Phenergan Night Time 25mg 14 tablets
Phenergan Night Time 25mg 14 tablets
Phenergan Tablets 25mg can be used to treat temporary and occasional symptoms of insomnia.
Each film-coated tablet contains 25 mg of the active substance promethazine hydrochloride.
Also contains 173.52 mg of lactose monohydrate.
Usage and Instructions
Adults (including the elderly) and children over 16 years of age:
Take 25mg (1 tablet) or 50mg (2 tablets) as a single night time dose.
Paediatric population: Not to be used in children under 16 years of age.
How long do Phenergan Night Time 25mg 14 tablets take to work?
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 our pharmacist, who’ll be able to give you more guidance.
How do Phenergan Night Time 25mg 14 tablets work?
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.
How long do Phenergan Night Time 25mg 14 tablets stay in your system?
Generally speaking, Phenergan Night Time 25mg 14 tablets will mostly 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.
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.
Are there any other warnings?
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 is 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.
Do not take Phenergan Night Time 25mg 14 tablets if:
-The person taking the medicine is 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.
Check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking Phenergan Night Time 25mg 14 tablets if:
-You have difficulty breathing, wheezing, 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 (urine).
-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.
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.