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Promethazine Hydrochloride 10 mg Tablets, belongs to a group of medicines known as phenothiazines they work by blocking a substance called histamine that your body makes during an allergic reaction. It also works directly on the brain to help you feel more relaxed.
- To treat allergic conditions, such as hay fever or rashes.
- To treat adults with short-term difficulty sleeping (insomnia).
- To treat or prevent you feeling sick (nausea) or being sick (vomiting), such as in travel sickness.
As an Antihistamine in allergy:
|Children 2-5 years ||The use of Promethazine liquid is recommended for this age group.|
|Children 5-10 years||A single dose of either 1 or 2 tablets at night. Or 1 tablet twice a day. Dose must not exceed 2 tablets per day.|
|Children over 10 years and adults||Start with 1 tablet twice a day. This may be increased to a maximum of two tablets three times a day|
As an Antiemetic:
|children 2-5 years||The use of Promethazine liquid is recommended for this age group.|
|Children 5-10 years||1 tablet the night before the journey. This may be repeated after 6-8 hours if necessary.|
|Children over 10 years and adults||2 tablets the night before the journey. This may be repeated after 6-8 hours if necessary.|
Short term sedation:
|Children aged 2-5 years||the use of Promethazine is not recommended for this age group.|
|Children 5-10 years ||2 tablets as a single dose at night time.|
|Children over 10 years and adults||2-5 tablets as a single dose at night time.|
Each sugar-coated tablet contains: Promethazine hydrochloride 10mg. Also contains lactose and sucrose.
Do not exceed the stated dose. May cause drowsiness. If affected do not drive or operate machinery. Avoid alcoholic drink. Promethazine should not be used for more than 7 days without seeking medical advice.