1.What is Promethazine Hydrochloride:
Promethazine is an antihistamine medicine that relieves the symptoms of allergies.
Promethazine hydrochloride 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.
These tablets can be 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 treat or stop you feeling sick (nausea) or being sick (vomiting) such as travel sickness
• For short term use: as a sedative for children aged 5 years and above
2. What you need to know before you take this medicine
Do not take this medicine if:
• The person taking the medicine is under 5 years of age
• You are allergic (hypersensitive) to promethazine hydrochloride or any of the other ingredients. 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 Tablets 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 (see “Taking other medicines” section below)
• The person is unconscious (in a coma) or suffers from severe dizziness, drowsiness or headache
3. How to take this medicine:
Always use this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check
with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
The amount you need to take depends on the reason you are taking these Tablets. The following information
will help you to decide how much you need to take.
Taking this medicine
• Take this medicine by mouth
• Do not take for longer than 7 days. If your symptoms worsen or do not improve after 7 days talk to your doctor
• If you feel the effect of your medicine is too weak or too strong, do not change the dose yourself, but ask your
Read the Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) found inside the box before taking this medicine.