Phenergan is an anti-histamine medication that relieves symptoms of severe allergic reactions. Phenergan is also used to prevent and treat vomiting and nausea associated with motion sickness, and as a pre-surgery sedative. Other conditions that can be treated with Phenergan include post-operative nausea and pain relief. Phenergan is available in a generic formula.
How should I take this medicine?
Phenergan tablets should be taken orally. Ensure that the instructions on the package insert are carefully followed. Make sure that each dose is taken on schedule. Never increase the dose unless advised by a doctor.
If using Phenergan to prevent travel sickness, the first dose should be taken 30-60 minutes before traveling.
Phenergan should not be administered to children under the age of two years.
What if I miss a dose?
If a dose is missed, you may take it as soon as possible. Thereafter, revert to your regular dosing schedule. You should not take a double dose.
What precautions should I take while using Phenergan?
You may experience some uncomfortable side-effects when first using Phenergan. If these symptoms do not clear up after a couple of days, you should inform your doctor.
When first using Phenergan do not drive or perform any dangerous activity. This medication can cause dizziness or fainting. When getting up, after sitting or lying down, do it gradually especially if you are an elderly person. Alcohol can increase dizziness therefore avoid drinking alcohol while using Phenergan.
Increase your daily intake of water while using Phenergan to avoid dry mouth. Sucking hard candy or chewing sugar-free gum will also help.
Phenergan can cause blurry vision or dry eyes. People who wear contact lenses can obtain relief with lubricating eye-drops. If this condition persists, contact your ophthalmologist.
Phenergan can increase sensitivity to the sun. Wear suitable clothing and use sunscreen lotion if you go outdoors. Do not use tanning beds or sun lamps while using Phenergan.
Diabetics should have blood sugar levels checked regularly while using Phenergan.