promethazine suppository - rectal, Phenergan, Promethegan
GENERIC NAME: PROMETHAZINE SUPPOSITORY - RECTAL (pro-METH-uh-zeen)
BRAND NAME(S): Phenergan, Promethegan
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. In this age group, this problem has occurred even with normal doses.
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, drugs for nausea should only be used in cases of prolonged vomiting when the cause is known. Avoid use of promethazine in children with liver disease (including possible Reye's syndrome).
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