Promethazine HCl Injection

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Promethazine hydrochloride (promethazine hydrochloride injection) injection, is a sterile, pyrogen-free solution for deep intramuscular or intravenous administration. Promethazine hydrochloride (promethazine hydrochloride injection) (10H-phenothiazine-10-ethanamine, N, N, ?-trimethyl-, monohydrochloride, ()-) is a racemic compound and has the following structural formula:

Promethazine hydrochloride structural formula illustration

Each mL contains either 25 mg or 50 mg promethazine hydrochloride (promethazine hydrochloride injection) with 0.1 mg edetate disodium, 0.04 mg calcium chloride, 0.25 mg sodium metabisulfite, and 5 mg phenol in water for injection. The pH range is 4.0 to 5.5, buffered with acetic acid-sodium acetate, and it is sealed under nitrogen.

Promethazine hydrochloride (promethazine hydrochloride injection) injection is a clear, colorless solution. The product is light sensitive. It should be inspected before use and discarded if either color or particulate is observed.

What are the possible side effects of promethazine injection (Adgan, Anergan 50, Antinaus 50, Pentazine, Phenergan)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Tell your doctor right away if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • twitching, or uncontrollable movements of your eyes, lips, tongue, face, arms, or legs;
  • tremor (uncontrolled shaking), drooling, trouble swallowing, problems with balance or walking;
  • feeling restless, jittery, or...

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Promethazine HCl Injection Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Adgan, Anergan 50, Antinaus 50, Pentazine, Phenergan

Generic Name: promethazine (injection) (Pronunciation: pro METH a zeen)

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What is promethazine injection (Promethazine HCl Injection)?

Promethazine is in a group of drugs called phenothiazines (feen-oh-THYE-oh-zeens).

Promethazine is used to treat or prevent nausea and vomiting caused by anesthesia or surgery, certain types of allergic reactions, pain caused by surgery or childbirth, and to sedate patients before surgery or medical procedures.

Promethazine injection is usually given when a person cannot take the medication orally (by mouth).

Promethazine injection may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of promethazine injection (Promethazine HCl Injection)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Tell your doctor right away if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • twitching, or uncontrollable movements of your eyes, lips, tongue, face, arms, or legs;
  • tremor (uncontrolled shaking), drooling, trouble swallowing, problems with balance or walking;
  • feeling restless, jittery, or agitated;
  • slow, shallow breathing, feeling like you might pass out;
  • increased blood pressure (severe headache, blurred vision, trouble concentrating, chest pain, numbness, seizure);
  • pain, burning, severe irritation, muscle weakness, or skin changes where the injection was given;
  • confusion, hallucinations, hysteria, seizure (black-out or convulsions);
  • fast or slow heartbeats;
  • fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms;
  • urinating less than usual or not at all;
  • easy bruising or bleeding, unusual weakness; or
  • jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).

Less serious side effects may include:

  • drowsiness, dizziness, tired feeling;
  • ringing in your ears;
  • problems with balance or coordination;
  • blurred vision;
  • feeling nervous or shaky;
  • sleep problems (insomnia);
  • skin rash or itching;
  • dry mouth, stuffy nose;

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about promethazine injection (Promethazine HCl Injection)?

Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have twitching or uncontrollable movements of your eyes, lips, tongue, face, arms, or legs. These could be early signs of dangerous side effects.

You should not receive this medication if you are allergic to promethazine or to similar medicines such as chlorpromazine (Thorazine), fluphenazine (Prolixin), mesoridazine (Serentil), perphenazine (Trilafon), prochlorperazine (Compazine), thioridazine (Mellaril), or trifluperazine (Stelazine).

Promethazine injection can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert.

Tell your doctor right away if you have serious side effects while receiving promethazine injection, such as slow, shallow breathing, feeling light-headed, fainting, severe burning or skin irritation where the injection was given, confusion, hallucinations, muscle twitching, or muscle movements you cannot control.

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