Promethazine Hydrochloride (DBL) is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) promethazine. On this page you will find out more about Promethazine Hydrochloride (DBL), including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)
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Active ingredient in this medicine: promethazine
Over 65 years of age?
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Information for medicine and pack size:
Promethazine Hydrochloride (DBL) 50 mg/2 mL injection solution, 5 x 2 mL ampoules
Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:
This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.
What this medicine is for
INDICATION AS 8 January 2004: Promethazine Hydrochloride Injection BP is indicated for the following conditions: Treatment of allergic reactions such as: uncomplicated allergic conditions of the immediate type, e.g. pruritus, urticaria and angioedema, when oral therapy is impossible or contraindicated. Treatment and prevention of vomiting including: motion sickness; drug induced nausea; prevention and control of nausea and vomiting associated with certain types of anaesthesia and surgery, such as procedures with a high incidence of post-operative vomiting (e.g. gynaecological surgery, strabismus or middle ear surgery, and electroconvulsive therapy); in patients with a past history of motion sickness or post-operative vomiting; and in patients in whom avoidance of vomiting is crucial (e.g. neurosurgery and eye surgery). Promethazine has sedative effects and it is also used in: pre-operative, post-operative and obstetric (during labour) sedation.
Table of characteristics
|Visual appearance||Clear colourless solution|
|Dosage Form||Injection, solution|
|Route of administration||Intramuscular|
5x50mg/2mL: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store below 25 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||Protect from Light|
|Life time||3 Years|
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 March 2018
The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.
Is this medication banned in sport?
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