Phenergan Elixir

£4.74


Description

What is Phenergan Elixir?

Phenergan Elixir contains a medicine called promethazine hydrochloride. This 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.

Phenergan Elixir is 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 stop you feeling sick (nausea) or being sick (vomiting) such as travel sickness
For short term use: as a sedative for children aged 2 years and above

Usage/Instructions

For allergies (such as hay fever, rashes and hives)
Children 2-5 years:
• Either a single dose of one to three 5ml spoonfuls OR one 5ml spoonful twice a day
• DO NOT give more than three 5ml spoonfuls a day

Children 5-10 years:
• Either a single dose of one to five 5ml spoonfuls OR one or two 5ml spoonfuls twice a day
• DO NOT give more than five 5ml spoonfuls a day

Children over 10 years and adults (including the elderly):
• Start with two 5ml spoonfuls twice a day
• This may be increased to a maximum of four 5ml spoonfuls three times a day

For children over 10 years and adults, Phenergan Tablets may be more convenient

For treatment and prevention travel sickness
Children 2-5 years:
• One 5ml spoonful the night before the journey
• This may be repeated after 6-8 hours if necessary

Children 5-10 years:
• Two 5ml spoonfuls the night before the journey
• This may be repeated after 6-8 hours if necessary
Children over 10 years and adults (including the elderly):
• Five 5ml spoonfuls the night before the journey
• This may be repeated after 6-8 hours if necessary

For children over 10 years and adults, Phenergan Tablets may be more convenient

Warnings

Check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking your medicine if:
You have difficulty breathing, wheezing, and tightness in the chest (asthma) or an infection in your lungs (bronchitis)
•You have epilepsy
•You have any serious heart problems
•You have liver or kidney problems
•You have a stomach blockage or difficulty passing water
•You have hearing problems
•You have increased pressure in the eye (narrow angle glaucoma)
•You have had something called Reye’s Syndrome or possible Reye’s Syndrome – signs include being sick and confused following a viral illness
•You have diabetes. This medicine contains hydrogenated glucose syrup (see ‘Important information about some of the ingredients of Phenergan Elixir.

If you are not sure if any of the above apply to you, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Phenergan Elixir.

Phenergan Elixir can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight. Keep out of direct sunlight while taking this medicine

Side Effects

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if any of the following side effects get serious or lasts longer than a few days. Also tell them if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet.
• Dry mouth, blurred vision or you cannot pass
water (urine)
• Feeling drowsy or sleepy, tiredness, disorientation,
having nightmares, headaches, feeling restless
• Loss of appetite (anorexia), indigestion
• Feeling dizzy, lightheaded, faint (hypotension)
• Feeling confused, especially in elderly people
• Being more sensitive to the sun than usual.
• If this happens keep out of direct sunlight and do
not use sun lamps

Ingredients

Each 5ml of solution contains 5mg of the active substance, promethazine hydrochloride. The other ingredients are hydrogenated glucose syrup (maltitol liquid), orange juice fl avour, caramel (E150), sodium benzoate (E211), sodium sulphite anhydrous (E221), sodium metabisulphite (E223), ascorbic acid (E300), citric acid anhydrous (E330), sodium citrate (E331), acesulphame potassium (E950) and water.

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