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Precautions and Warnings With Promethazine

There are many promethazine warnings and precautions to be aware of before taking the medication. Since promethazine can worsen certain medical conditions, you should consult your healthcare provider if you have sleep apnea, glaucoma, or epilepsy. The medicine should never be used in children under two years old, as fatal breathing difficulties may occur, even if a proper dosage is calculated.

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Taking Promethazine?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking promethazine hydrochloride (Phenergan®) if you have:
 
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
  • Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Breastfeeding
  • Undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatments.
     
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
It should be noted that this article applies only to products that contain just promethazine as the active ingredient. Some promethazine cough syrups (such as Phenergan with Codeine) contain other active ingredients as well.
 
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