Phenergan Night Time Tablets - 14 Tablets
Phenergan Night Time 25mg Tablets are for the short term treatment of insomnia in adults and can also be used as a short term sedative for children aged 16 years and above. They contain a medicine called promethazine hydrochloride, which works by blocking a natural substance (histamine) that your body makes during an allergic reaction. It also works directly on the brain to help you feel more relaxed.
How to use Phenergan Night Time Tablets
Always take this medicine exactly as described in the leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Take this medicine by mouth.
Do not take for longer than 7 days. If your symptoms worsen or do not improve after 7 days talk to your doctor or pharmacist
If you feel the effect of your medicine is too weak or too strong, do not change the dose yourself, but ask your doctor.
The recommended dose is
Adults (including the elderly) and children over 16 years of age
One or two tablets (25mg-50mg) taken at night
Use this medicine only as recommended.
Do not exceed the recommended dose.
Promethazine hydrochloride 25mg
Lactose, maize starch, povidone, magnesium stearate, polyethylene glycol, Opaspray (contains titanium dioxide-E171, hypromellose-E464 and indigo carmine aluminium lake blue-E132) and hypromellose.
Hazards and Cautions
This medicine is for short term sleeping problems. It should not be used for more than 7 days without talking to your doctor.
Phenergan Night Time can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight. Keep out of direct sunlight while taking this medicine.
Taking Phenergan Night Time may affect the results of certain tests. These include some pregnancy tests and skin tests. Phenergan Night Time should not be taken at least 3 days before the start of a skin test.
Do not drink alcohol while you are taking Phenergan Night Time. This is because it can affect the way the medicine works.
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine if you are pregnant, might become pregnant, or think you may be pregnant. Phenergan Night Time should not be taken 2 weeks before birth. You should not take Phenergan Night Time if you are breastfeeding. This is because small amounts may pass into mothers' milk. This can be harmful to your baby.
You may feel drowsy or sleepy after taking this medicine or the morning after taking this medicine. If this happens, do not drive or use any tools or machines.
Phenergan Night Time contains lactose. This is a type of sugar. If you have been told by your doctor that you cannot tolerate or digest some sugars (have an intolerance to some sugars), talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines. This includes medicines you can buy without prescription, including herbal medicines. This is because Phenergan Night Time can affect the way some medicines work. Also some medicines can affect the way Phenergan Night Time works.
Do not take Phenergan Night Time if
- The person taking the medicine is under 16 years of age.
- You are allergic (hypersensitive) to promethazine hydrochloride or any of the other ingredients. The signs of an allergic reaction include: a rash, swallowing or
- breathing problems, swelling of your lips, face, throat or tongue.
- You are taking a medicine for depression called a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI). Also do not take Phenergan Night Time if you have stopped taking one of these MAOI medicines within the last 14 days. If you are not sure ask your doctor or pharmacist.
- The person is unconscious (in a coma) or suffers from severe dizziness, drowsiness or headache.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any of the following
- Anticholinergic medicines - includes some medicines used for irritable bowel syndrome, asthma or weak bladder. These can increase the risk of dizziness, dry mouth and blurred eyesight.
- Medicines for depression (such as amitriptyline).
- Medicines to help you to sleep or feel more relaxed (such as diazepam or zolpidem).
- Medicines such as aspirin (for arthritis and pain in your joints). Phenergan Night Time may hide the side effects of these medicines.
Check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking Phenergan Night Time if
- You have difficulty breathing, wheezing, tightness in the chest (asthma) or an infection in your lungs (bronchitis).
- You have epilepsy.
- You have any serious heart problems.
- You have liver or kidney problems.
- You have a stomach blockage or difficulty passing water.
- You have hearing problems.
- You have increased pressure in the eye (narrow angle glaucoma).
- You have had something called Reye's Syndrome or possible Reye's Syndrome – signs include being sick and confused following a viral illness.
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