What is Phenergan Night Time?
Phenergan Night Time tablets are a treatment for sleepless nights and insomnia, using an ingredient called promethazine to help you get to sleep. It makes you feel drowsy or tired, making it easier for you to drift off for your much needed 8 hours of sleep. Phenergan Night can be used by adults and children over 16, and it’s an ideal solution to sleepless nights caused by exam stress, work worries, or jet lag after your holiday.
Why can’t I fall asleep?
Short-term insomnia, which simply means that you can’t fall asleep, is completely normal, and you’ll usually experience it at least once in your life. It can happen for lots of different reasons, will often clear up by itself, and usually isn’t anything to worry about, even if it is annoying!
Some of the most common reasons why you may be lying awake counting sheep include:
Stress, anxiety, or depression
A noisy environment
An uncomfortable bed
Being too hot or too cold
Drinking alcohol or caffeine
Taking recreational drugs
Some medications or medical conditions
How will the promethazine in Phenergan Night Time treat my insomnia?
Phenergan Night Time tablets contain 25mg of promethazine, which is a type of medication called a phenothiazine. It works by blocking a substance called histamine in your body, which is created when you have an allergic reaction and can have a stimulant effect. This helps you to feel drowsy and makes it easier for you to drop off to sleep.
Can I take these sleeping tablets during my pregnancy?
If you’re pregnant you should speak to your doctor before taking Phenergan Night Time. You will usually be advised to avoid any unnecessary medications during your pregnancy so you should only take this product if your doctor has told you that the benefits would outweigh the potential effects on your child. You should not take this medicine within 2 weeks before you’re due to give birth or when you’re breastfeeding. The promethazine in these tablets can pass into your breast milk in small amounts, which could be harmful to your baby.
Will this treatment work with my regular medication?
If you’re taking any other medication, including herbal remedies or medicines you obtained without a prescription, you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Phenergan Night tablets. This especially applies if you are already taking:
Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs), which are used for depression. You should not take Phenergan if you’ve taken MAOIs within the last 2 weeks
Anticholinergic medicines, which are used for IBS, asthma, or a weak bladder
Depression medications, e.g. amitriptyline
Medicines to help you fall asleep or feel relaxed, e.g. diazepam, zolpidem
Medicines for arthritis or joint pain, e.g. aspirin, ibuprofen, and other NSAIDs
Can I drive when I’ve taken these tablets?
Phenergan Night tablets make you feel drowsy or tired so they can help you to fall asleep. For this reason, you shouldn’t attempt to drive or use tools or machinery after taking these tablets. You should wait until any drowsiness or other symptoms that would reduce your attention or concentration have completely passed before you attempt to drive again.
Can I drink alcohol if I’m taking these tablets?
You shouldn’t drink alcohol while you’re taking Phenergan Night, as it can affect the way your medication works. For example, it can increase the drowsiness you experience after taking this medication and can also make other side effects more likely.
What’s the usual dose of Phenergan Night?
Take one or two tablets before you go to bed at night. Swallow the tablets with a sip of water. Do not take Phenergan Night for more than 7 days at a time, if your symptoms haven’t improved after 7 days you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist.
When should this product not be used?
Phenergan Night tablets are not suitable for use in children under the age of 16. Do not use this product if you are allergic to promethazine hydrochloride or any of the other listed ingredients. This product should not be taken by those who are:
In a coma
Suffer from severe dizziness, drowsiness or headaches
Speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this product if you have:
Asthma or bronchitis
Any serious heart problems
Liver or kidney problems
A stomach blockage or difficulty peeing
Increased pressure in the eye, e.g. narrow angle glaucoma
Reye’s Syndrome, which causes symptoms such as being sick and confused following a viral illness
An intolerance to some sugars, as this product contains lactose
Does Phenergan Night have any side effects?
Like all medications, Phenergan Night tablets can have side effects, although not everyone can experience them. If you experience any of the following side effects you should stop use and seek immediate medical help:
Symptoms of severe allergic reaction, e.g. rash, difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the face, lips, mouth, tongue, or throat
Liver problems causing jaundice symptoms, e.g. yellowing of the eyes or skin
Muscle stiffness, shaking
Being unable to control the muscles in your head or face
Unusual movements of the tongue, facial muscle spasms, rolling eyes, trembling
Very fast, uneven, or forceful heartbeat (palpitations)
Tiredness which lasts for a long time, which may be caused by anaemia
Other side effects you may experience include:
Dry mouth, blurred vision, finding it difficult to pee
Drowsiness, sleepiness, tiredness, disorientation, nightmares, headaches, restlessness
Loss of appetite, indigestion
Dizziness, lightheadedness, feeling faint
Confusion, especially in elderly people
Sensitivity to sunlight, keep out of direct sunlight and do not use sun lamps if this happens to you
Restless Legs Syndrome
If you experience these or any other side effects while using this product, speak to your doctor or pharmacist. For more information about reporting the side effects of medication, please see the MHRA’s Yellow Card Scheme.
How to store these tablets
Store in a cool, dry place which is below 30 degrees C. Do not take this product if the expiry date printed on the original packaging has passed. Keep out of sight and reach of children.
Can I buy Phenergan Night over the counter?
You do not need a prescription for Phenergan Night Time, however, you will be asked to complete a short online survey from our pharmacists before we can take your order. This includes some simple questions that all pharmacies legally are required to ask before supplying this kind of product. This helps our pharmacy team to be sure that this product is the best choice for you.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.
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Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
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Each tablet contains 25mg of the active substance, promethazine hydrochloride
The other ingredients are lactose, maize starch, povidone, magnesium stearate, polyethylene glycol, Opaspray (contains titanium dioxide-E171, hypromellose-E464 and indigo carmine aluminium lake blue-E132) and Hypromellose
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Are phenergan tablets and phenergan night time tablets 2 different tablets
They have the same active ingredients, but are licensed for different uses
What are the ingredients in Phenergan Night Time?
What Phenergan Night Time contains. â€¢ Each tablet contains 25mg of the active substance, promethazine hydrochloride â€¢ The other ingredients are lactose, maize starch, povidone, magnesium stearate, polyethylene glycol, Opaspray (contains titanium dioxide-E171, hypromellose-E464 and indigo carmine aluminium lake blue-E132) and hypromellose
What is the difference between Phenegran night and Phengran normal except for the fact you get double the amount of tablets?
Phenergan Night Time contains a medicine called promethazine hydrochloride. This belongs to a group of medicines called phenothiazines. It 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.
What Phenergan Night Time is used/licensed for:
Phenergan Night Time is used to treat the following conditions:
- For short term use: to treat adults with difficulty sleeping (insomnia)
- For short term use: as a sedative for children aged 16 years and above
Phenergan Original Tablets contain a medicine called promethazine hydrochloride.
This belongs to a group of medicines called phenothiazines. It 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.
What Phenergan Tablets are used/licensed for:
Phenergan Tablets are used to treat the following conditions:
- For short term use: to treat adults with difficulty sleeping (insomnia)
- To treat allergic conditions such as hay fever or rashes (like nettle rash or hives)
- To treat or stop you feeling sick (nausea) or being sick (vomiting) such as travel sickness
- For short term use: as a sedative for children aged 5 years and above
Is it okay to take Phenergan (Promethazine) with Sertraline 50mg?
Using promethazine together with sertraline can increase the risk of an irregular heart rhythm that may be serious and potentially life-threatening, although it is a relatively rare side effect.
You may be more susceptible if you have a heart condition called congenital long QT syndrome, other cardiac diseases, conduction abnormalities, or electrolyte disturbances (for example, magnesium or potassium loss due to severe or prolonged diarrhea or vomiting).
Talk to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns. You should seek immediate medical attention if you develop sudden dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, shortness of breath, or heart palpitations during treatment with these medications, whether together or alone. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs.
Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.
Do Phenergan tablets contain any penicillin ?
What Phenergan Night Time contains:
• Each tablet contains 25mg of the active substance, promethazine hydrochloride
• The other ingredients are lactose, maize starch, povidone, magnesium stearate, polyethylene glycol, Opaspray (contains titanium dioxide-E171, hypromellose-E464 and indigo carmine aluminium lake blue-E132) and hypromellose
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