Allersoothe (Promethazine HCL)
What is Allersoothe (Promethazine HCL) used for?
Allersoothe (Promethazine Hydrochloride) is an oral antihistamine used to treat seasonal allergies or other similar conditions caused by allergens. It operates by blocking histamine receptors in the body to stop the swelling, irritation, and discomfort associated with these conditions. The medication also has sedative properties making it useful for treating travel sickness or insomnia. Your doctor may prescribe its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions as well.
How should I use Allersoothe (Promethazine HCL)?
Always use Allersoothe (Promethazine Hydrochloride) according to your doctor`s instructions to get the most effective results from treatment. The typical dosage is one tablet administered two to four times each day, but your individual instructions will depend on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, although a snack or meal is suggested before use if you experience nausea. Do not split or chew the tablets before use to avoid destroying or changing the effects of their contents.
What are the side effects of Allersoothe (Promethazine HCL)?
The use of Allersoothe (Promethazine HCL) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are tremors or twitching of the muscles, sensitive skin, easier bruising, hallucinations, severe nausea, urinary retention, joint pain, slowed heart rate, seizures, jaundice, or a severe skin reaction. These conditions may require lower doses or reduced frequency of administration to prevent more health problems from occurring.
Do not begin using Allersoothe (Promethazine Hydrochloride) if the patient is under two years of age, lactose intolerant, in a comatose state, fructose intolerant, or taking any MAOI medications. You are also suggested to inform your doctor if you are elderly or have an enlarged prostate, asthma, bronchitis, cystic fibrosis, heart disease, epilepsy, decreased kidney function, or decreased liver function. These conditions may lead to unexpected health problems during treatment requiring adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Allersoothe (Promethazine Hydrochloride) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Allersoothe (Promethazine Hydrochloride) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.