This medicine is a phenothiazine antihistamine used for relieving allergy symptoms, including hives or runny nose. It is used to prevent and control nausea and vomiting during and after surgery. It is also used to help produce light sleep; prevent and treat motion sickness; or treat pain after surgery, in combination with other medicines. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. THIS MEDICINE MAY BE TAKEN WITH FOOD if it upsets your stomach. IF YOU ARE USING THIS MEDICINE FOR MOTION SICKNESS: take a dose at least 30 to 60 minutes before you begin traveling. STORE THIS MEDICINE at room temperature in a tightly-closed container, away from heat and light. IF YOU MISS A DOSE OF THIS MEDICINE and you are using it regularly, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
WARNING: THIS MEDICINE MAY CAUSE SEVERE AND SOMETIMES FATAL BREATHING PROBLEMS in children less than 2 years of age. DO NOT USE THIS MEDICINE in children under 2 years old. USE CAUTION WHEN GIVING THIS MEDICINE TO CHILDREN over 2 years old. Do not give this medicine with any other medicines that can cause breathing problems. Some medicines or medical conditions may interact with this medicine. INFORM YOUR DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST of all prescription and over-the-counter medicine that you are taking. DO NOT TAKE THIS MEDICINE if you are also taking bromocriptine, pergolide, astemizole, terfenadine, or cisapride. ADDITIONAL MONITORING OF YOUR DOSE OR CONDITION may be needed if you are taking anticholinergics (such as hyoscyamine), haloperidol, levodopa, lithium, meperidine, methyldopa, tramadol, barbiturates (such as phenobarbital), MAOI medicines (such as furazolidone, isocarboxazid, linezolid, moclobemide, phenelzine, procarbazine, selegiline, or tranylcypromine), tricyclic antidepressants (such as amitriptyline or nortriptyline), narcotic pain medicines, or certain medicines for high blood pressure (ACE inhibitors such as lisinopril or captopril). You may need to be monitored if you are taking certain other medicines that cause drowsiness. Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure if you are taking any of these medicines. DO NOT START OR STOP any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval. Inform your doctor of any other medical conditions, including seizures, lung problems (such as COPD), trouble breathing while asleep (apnea), certain types of glaucoma (narrow-angle), prostate problems, certain urinary problems (bladder neck obstruction), heart problems, blood pressure problems, blood problems (including porphyria), liver problems, certain types of stomach problems (pyloroduodenal obstruction), certain types of stomach ulcers (stenosing peptic ulcer), bone marrow problems, allergies, pregnancy, or breast-feeding. THIS MEDICINE SHOULD NOT BE USED to treat asthma or certain other breathing problems, or in children who have symptoms of Reye's Syndrome. If you are unsure of the symptoms of Reye's Syndrome, ask your doctor or pharmacist. DO NOT USE THIS MEDICINE in patients who are unconscious or are in a coma. Use of this medicine in children under age 2 is not recommended. Discuss with your doctor the risks and benefits of giving this medicine to your child. Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns about taking this medicine.
SIDE EFFECTS that may occur during treatment include blurred vision; dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth; nausea; or vomiting. If they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY if you experience confusion; excessive sweating; fainting; fever, chills, or sore throat; hallucinations; mental or mood changes (eg, agitation, delirium, exaggerated sense of well-being, excitability, hysteria, nervousness); seizures; severe or persistent dizziness; shortness of breath or trouble breathing; slow or fast heartbeat; tremor; trouble sleeping; uncontrolled muscle movements; unusual bruising or bleeding; or yellowing of the skin or eyes. AN ALLERGIC REACTION to this medicine is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue. This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your healthcare provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include shortness of breath, trouble breathing, dry mouth, unusual or severe drowsiness or restlessness, severe dizziness, flushing, nightmares, dilated pupils, loss of consciousness, and seizures.
DO NOT SHARE THIS MEDICINE with others for whom it was not prescribed. DO NOT USE THIS MEDICINE for other health conditions. KEEP THIS MEDICINE out of the reach of children. IF YOU WILL BE USING THIS MEDICINE FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME, be sure to obtain necessary refills before your supply runs out.