promethazine/dextromethorphan - oral
GENERIC NAME: PROMETHAZINE/DEXTROMETHORPHAN - ORAL (pro-METH-uh-zeen/dex-trow-meth-OR-fan)
WARNING: Promethazine should not be used in children younger than 2 years since it might cause serious (possibly fatal) slow/shallow breathing. This problem has occurred even with normal doses in this age group. 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. Promethazine should not be used in children with liver disease (including possible Reyes syndrome).
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