Generic Phenergan (Promethazine) 25mg
Phenothiazine is a class of medication in which the members of the group is employed extensively as an antipsychotic medication. Promethazine is a medication that is categorized under Phenothiazine class of drugs but unlike its counterparts it is more popularly known for antihistamine and antiemetic properties. Due to its ability to cause strong drowsiness in its users the drug is also recommended for people suffering from insomnia, if they cannot take benzodiazepines.
The drug is sold in many brand names like Phenergan, Promethegan, Romergan, Fargan, Farganesse, Prothiazine, Avomine, Atosil, Receptozine, Lergigan. The drug is available over the counter in many countries like United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Switzerland but its availability is restricted in United states of America. United Sates have made the drug available only to those patients who are able to produce authentic prescription slips.
Promethazine is used for many conditions and although it was first developed as an antipsychotic medication its use has expanded to many more areas. It is no longer being used as an antipsychotic medication and its current antipsychotic strength has been evaluated to be 1/10 of that of chlorpromazine.
It is quite common for pregnant women to experience morning sickness and Promethazine is being recommended when the sickness is rated from moderate to severe. Hyperemesis gravidarum is the severe form of morning sickness where the patient faces excessive nausea and or vomiting . Due to which the pregnant women is unable to take in the required amount of food and fluid. In United kingdom it is usual for the doctors to give more preference to promethazine when compared to other such drugs as the drug has been used by many pregnant women. After promethazine , metoclopramide and prochlorperazine are commonly used for the treatment of the morning sickness.
It is advisable to take the drug only if prescribed to by a doctor.