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Promethazine hydrochloride tablets are a remedy that can be used to ease symptoms of hay fever, travel sickness, sleep disturbances and more. It’s perfect for adults and children over the age of 5, getting to work quickly to relieve symptoms and promote a feeling of relaxation.
Promethazine hydrochloride 25mg
Adults and children over the age of 10 – Take 1 tablet once a night. If necessary, this may be increased to a maximum of 2 tablets once a night.
Children aged 5 – 10 – Take 1 tablet once a night and no more.
To treat sickness and nausea, including travel sickness, you should take:
Adults and children over the age of 10 – Take 1 tablet the night before your journey. You may repeat this dose after 6 – 8 hours if necessary.
Children younger than 10 – This product is not recommended to treat sickness in children under 10. Speak to your doctor or pharmacist for an alternative product.
Promethazine hydrochloride tablets are not suitable for use by children under the age of 5. Do not use this product if you are allergic to promethazine hydrochloride or any of the other listed ingredients. This product can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight, keep out of direct sunlight while taking this medicine.
promethazine hydrochloride tablets can have side effects, although not everyone will experience them. If you experience any of the following side effects, stop use and seek medical assistance immediately:
- Allergic reaction, showing symptoms including a rash, difficulty swallowing or breathing, swelling of the lips, face, throat, or tongue
- Liver problems, which may include yellowing of the eyes or skin
- Muscle stiffness or shaking
- Being unable to control some muscles in the head or face
- Unusual movements of the tongue, facial muscle spasms, rolling eyes, trembling
- Heart palpitations, e.g. very fast, uneven, or forceful heartbeat
- Tiredness which lasts for a long time, this may be caused by anaemia
- Over-active behaviour in children
What is Phenergan used for?
Phenergan Tablets are used to treat the following conditions:
For treatment of adults with difficulty sleeping (insomnia)
To treat allergic reactions such as hay fever or rashes (like nettle rash or hives)
To treat or stop you feeling sick (nausea) or being sick (vomiting) such as travel sickness
To ease coughing or a runny nose
Please note, we are only able to supply Phenergan tablets for use in patients aged 16 and over online.
How does Phenergan work?
Promethazine hydrochloride (the active ingredient in Phenergan) works by blocking the receptors of histamines and dopamine to reduce the impact of allergies and nausea but it also works directly on the brain which makes you feel relaxed.
Promethazine hydrochloride also works by blocking acetylcholine receptors which help to reduce a runny nose or a cough.
Phenergan for anxiety
Phenergan tablets are sometimes taken by people when suffering from anxiety due to its sedative effect. Phenergan tablets can be taken in the short term to treat adults with sleeping difficulties that may be caused by anxiety.
Although Phenergan can be used short-term to aid sleep during situational anxiety, Phenergan is not licensed to be used to treat anxiety or other mental health conditions.
How long does Phenergan take to work?
You will notice that Phenergan tablets should start to take effect around 20 minutes after they are taken and the effect can last for 12 – 24 hours.
Phenergan is a long-acting antihistamine and, as such, only usually needs to be taken once daily, normally at night.