The medicines below all contain the following active ingredient(s): promethazine. You can select a medicine from this list to find out more — including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is partly paid for by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS).
Safety warning: first-generation antihistamine use in children
First-generation antihistamine medicines can cause serious harm to young children. Promethazine is a first-generation antihistamine — see below for a list of products that contain promethazine.
You should not use first-generation antihistamines for the treatment of cough, cold and flu symptoms in children under 6 years. You should not give first-generation antihistamines to children under 2 years for any reason. This includes first-generation antihistamine products available over the counter (OTC).
The use of first-generation antihistamines for sleep and behaviour disturbances in children and adolescents can be dangerous and is strongly discouraged.
More information: For more details and the latest updates, see the Therapeutic Goods Administration's (TGA) alert on First-generation antihistamines — winter warning.