Generic Phenergan (Promethazine) 25mg
A person suffering from cold or allergy shows symptoms of cough, itching, runny nose, sneezing, and itchy or watery eyes. These symptoms can easily be kept under control by taking Promethazine dm, a syrup. It’s primary active contents are Promethazine and dextromethorphan. Both of them are used for different conditions but using them in combination improves the cough suppressant properties of dextromethorphan. Dextromethorphan as mentioned is a cough suppressant while Promethazine has anti-histamine properties which makes it an effective medication to counter allergic symptoms.
Though dextromethorphan is an excellent cough suppressant it cannot treat coughs caused by smoking and asthma.’ Dm’ in Promethazine dm stands for dextromethorphan. The combination of these two medications are also available in the names like Promethazine with dextromethorphan,Phenergen Dm and Promethazine with Dm.
Since the drug is used only when you have cold or cough it is unlikely that your medication period is going to stretch beyond few days .You must be careful while taking the medication in syrup form as there is a chance for taking a higher dose unknowingly. You must be aware of the fact that Promethazine dm can be addictive. It is for this reason that you are advised to take the medication only in the strengths prescribed by your doctor. You must inform your doctor at once if you feel you are becoming increasing dependent on the effects of the drug. Be aware of the influence the drug has on you and alert your doctor at once if the movements of your eyes, lips, tongue, face, arms, or legs are not under your control. These symptoms indicate severe side effects.
It is important for the person who have had a Promethazine dm overdose be provided with medical help at once as an overdose can lead to the death of the person as well. A person who has had an overdose of Promethazine dm would feel restless or nervous, severe drowsiness, dizziness, dry mouth, large pupils, flushing, nausea, vomiting, shallow breathing, and fainting.