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promethazine - injection, Adgan, Phenergan

GENERIC NAME: PROMETHAZINE - INJECTION (pro-METH-uh-zeen)

BRAND NAME(S): Adgan, Phenergan

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WARNING: Promethazine should not be used in children younger than 2 years since it might cause slow/shallow breathing (respiratory depression), which in some cases could be fatal. This problem has occurred even with normal doses in this age group.

Use this drug with caution in children older than 2 years. The lowest effective dosage should be used, and other drugs that affect breathing should be avoided. Seek immediate medical attention in the unlikely event that slow/shallow breathing occurs.

In children, use drugs for nausea only in cases of prolonged vomiting with a known cause. Avoid use of promethazine in children with liver disease (including possible Reye's syndrome).




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