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Phenergan with Codeine Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Promethazine, an antihistamine, helps reduce itching and swelling and dries up secretions from the nose, eyes, and throat. It also has sedative effects and helps control nausea and vomiting. Codeine, a narcotic analgesic, helps relieve pain and stops coughing.

Phenergan with Codeine Dosage

  • For adults, the usual starting dosage is 1 teaspoon every 4 to 6 hours.
  • For children 6 years to under 12 years, the usual starting dose is one-half to 1 teaspoon every 4 to 6 hours.

Uses of Phenergan with Codeine

  • Phenergan with Codeine is used to treats coughs and other symptoms of allergies and the common cold.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Phenergan with Codeine

Before taken Phenergan with Codeine medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Phenergan with Codeine. Side effects may include:

  • Blurred vision
  • Constipation
  • Decreased amount of urine
  • Exaggerated sense of well-being
  • Fainting
  • Restlessness
  • Headache
  • Inability to urinate
  • Light-headedness
  • Nausea

Warnings and precautions before taking Phenergan with Codeine:

  • If you are taking Codeine, then it may cause or worsen constipation.
  • You should be used Phenergan with Codeine very carefully if you have a head injury, the eye condition known as narrow-angle glaucoma, urinary bladder obstruction due to an enlarged prostate, high blood pressure or circulatory problems, kidney disease, or Addison's disease.
  • If you have a seizure disorder, then Phenergan with Codeine may cause your seizures to occur more often.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Phenergan with Codeine with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Phenergan with Codeine with the following:

  • All antidepressant drugs, including Marplan, Nardil, Elavil and Prozac
  • Narcotic pain relievers such as Demerol and Dilaudid
  • Sedatives such as Seconal, Halcion and Dalmane
  • Tranquilizers such as Xanax and Valium

After taken Phenergan with Codeine if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Phenergan with Codeine overdose include:

  • Bluish skin
  • Cold
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Extreme sleepiness
  • Flushing
  • Low blood pressure
  • Muscle softness
  • Nightmares

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