Phenergan Night Time 25mg 14 Tablets
Phenergan Night Time 25mg 14 Tablets
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If sleeplessness is spoiling your nights and days, these tabs could be just what you need to gently send you off to dreamland and keep you there till dawn.
- Phenergan Tablets 25mg can be used to treat temporary and occasional symptoms of insomnia
- Contains promethazine hydrochloride that blocks histamine, which is what your body makes during an allergic reaction
- This histamine blocker works directly on the brain to help you feel more relaxed
- Ideal for short-term use to treat adults with difficulty sleeping (insomnia)
- Also used short-term as a sedative for children aged 16 years and above
- Ideal to help aid a better night's rest
Each film-coated tablet contains 25mg of the active substance promethazine hydrochloride.
Also contains 173.52mg of lactose monohydrate.
Usage and Instructions
Adults, adults aged 65+, and children over 16 years of age:
Take 25mg (1 tablet), or 50mg (2 tablets) as a single nighttime dose.
Not to be used in children under 16 years of age.
Phenergan Night Time 25mg 14 tablets generally start working in around 30 minutes. It may take a little quicker or even a little longer to work. This depends on a number of different factors and from person to person. Chat to your pharmacist, who’ll be able to give you more guidance.
When you have an allergic reaction, your body produces a chemical called histamine. Phenergan Night Time 25mg 14 tablets block histamine receptors in your brain, which helps to relieve allergy symptoms.
Phenergan Night Time 25mg 14 tablets should be out of your system in two to four days. However, the time it takes to leave your system also depends on a number of factors such as your metabolism, age, health, weight, the amount you take and how often you take it.
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children. Don't take Phenergan Night Time after the expiry date which is stated on the carton and blister pack after EXP. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month. Store below 30°c, in the original carton in order to protect from light.
Talk to your doctor before taking this medicine if you are pregnant, might become pregnant, or think you may be pregnant. Phenergan Tablets should not be taken 2 weeks before birth. You should not take Phenergan Tablets if you are breastfeeding as small amounts may pass into your milk, which can be harmful to your baby.
Phenergan Night Time 25mg 14 tablets contain lactose, so talk to your doctor before taking this medicine if you are lactose intolerant. Also, don't drink alcohol while you are taking Phenergan Night Time 25mg 14 tablets as this can affect the way the medicine works. Phenergan Night Time 25mg 14 tablets can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight, too, so keep out of direct sunlight while taking this medicine.
Don't take Phenergan Night Time 25mg 14 tablets if:
- You are under 2 years of age.
- You are allergic (hypersensitive) to promethazine hydrochloride or any of the other ingredients
- You are taking a medicine for depression called a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI).
Also do not take Phenergan Tablets if you have stopped taking one of these MAOI medicines within the last 14 days.
- The person is unconscious (in a coma) or suffers from severe dizziness, drowsiness or headache.
Don't take Phenergan Night Time 25mg 14 tablets before checking with your doctor or pharmacist, in the event that you've had: difficulty breathing, wheezing, tightness in the chest (asthma) or an infection in your lungs (bronchitis), epilepsy, serious heart problems, liver or kidney problems, a stomach blockage or difficulty passing water (urine), increased pressure in the eye (narrow-angle glaucoma), ever had something called Reye's Syndrome or possible Reye's Syndrome, of which signs include being sick and confused following a viral illness.
Do Phenergan Night Time 25mg 14 tablets make you sleepy?
Yes, Phenergan Night Time 25mg 14 tablets will make you sleepy. Don't drive or use any machinery or tools. Phenergan Night Time 25mg 14 tablets are specifically used for short-term sleep problems, such as insomnia.
Are there any other side effects?
The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with promethazine. Just because a side effect is stated here doesn't mean that all people taking Phenergan will experience that or any side effect. Side effects are more likely to be experienced by elderly people and children:
- Feeling tired or sleepy.
- Feeling disorientated.
- Blurred vision.
- Dry mouth.
- Difficulty passing urine (urinary retention).
- Confusion, particularly in elderly people.
- Excitability in children.
- Rash or itching.
- Increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight (photosensitivity).
- Loss of appetite.
- Awareness of your heartbeat (palpitations).
- Low blood pressure (hypotension).
- Abnormal movements of the hands, legs, face, neck and tongue, eg tremor, twitching, rigidity (extrapyramidal effects).
- Yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes (jaundice).
- Disturbances in the normal numbers of blood cells in the blood.
Read the leaflet that comes with the medicine, or talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you want any more information about the possible side effects of Phenergan.