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Is Promethazine Right for Everyone?

Who Should Not Take Promethazine?

You should not take promethazine if you are:
  • Allergic to promethazine hydrochloride, Phenergan, or any of the inactive components. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients. Also, you should not take this medication if you have ever had an "idiosyncratic" reaction to promethazine or similar medications. Signs of such a reaction include hallucinations, agitation, or nightmares.
  • In a coma.
As mentioned, children under two years of age should not take this medication.

Promethazine Precautions and Warnings: Final Thoughts

There are a number of situations in which promethazine should not be taken, along with several precautions and warnings to be aware of before beginning treatment. However, it is possible that not all of the safety concerns with promethazine were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the specific warnings that may apply to you.
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