Allersoothe (Promethazine HCL)
What is Allersoothe (Promethazine HCL) used for?
Allersoothe Promethazine Hydrochloride) is an antihistamine that is used to treat the symptoms of allergies such as itchiness, runny nose, sneezing or watery eyes. It is also used to help prevent motion sickness, as well as treating nausea and pain occurring as a result of surgery. This drug works by helping to change the actions of certain chemicals in the brain, while also acting as an antihistamine.
How should I use Allersoothe (Promethazine HCL)?
Allersoothe (Promethazine Hydrochloride) tablets should be taken orally. Adult patients are sometimes directed to take 1 tablet 4 times per day. You should always consult your physician before taking this medication so that the correct dosage can be prescribed to you. If this medication is being taken for motion sickness, you should take 1 tablet 30 to 60 minutes before travelling, and if another dose is required, it can be taken 8 to 12 hours later, or as directed by your physician. When this medication is being taken before surgery, it is usually taken the night before surgery, or immediately before the procedure, and repeated as directed by your physician.
What are the side effects of Allersoothe (Promethazine HCL)?
Some side effects which have been reported by patients taking Allersoothe (Promethazine Hydrochloride) include:
Consult your physician immediately if any of these side effects persist or worsen, or if you notice severe disorientation, feelings of restlessness, unusual bruising, unusually fast heartbeat, seizures, hallucinations, fever, yellowing of the eyes or skin, decreased urination, slow breathing or fainting.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Allersoothe (Promethazine Hydrochloride). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, especially heart disease, glaucoma, hypertension, liver problems or stomach problems, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
This medication should never be used in children under 2 years, as this may cause potentially fatal slow breathing to occur.
This drug should not be used by patients who have lung or breathing problems.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.