going to try go off for a while and see what happens.  I cant trust my doctors advice anyway..

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   Posted 8/30/2010 4:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Phenergan elixir and injection both contain sulfites, so I dare not take them for nausea. I would get tachycardia.

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   Posted 9/29/2010 1:39 PM (GMT -6)   
I have a bottle of this in my cupboard my gp wouldnt give me valium and said this would help my anxiety LOL . Yes it is very powerful isnt it , if you want too sleep then it sure works wonders . Its orange liquid form i have the stuff is lethal . Just a thought if my gp is prescribing it for anxiety and not for allergies then it must be side effect galore in every respect . I would describe the stuff i got as a sleeping potion .

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   Posted 9/8/2013 8:47 PM (GMT -6)   
I have taken 10 mg of Phenergan every night for 2 years with no side effects ....I have bouts of vertigo that have come over the years out of nowhere ..since taking this I have not had one episode ...the couple time in two years that I have felt nausea ..I pop one and in 20-30 mins feel better ...not a wonder drug, but for me it is a drug always on hand ..

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   Posted 9/9/2013 4:04 PM (GMT -6)   
I only take it as needed, and prescribed. I wasn't aware it is OTC now.
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