Close X
Get more out of WDDTY.com
by joining the site for free
Free 17-point plan to great health
Twice weekly e-news bulletins
Access to our News, Forums and Blogs
Sign up for free and claim your
17-point plan to great health
Free 17-point plan to great health

Twice weekly e-news bulletins

Access to our News, Forums and Blogs
OR

If you want to read our in-depth research articles or
have our amazing magazine delivered to your home
each month, then you have to pay.


Click here if you're interested
Helping you make better health choices

In shops now or delivered to your home from only £3.50 an issue!

Subscribe!

Phenergan

About the author: 

Phenergan qualifies as the second in our series of Drugs That Do Everything

Phenergan qualifies as the second in our series of Drugs That Do Everything. Although it was initially prescribed as an antinausea drug to be given with sedatives before an operation, it has gone on to be used as an antipsychotic and an antihistamine.

Cancer patients have been given the drug to help curb nausea and vomiting caused by the chemotherapy, but it has also been given to people who suffer general nausea attacks that are not improved through dietary changes.

It is used to treat or prevent allergy symptoms and motion sickness, and to promote sleep and sedation so what was intended as a fairly heavyweight drug to be given in hospitals has become a way of helping people to sleep better. It's also been recommended for use with children aged from just one year.

While the manufacturer says the drug is well tolerated, and can even be taken safely while pregnant, others are not so sure. America's Public Citizen Health Research Group says the drug can cause parkinsonism and tardive dyskinesia where the body twitches involuntarily especially if taken for a long time (Worst Pills, Best Pills, Washington, 1993).

Warning reactions to look out for include lip smacking, chewing movements, puffing of cheeks, rapid tongue movement, or uncontrolled movements of the arms and legs as these could indicate tardive dyskinesia. Signs of parkinsonism include difficulty with speaking, loss of balance, muscle spasms, stiffness of arms or legs, blurred vision and unusual twisting movements.

Other symptoms that should be reported to your doctor include fainting, skin rash, abnormal bleeding or bruising, fever and nightmares. The manufacturer also adds anorexia, hypotension, irregular heart beat and anaemia.

Worth it, though, for a decent night's sleep, we suppose.


Cholesterol lowering

My doctor gave me tranks as a teenager

You may also be interested in...

Latest Tweet

About

Since 1989, WDDTY has provided thousands of resources on how to beat asthma, arthritis, depression and many other chronic conditions.

Start by looking in our fully searchable database, active and friendly community forums and the latest health news.

Positive SSL Wildcard

Facebook Twitter

Most Popular Health Website of the Year 2014

© 2010 - 2017 WDDTY Publishing Ltd.
All Rights Reserved