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Brand name: Promethazine Hydrochloride (DBL) TM

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Active ingredients: promethazine

What it is used 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.

How to take it

The way to take this medicine is: Intramuscular. This medicine is given through a needle inserted into the muscle beneath the skin.

  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Protect from Light
  • Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Clear colourless solution

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Is this medicine subsidised?

This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on December 1, 2022. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.

Over 65?

This medicine contains the active ingredients:

If you are over 65 years of age, there may be specific risks and recommendations for use of this medicine. Please discuss your individual circumstances with your pharmacist, doctor or health professional. For more information read our page on medication safety for older people.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient promethazine

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

Consumer Medicines Information (CMI)

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Reporting side effects

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