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  • noun A first-generation H1 receptor antagonist, antihistamine and antiemetic medication with strong sedative effects.

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  • noun antihistamine (trade name Phenergan) used to treat allergies; also an antiemetic used to treat motion sickness


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  • For example, Phenergan is a brand name for an antihistamine called promethazine (promethazine is the generic name).

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  • If vomiting is a problem when giving quinine by mouth, a medicine such as promethazine may help.

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  • But if you use horse serum tetanus antitoxin, take precautions against allergic reaction: If the person suffers from asthma or other allergies, or has ever received any kind of antitoxin made from horse serum, give an injection of antihistamine such as promethazine 15 minutes before injecting the antitoxin.

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  • At first, I thought codeine and promethazine were his kids.


  • Purple drank typically includes promethazine-codeine cough syrup which produces a stoned sedation.

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  • The increasingly popular street drug, purple drank, is made most commonly with promethazine-codeine cough syrup, 7-Up, and dissolved Jolly Rancher candy.

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  • "Purple drank" commonly refers to a combination of codeine, promethazine, soda and hard candy.

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  • Pimp C died of an accidental overdose of a combination of drugs he had named in his lyrics — codeine and promethazine


  • Codeine is a prescription opiate (with lower potency than morphine or oxycodone), that is FDA-approved for pain management and cough, and is commonly combined with Tylenol, for pain or promethazine, as cough syrup.

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  • I did not want to put them on promethazine (Phenergan), a popular canine sedative, because of worry about lingering daytime sedation.

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