What is Phenergan (Promethazine Hydrochloride) Used For?
Phenergan (Promethazine Hydrochloride) is an antihistamine that is used to treat a variety of conditions, including allergies, motion sickness, nausea and vomiting. It works by blocking the effects of histamine, a chemical that is relased during and allergic reaction and can cause symptoms such as itching, sneezing, and a runny nose.
In addition to its antihistamine properties, Phenergan also has sedative effects, which can be helpful in managing conditions like insomnia and anxiety.
Where Can I Buy Phenergan UK?
Phenergan is a prescription only medicine. If you are looking to buy Phenergan online, it's important you're buying from a reputable source, such as Meds for Less, and only after consulting with a healthcare professional.
What is in Phenergan?
The active ingredient in Phenergan is promethazine hydrochloride. Each Phenergan tablet typically contains 25mg of promethazine hydrochloride. In addition to the active ingredient, Phenergan tablets also contain other inactive ingredients that help form the tablet and aid in its absorption, such as lactose, maize starch, povidone, magnesium stearate, and hypromellose.
It's worth noting that different formulations of Phenergan, such as Phenergan Elixir or Phenergan injection, may have slightly different inactive ingredients to suit their specific dosage forms. It's always a good idea to check the product packaging or consult the package insert for a comprehensive list of ingredients specific to the Phenergan formulation you have.
What Are The Dosage Instruction For Phenergan?
Children aged 5-10: Take 1 x 25mg tablet at night.
Children over 10, adults, and the elderly: Start with 1 x 25mg tablet at night and increase to a maximum of 1 x 25mg tablet twice a day if necessary.
For Nausea or Travel Sickness:
Children aged 5-10: Do not buy Phenergan 25mg tablets. Instead, use Phenergan Elixir or buy Phenergan 10mg tablets.
Children over 10, adults, and the elderly: Take 1 x Phenergan 25mg tablet the night before traveling. Repeat after 6-8 hours if needed.
For Short-term Sedation or Insomnia:
Children aged 5-10: Take 1 x Phenergan 25mg tablet at night.
Children over 10, adults, and the elderly: Take 1-2 x Phenergan 25mg tablets at night.
Do not exceed the recommended daily dose.
Is Phenergan Over the Counter in the UK?
No, Phenergan (promethazine) is not available over the counter in the UK. It is a prescription medication, which means you will need a prescription from a healthcare professional, such as a doctor, to obtain it.
When you buy Phenergan from Meds for Less, you will complete a short text-based consultation with a doctor, which will then be used to generate a prescription if appropriate.
How Long Does It Take Phenergan to Work?
The onset of action for Phenergan (promethazine) can vary depending on the individual and the method of administration. Here are some general guidelines:
Oral tablets or Phenergan liquid (Phenergan Elixir): Phenergan taken orally typically starts to take effect within 20 to 30 minutes after ingestion. However, it may take up to 1 hour for the full effects to be felt.