What is Promethazine with Codeine?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Promethazine with codeine is combination of an analgesic opioid, antitussive and histamine H1 antagonist. It is used for the temporary relief of coughs and upper respiratory symptoms associated with allergy or the common cold.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 3
None 5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Promethazine with Codeine

Side effect Patients
Drowsiness 1
Sleepiness 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Promethazine with Codeine

Dosage Patients
10 mg-6.25 mg/5 mL daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Promethazine with Codeine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 5
Did not seem to work 1
Other 1
See all 6 patients who've stopped taking Promethazine with Codeine

Duration

Currently taking Promethazine with Codeine

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped taking Promethazine with Codeine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 4
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 9
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 9
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 7
Not specified 2

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Promethazine with Codeine after stopping:

Treatment Patients
codeine-guaifenesin syrup (Cheratussin AC) 1

Patients stopped taking Promethazine with Codeine and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Amoxicillin (Amoxil) 1
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1 patient evaluation for Promethazine with Codeine

Oct 15, 2017 (Started Oct 31, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for cough)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for bronchitis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 16, 2016 (Started Oct 31, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for cough)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for bronchitis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 11, 2016 (Started Oct 31, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for cough)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for bronchitis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Take with food. Once it kicks in, enjoy a nap! The promethazine is also an antiemetic, so it helps with nausea too. 
Cost: < $25 monthly

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