meperidine and promethazine (cont.)
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What happens if I miss a dose (Meprozine)?
Since pain medication is usually taken as needed, you may not be on a dosing schedule. If you are taking the medication regularly, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and wait until your next regularly scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Meprozine)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
Overdose symptoms may include increased sweating, blue lips, limp muscles, cold or clammy skin, slow heartbeat, shallow breathing, feeling light-headed, or fainting.
What should I avoid while taking meperidine and promethazine (Meprozine)?
Do not drink alcohol while you are taking this medication. Dangerous side effects or death can occur when alcohol is combined with meperidine and promethazine. Check your food and medicine labels to be sure these products do not contain alcohol.
Meperidine and promethazine can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert.
Tell your doctor if you regularly use other medicines that make you sleepy (such as cold or allergy medicine, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression, or anxiety). They can add to sleepiness caused by meperidine and promethazine.
What other drugs will affect meperidine and promethazine (Meprozine)?
There may be other drugs that can interact with meperidine and promethazine, tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about meperidine and promethazine.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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