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Basic Drug Info
Drug Name:Promethazine HCl
Manufacturer:Watson Laboratories, Inc.
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Indications and Usage
Promethazine HCl Injection is indicated for the following conditions:Amelioration of allergic reactions to blood or plasma.In anaphylaxis as an adjunct to epinephrine and other standard measures after the acute symptoms have been controlled.For other uncomplicated allergic conditions of the immediate type when oral therapy is impossible or contraindicated.For sedation and relief of apprehension and to produce light sleep from which the patient can be easily aroused.Active treatment of motion sickness.Prevention and control of nausea and vomiting associated with certain types of anesthesia and surgery.As an adjunct to analgesics for the control of postoperative pain.Preoperative, postoperative, and obstetric (during labor) sedation.Intravenously in special surgical situations, such as repeated bronchoscopy, ophthalmic surgery, and poor-risk patients, with reduced amounts of meperidine or other narcotic analgesic as an adjunct to anesthesia and analgesia.
Allergic Reaction --

Symptoms -- An indication that a person has a condition or disease. Some examples of symptoms are headache, fever, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, and pain.

SPONDYLOMETAEPIPHYSEAL DYSPLASIA, SHORT LIMB-HAND TYPE --

Sedation --

Motion Sickness -- Disorder caused by motion, as sea sickness, train sickness, car sickness, air sickness, or SPACE MOTION SICKNESS. It may include nausea, vomiting and dizziness.

Nausea -- An unpleasant sensation in the stomach usually accompanied by the urge to vomit. Common causes are early pregnancy, sea and motion sickness, emotional stress, intense pain, food poisoning, and various enteroviruses.

Vomiting -- The forcible expulsion of the contents of the STOMACH through the MOUTH.

Absence of sensation --

Pain, Postoperative -- Pain during the period after surgery.

Absence of pain sensation --

Contraindications

Promethazine HCl Injection is contraindicated in comatose states and in patients who have demonstrated an idiosyncrasy or hypersensitivity to promethazine or other phenothiazines.Under no circumstances should Promethazine HCl Injection be given by intra-arterial injection due to the likelihood of severe arteriospasm and the possibility of resultant gangrene (see “WARNINGS - Inadvertent Intra-arterial Injection”).Promethazine HCl Injection should not be given by the subcutaneous route; evidence of chemical irritation has been noted, and necrotic lesions have resulted on rare occasions following subcutaneous injection.

The preferred parenteral route of administration is by deep intramuscular injection.
Hypersensitivity -- Altered reactivity to an antigen, which can result in pathologic reactions upon subsequent exposure to that particular antigen.

ARTERIOSPASM --

Gangrene -- Death and putrefaction of tissue usually due to a loss of blood supply.

Warnings

PROMETHAZINE HCl SHOULD NOT BE USED IN PEDIATRIC PATIENTS LESS THAN 2 YEARS OF AGE BECAUSE OF THE POTENTIAL FOR FATAL RESPIRATORY DEPRESSION.POSTMARKETING CASES OF RESPIRATORY DEPRESSION, INCLUDING FATALITIES, HAVE BEEN REPORTED WITH USE OF PROMETHAZINE HCl IN PEDIATRIC PATIENTS LESS THAN 2 YEARS OF AGE.

A WIDE RANGE OF WEIGHT-BASED DOSES OF PROMETHAZINE HCl HAVE RESULTED IN RESPIRATORY DEPRESSION IN THESE PATIENTS.CAUTION SHOULD BE EXERCISED WHEN ADMINISTERING PROMETHAZINE HCl TO PEDIATRIC PATIENTS 2 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER.

IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT THE LOWEST EFFECTIVE DOSE OF PROMETHAZINE HCl BE USED IN PEDIATRIC PATIENTS 2 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER AND CONCOMITANT ADMINISTRATION OF OTHER DRUGS WITH RESPIRATORY DEPRESSANT EFFECTS BE AVOIDED.

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