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Mepergan Fortis
Promethazine/demerol-Oral


Promethazine is used to relieve nausea and vomiting. Meperidine is a narcotic pain reliever. This combination medicine is used to relieve moderate to severe pain.

ALTERNATE NAMES

Meprozine, Meperidine W/promethazine


 
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mepergan Fortis
Meprozine, Meperidine W/promethazine

Uses
Promethazine is used to relieve nausea and vomiting. Meperidine is a narcotic pain reliever. This combination medicine is used to relieve moderate to severe pain.


Storage
  • Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (between 15 and 30 degrees C) away from moisture and sunlight.
  • Do not store in the bathroom.


Overdose
  • If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.
  • Symptoms of overdose may include slow, shallow breathing; lack of feeling alert; loss of consciousness; weakness; cold, clammy skin; and slow heart rate.

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How To Use
  • To prevent upset stomach, take Mepergan Fortis with food or milk.
  • Pain medications work best in preventing pain before it occurs.
  • Once the pain becomes intense, the medication is not as effective in relieving it.
  • Take Mepergan Fortis exactly as prescribed.
  • Do not increase your dose, take it more frequently or use it for a longer period of time than prescribed because Mepergan Fortis can be habit-forming.
  • Also, if used for an extended period of time, do not suddenly stop using Mepergan Fortis without your doctor s approval.
  • Over time, Mepergan Fortis may not work as well.
  • Consult your doctor if Mepergan Fortis is not relieving the pain sufficiently.

Side Effects
  • May cause constipation, lightheadedness, dizziness, drowsiness, stomach upset, nausea, or flushing the first few days as your body adjusts to the medication.
  • If these symptoms persist or become bothersome, inform your doctor.
  • Notify your doctor if you develop: irregular heartbeat, anxiety, tremors.
  • In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to Mepergan Fortis, seek immediate medical attention.
  • Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, trouble breathing.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Tell your doctor if you have: heart disease, kidney disease, lung disease, asthma, ulcers, glaucoma, difficulty urinating, an enlarged prostate, seizures, drug dependency, any allergies (especially drug allergies).
  • Use caution when engaging in activities requiring alertness such as driving and using machinery because Mepergan Fortis may make you drowsy and/or dizzy.
  • Limit alcohol intake so as not to increase the drowsiness/dizziness effect of Mepergan Fortis.
  • Mepergan Fortis should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy.
  • Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • Promethazine is excreted into breast milk and may have undesirable effects on the nursing infant.
  • Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose, take it as soon as remembered; do not take if it is almost time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
  • Do not "double-up the dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions
  • Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take including: sleeping pills, sedatives, tranquilizers, muscle relaxants, medication for depression, medication for seizures, other narcotic pain medication, cimetidine.
  • Tell your doctor, in the last two weeks, if you have taken MAO inhibitors such as: furazolidone, phenelzine, selegiline, tranylcypromine, linezolid, procarbazine, moclobemide.
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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