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Promethazine: Rectal suppository

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  • Reported side effects
  • Daily life interactions

Available Strengths
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Phenadoz 25mg Rectal Supp
Actavis Inc. formerly Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc
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Phenadoz 12.5mg Rectal Supp
Actavis Inc. formerly Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc
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Promethazine 50mg Rectal Supp
Able Laboratories Inc
How This Drug Works
Antihistamines, H1
Histamine antagonists or antihistamines are drugs that relieve allergy symptoms. Histamine is a chemical used to identify and remove substances that trigger an allergic response.
Histamine antagonists or antihistamines are drugs that relieve allergy symptoms.<br><br>Histamine is a chemical used to identify and remove substances that trigger an allergic response.  There are four histamine receptors &#40;designated H<sub>1</sub>, H<sub>2</sub>, H<sub>3</sub>, H<sub>4</sub>&#41;. When histamine activates H<sub>1</sub> receptors, symptoms such as rashes, itching, watery eyes and trouble breathing may begin. <br><br>Antihistamines prevent histamine from stimulating the H<sub>1</sub> receptors located in the eyes, nose and throat to relieve swelling and stop leaking fluid.  First generation antihistamines were non-selective for H<sub>1</sub> receptors and crossed into the brain resulting in drowsiness.  Newer antihistamines are more selective, reducing this side effect.
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What is this medicine?

PROMETHAZINE (proe METH a zeen) is an antihistamine. It is used to treat allergic reactions and to treat or prevent nausea and vomiting from illness or motion sickness. It is also used to make you sleep before surgery, and to help treat pain or nausea after surgery.

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CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Promethazine: Rectal suppository
Usage by Gender
84.6%
15.4%
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage by Age
11.98%
28.48%
35.7%
23.84%
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