Phenergan Elixir is an antihistamine that is prescribed for treating allergic conditions like hay fever or rashes. It may be used to treat adults with insomnia, nausea, and vomiting caused by travel sickness. This is a Pharmacy Medicine item. We will ask you to complete a questionnaire to ensure this is appropriate for you which our pharmacist will check.
Phenergan Elixir contains a medicine called promethazine hydrochloride. This belongs to a group of medicines called phenothiazines. It works by blocking a natural substance (histamine) that your body makes during an allergic reaction. It also works directly on the brain to help you feel more relaxed. Phenergan Elixir is used to treat the following conditions: For short term use: to treat adults with difficulty sleeping (insomnia) To treat allergic conditions such as hay fever or rashes (like nettle rash or hives) To stop you feeling sick (nausea) or being sick (vomiting) such as travel sickness For short term use: as a sedative for children aged 2 years and above Do not take this medicine if: The person taking the medicine is under 2 years of age You are allergic (hypersensitive) to promethazine hydrochloride The signs of an allergic reaction include: a rash, swallowing or breathing problems, swelling of your lips, face, throat or tongue You are taking a medicine for depression called a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI). Also do not take Phenergan Elixir if you have stopped taking one of these MAOI medicines within the last 14 days. If you are not sure ask your doctor or pharmacist. The person is unconscious (in a coma) or suffers from severe dizziness, drowsiness or headache Do not take this medicine if any of the above applies to you. If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Phenergan Elixir. Warnings and precautions Check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking your medicine if: You have difficulty breathing, wheezing,tightness in the chest (asthma) or an infection in your lungs (bronchitis) You have epilepsy You have any serious heart problems You have liver or kidney problems You have a stomach blockage or difficulty passing water You have hearing problems You have increased pressure in the eye (narrow angle glaucoma) You have had something called Reye’s Syndrome or possible Reye’s Syndrome – signs include being sick and confused following a viral illness You have diabetes. This medicine contains hydrogenated glucose syrup. If you are not sure if any of the above apply to you, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Phenergan Elixir.
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