Methagan Elixir 5 mg/5 mL 450 mL

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Drug Strength: 5 mg/5 mL
Drug Form : Elixir
Pack Size : 450 ml
Does this requires a prescription ?Yes

Methagan Elixir contains Promethazine HCl | belongs to H1 receptor antagonist

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    How it works

    It works by inhibiting the binding of histamine to its receptor and thus helps in relieving the symptoms.

    Side effects

    Major & minor side effects for Methagan Elixir 5 mg/5 mL 450 mL

    • Drowsiness severe
    • Headache severe
    • Seizures severe
    • Tremors severe
    • Skin rash
    • Loss of strength
    • Increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight
    • Excitation

    Uses of Methagan Elixir 5 mg/5 mL 450 mL

    What is it prescribed for?

    • Allergic reactions

      Methagan Elixir 5 mg/5 mL 450 mL is used to treat mild to moderate allergic reactions like urticaria, rhinitis.

    • Sedation

      Methagan Elixir 5 mg/5 mL 450 mL is used for preoperative, postoperative, and obstetric (during labor) sedation.

    • Nausea and vomiting

      Methagan Elixir 5 mg/5 mL 450 mL is used to prevent nausea and vomiting in postoperative patients.

    • Motion sickness

      Methagan Elixir 5 mg/5 mL 450 mL is used to relieve symptoms of motion sickness like nausea and vomiting.

    Concerns

    Frequently asked questions

    • Onset of action

      The effect of this medicine can be observed in 20 minutes after an oral dose and 3 to 5 minutes after an intravenous dose.

    • Duration of Effect

      The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 12 hours.

    • Safe with Alchohol?

      Consumption of alcohol is not recommended if the patient is receiving Methagan Elixir 5 mg/5 mL 450 mL . Any symptoms of dizziness, difficulty in concentration should be reported to the doctor. Do not perform activities that require mental alertness. An alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.

    • Is it habit forming?

      No habit forming tendencies has been reported.

    • Usage in pregnancy?

      This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

    • Usage while breast-feeding?

      This medicine is not recommended in breastfeeding women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Monitoring of symptoms like excessive sedation and irritability is necessary while breastfeeding.

    When not to use?

    • Allergy

      Not recommended in patients with known allergy to Methagan Elixir 5 mg/5 mL 450 mL .

    • Asthma

      Not recommended in patients with the history of asthma or any respiratory disease.

    • Central nervous system depression

      Not recommended in patients with the history of central nervous system depression.

    Warnings

    Warnings for special population
    • Pregnancy

      This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

    • Breast-feeding

      This medicine is not recommended in breastfeeding women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Monitoring of symptoms like excessive sedation and irritability is necessary while breastfeeding.

    General Warnings
    • Drowsiness

      Methagan Elixir 5 mg/5 mL 450 mL should be used with caution due to the risk of drowsiness. Do not perform activities that require mental alertness like driving vehicle and operating machinery. It is advised to take this medicine at bedtime.

    • Seizures

      Methagan Elixir 5 mg/5 mL 450 mL may lower the seizure threshold. It is used with caution in patients receiving medicines like narcotics or local anesthetic. Any symptoms of seizures should be informed to the doctor. Do not perform activities that require mental alertness like driving vehicle and operating machinery

    Dosage

    • Missed Dose

      The missed dose can be taken as soon as you remember. However, the missed dose should be skipped if it is almost time for the next dose.

    • Overdose

      Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of overdose.

    Interactions

    Interaction with Medicines
    • Escitalopram severe
    • Tramadol severe
    • Antidiabetic medicines moderate
    • Antihypertensives moderate
    Disease interactions
    • severe

      Inform the doctor if you have any respiratory disease. This medicine is not recommended due to the risk of respiratory depression. Any symptoms of breathing difficulty should be informed to the doctor.

    • severe

      Inform the doctor if you have any central nervous system disorder or head injury. This medicine is not recommended due to the risk of central nervous system depression. Do not perform activities that require mental alertness.

    Lab interactions

    General Instructions

    Take Methagan Elixir 5 mg/5 mL 450 mL as advised by the doctor. Do not take larger amounts that prescribed. Any symptoms like dizziness and difficulty in concentration should be reported to the doctor. Do not perform activities that require mental alertness like driving vehicle and operating machinery.

    Other details

    • To be taken before food
    • To be taken at bedtime only
    • Causes sleepiness

    References

    Additional Information>

    How to use Methagan Elixir 5 mg/5 mL 450 mL

    Administer IM into deep muscle mass. IV administration is not preferred route. Solution for injection may be diluted in 25-100 mL NS or D5W (max conc. of 25 mg/mL) and infuse over 15-30 min at a rate of 25 mg/min.
    Compatibility: Stable in NS, D5W, D10W, D5NS, LR, 1/2NS, NS.
    Stability: Store at controlled room temperature 20°C-25°C (68°F-77°F). Protect from light. Keep covered in carton until time of use. Do not use if solution has developed colour or contains a precipitate.

    what are the adverse effects of Methagan Elixir 5 mg/5 mL 450 mL?

    Drowsiness, impaired reactions. Dizziness, disorientation, photosensitivity. Extra-pyramidal reactions, convulsions (high doses).

    What happens if I miss a dose of Methagan Elixir 5 mg/5 mL 450 mL?

    ORAL: Adults: 10-20 mg two or three times daily.
    Children: Symptomatic relief of allergy such as hay fever, insomnia associated with urticaria and pruritus: 2-5 yr, 5 mg twice daily or 5-15 mg at night; 5-10 yr, 5-10 mg twice daily or 10-25 mg at night; 10-18 yr, 10-20 mg 2-3 times daily or 25 mg at night increased to 25 mg twice daily if necessary.
    Sedation (short-term use): 2-5 yr, 15-20 mg; 5-10 yr, 20-25 mg; 10-18 yr, 25-50 mg.
    Sedation in intensive care: 1 mth-12 yr, 0.5-1 mg/kg, max 25 mg, 4 times daily, adjusted according to response; 12-18 yr, 25-50 mg 4 times daily, adjusted according to response.
    Nausea and vomiting: The following dose at bedtime on night before travel, repeat following morning if necessary: 2-5 yr, 5 mg; 5-10 yr, 10 mg; 10-18 yr, 20-25 mg.
    INJECTION: Adults: IM/IV: Allergic conditions: 25 mg, may be repeated in 2 hr.
    Anti-emetic: 12.5-25 mg every 4-6 hr as needed. Sedation: 12.5-25 mg/dose.
    Children: IM/IV: Anti-emetic: 0.25-1 mg/kg 4-6 times/day as needed.
    Sedation: 0.5-1 mg/kg/dose every 6 hr as needed (max 50 mg/dose).
    Sedation in intensive care: 1 mth-12 yr, 0.5-1 mg/kg, max 25 mg, 4 times daily, adjusted according to response; 12-18 yr, 25-50 mg 4 times daily, adjusted according to response.

    One of the following licensed pharmacy from the nearest location will deliver Methagan Elixir 5 mg/5 mL 450 mL. The details of the licensed pharmacy shall be shared once you request the drugs and the respective pharmacy accepts your request based on valid prescription and availability.

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