THE COMBINATION OF PROMETHAZINE HYDROCHLORIDE, PHENYLEPHRINE HYDROCHLORIDE AND CODEINE PHOSPHATE IS CONTRAINDICATED IN PEDIATRIC PATIENTS LESS THAN 16 YEARS OF AGE. CONCOMITANT ADMINISTRATION OF PROMETHAZINE PRODUCTS WITH OTHER RESPIRATORY DEPRESSANTS HAS AN ASSOCIATION WITH RESPIRATORY DEPRESSION, AND SOMETIMES DEATH, IN PEDIATRIC PATIENTS.
POSTMARKETING CASES OF RESPIRATORY DEPRESSION, INCLUDING FATALITIES, HAVE BEEN REPORTED WITH USE OF PROMETHAZINE HYDROCHLORIDE IN PEDIATRIC PATIENTS LESS THAN 2 YEARS OF AGE. A WIDE RANGE OF WEIGHT-BASED DOSES OF PROMETHAZINE HYDROCHLORIDE HAVE RESULTED IN RESPIRATORY DEPRESSION IN THESE PATIENTS.
Each 5 mL (one teaspoonful), for oral administration contains: Codeine phosphate 10 mg; promethazine hydrochloride 6.25 mg; phenylephrine hydrochloride 5 mg. Codeine is one of the naturally occurring phenanthrene alkaloids of opium derived from the opium poppy; it is classified pharmacologically as a narcotic analgesic. Promethazine hydrochloride, a phenothiazine derivative. Phenylephrine hydrochloride is a sympathomimetic amine salt.
Promethazine HCl, phenylephrine HCl and codeine phosphate syrup is indicated for the temporary relief of coughs and upper respiratory symptoms, including nasal congestion, associated with allergy or the common cold.
Clinical Trials Related to Promethazine, Phenylephrine and Codeine (Promethazine / Phenylephrine / Codeine)
Morphine Versus Morphine-promethazine Combination for Acute Low Back Pain Relief in the Adult Emergency Department [Not yet recruiting]
Acute low back pain is a common cause for emergency department visits. Controversy remains
regarding the optimal medication for acute low back pain relief. The investigators
hypothesized that administration of pharmacological anxiolysis in addition to analgesia will
improve pain relief and patient management in the emergency department.
Adjunct Sedatives in Procedures Involving Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) and Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) [Recruiting]
The purpose of this study is to compare meperidine/midazolam with diphenhydramine,
meperidine/midazolam with promethazine, and meperidine/midazolam with placebo as sedation
methods. The investigators are interested to see whether adjunct sedatives (diphenhydramine
and promethazine) will improve sedation.
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