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Phenergan Elixir is a treatment that helps to relieve to effects of allergies such as hay fever, pet allergies, dust allergies, and other allergy types. It can also be used as an aid for sleep loss as well as for motion sickness. The active ingredient is promethazine, a first-generation antihistamine.
Phenergan Elixir is ideal for anyone suffering from insomnia or seeking relief from the symptoms of allergies such as hay fever. Phenergan Elixir can also provide effective relief for those suffering from nausea, such as travel sickness. Phenergan Elixir is in a liquid form, so is perfect for those who do not like to take tablets and is suitable for use in children as young as 2 years old.
Phenergan Elixir works by blocking a substance called histamine, which is created when your body has an allergic reaction. This provides relief to symptoms of allergic reaction, such as watery eyes and sneezing. Phenergan Elixir also blocks histamine receptors in the vomiting centre of the brain, relieving symptoms of nausea. Phenergan Elixir can also be used to aid those who suffer from insomnia, working directly on the brain to make you feel more relaxed.
As Phenergan Elixir can be used to treat allergies, insomnia and nausea in patients as young as 2 years old, the most effective dosage will differ from patient to patient.
For hayfever and allergies, the recommended dosage is:
You do not need a prescription for Phenergan Elixir, 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 Phenergan Elixir is the best choice for you.
Phenergan Elixir should not be taken by children under the age of 2. Phenergan Elixir should not be taken if you are breastfeeding or are due to give birth within 2 weeks. If you are pregnant or think you may become pregnant, speak with your doctor before using Phenergan Elixir. Do not use Phenergan syrup if you use depression medication known as Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs), for example:
Do not use Phenergan Elixir after the bottle has been open for more than a month and always check the expiry date. You may feel drowsy after taking Phenergan Elixir, if this is the case then do not drive or use machinery or tools. Do not drink alcohol while taking Phenergan Elixir, as it can affect how the medicine works. If you notice a side effect when using, speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist as soon as possible. Also, you can record any side effect that you notice using the MHRA Yellow Card Scheme.
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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Some hay fever sufferers may even find that when they do find a hay fever medication that works, it doesn’t completely get rid of all of their annoying hay fever symptoms.
If you’ve ever found yourself in this situation, you may start to wonder if one kind of hay fever medication is enough, and whether it would be safe to take more than one at the same time.
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