promethazine(redirected from Fenergan)
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a phenothiazine derivative having marked antihistaminic activity as well as sedative and antiemetic actions; used to provide bedtime, surgical, and obstetrical sedation, to treat allergic conditions including rhinitis, conjunctivitis, and itching, to manage nausea, vomiting, and vertigo associated with surgery, pregnancy, or motion sickness, and as an ingredient in cough and cold preparations; administered orally, rectally, intramuscularly, and intravenously as the hydrochloride salt.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
promethazineAn ANTIHISTAMINE drug used to relieve itching, to control motion sickness and as a sedative. The drug is on the WHO official list. A brand name is Phenergan.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005