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Promethazine / Codeine Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Use exactly as directed by your doctor or health care professional. Do not take more than the recommended dose. You may develop tolerance to this medicine if you take it for a long time. Tolerance means that you will get less cough relief with time. Tell your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms do not improve or if they get worse.

If you have been taking this medicine for a long time, do not suddenly stop taking it because you may develop a severe reaction. Your body becomes used to the medicine. This does NOT mean you are addicted. Addiction is a behavior related to getting and using a drug for a nonmedical reason. If your doctor wants you to stop the medicine, the dose will be slowly lowered over time to avoid any side effects.

There are different types of narcotic medicines (opiates). If you take more than one type at the same time or if you are taking another medicine that also causes drowsiness, you may have more side effects. Give your health care provider a list of all medicines you use. Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to take. Do not take more medicine than directed. Call emergency for help if you have problems breathing or unusual sleepiness.

You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells. Alcohol may interfere with the effect of this medicine. Avoid alcoholic drinks.

Children may be at higher risk for side effects. If your child has slow breathing, noisy breathing, confusion, or unusual sleepiness, stop giving this medicine and get medical help right away.

This medicine can make you more sensitive to the sun. Keep out of the sun. If you cannot avoid being in the sun, wear protective clothing and use sunscreen. Do not use sun lamps or tanning beds/booths.

This medicine will cause constipation. Try to have a bowel movement at least every 2 to 3 days. If you do not have a bowel movement for 3 days, call your doctor or health care professional.

Your mouth may get dry. Chewing sugarless gum or sucking hard candy, and drinking plenty of water may help. Contact your doctor if the problem does not go away or is severe.

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Common and Rare Side Effects

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

Incidence not known

Abdominal or stomach pain

bluish lips or skin

chills

clay-colored stools

cold sweats

confusion

convulsions

cough

dark urine

decrease in the frequency of urination

decrease in the urine volume

diarrhea

difficult or troubled breathing

difficulty in passing urine (dribbling)

dizziness

dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from lying or sitting position

fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse

feeling of warmth

fever

headache

high fever

hives or welts

increased sweating

irregular, fast or slow, or shallow breathing

itching

large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs

loss of appetite

loss of bladder control

nausea

noisy breathing

not breathing

painful urination

pale or blue lips, fingernails, or skin

rash

rectal bleeding

redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest

redness of the skin

seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there

severe muscle stiffness

shakiness in the legs, arms, or hands

shortness of breath

sweating

tightness in the chest

tiredness

trembling or shaking of the hands or feet

unpleasant breath odor

unusual tiredness or weakness

unusually pale skin

vomiting of blood

yellow eyes or skin

Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur:

Symptoms of overdose

Cold, clammy skin

dry mouth

fainting

irregular heartbeat

no blood pressure or pulse

no muscle tone or movement

pinpoint pupils (black part of the eye)

stopping of the heart

unconsciousness

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Incidence not known

Bad dreams

blurred or loss of vision

confusion as to time, place, or person

continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears

difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)

disturbed color perception

double vision

drowsiness

false or unusual sense of well-being

halos around lights

hearing loss

holding false beliefs that cannot be changed by fact

increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight

night blindness

overbright appearance of lights

redness or other discoloration of the skin

relaxed and calm

severe sunburn

sleepiness

trouble sleeping

tunnel vision

unusual excitement, nervousness, or restlessness

vomiting

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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