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Review: Dexamethasone and Promethazine

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Dexamethasone and Promethazine. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 1,114 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Dexamethasone (latest outcomes from 53,444 users) has active ingredients of dexamethasone. It is often used in multiple myeloma.

Promethazine hydrochloride (latest outcomes from 452 users) has active ingredients of promethazine hydrochloride. It is often used in nausea.

On Aug, 29, 2014: 1,114 people who take Dexamethasone, Promethazine Hydrochloride are studied

Dexamethasone, Promethazine Hydrochloride outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Dexamethasone (dexamethasone)
- Promethazine Hydrochloride (promethazine hydrochloride)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Dexamethasone is effective0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
n/an/an/an/an/an/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
Promethazine Hydrochloride is effective0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/an/an/an/an/an/a

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
NauseaAstheniaNormochromic Normocytic AnaemiaAbdominal PainPulmonary Hypertensionn/an/aPain
DyspnoeaPneumoniaNeuritisFood IntoleranceWeight IncreasedAnxiety
VomitingMalignant Neoplasm ProgressionOedema PeripheralVomitingEjection Fraction DecreasedNausea
Renal ImpairmentFailure To ThriveActinomycosisCholecystitis ChronicDry MouthOsteonecrosis Of Jaw
FatigueAcute Respiratory FailureOsteomyelitisNauseaAlveolitis AllergicAnaemia
PainDyspnoeaOsteitisPainCardiac Valve DiseaseBack Pain
Anti-erythropoietin Antibody PositiveSepsisMouth UlcerationGallbladder DisorderCardiac FailureDyspnoea
Perinephric AbscessVomitingMean Cell Volume IncreasedHypersensitivityAsthenia
NephrolithiasisBack PainKlebsiella InfectionBone Disorder
DepressionOedema PeripheralInflammationFatigue

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Dexamethasone is effective33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
n/a
Promethazine Hydrochloride is effective0.00%
(0 of 3 people)
n/a

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
PainAsthenia
AnxietyAnxiety
AnaemiaPain
Osteonecrosis Of JawNausea
Back PainDehydration
NauseaFatigue
DyspnoeaOsteonecrosis Of Jaw
Bone DisorderPneumonia
ArthralgiaVomiting
OsteomyelitisInjury

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Dexamethasone is effectiven/an/an/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 10 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
n/a
Promethazine Hydrochloride is effectiven/an/an/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 10 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/a

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
n/aCataract UnilateralDrug Clearance DecreasedAstheniaNauseaPainPainPain
Multi-organ FailurePainAnaemiaHypoaesthesiaAnxietyAnxietyAnxiety
Hydrocephalus NosInjuryUrinary Tract InfectionParaesthesiaNauseaAnaemiaBack Pain
Blindness CorticalPulmonary EmbolismNauseaLymphadenopathyOsteonecrosis Of JawNauseaAnaemia
Respiratory Failure (excl Neonatal)AnxietyConjunctivitis ViralNeuropathy PeripheralBack PainNeuropathy PeripheralOsteonecrosis Of Jaw
Retinal DetachmentWeight IncreasedDeep Vein ThrombosisMetastases To Central Nervous SystemVomitingOsteonecrosis Of JawDyspnoea
NauseaChemical Burn Of SkinInsomniaAlanine Aminotransferase IncreasedInjuryInjuryFall
Wound Infection NecPost-traumatic Stress DisorderDyspnoeaAspartate Aminotransferase IncreasedDyspnoeaHeadacheBone Disorder
CellulitisDepressionPainDrug DependencePyrexiaDental CariesFatigue
Haemorrhage NosBlisterVomitingMucosal InflammationDepressionDiarrhoeaOsteomyelitis

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (6 months ago):

  • Developed symptoms of hyperventation syndrome (need to take frequent deep satisfying deep breaths- not rapid breathing) after hospital stay for flu and possible meningitis. My chest x ray and CBC is normal. One doc tried to tell me this was PTSD/anxiety from post hospitalization. It is not. I am not anxious except for fact that I cannot breath right. I do not have pneumonia. I have never had this before, but I'm even short of breath while talking to people and distracted - still needing to take deep breaths mid conversation. I have never had some of the above drugs before and wondered if they could have anything to do with it. Thank you.

    Reply

    srandall on Mar, 13, 2014:

    I am a Caucasian female age 42. On vanco 3rd time for 3weeks this time. First week this time can't breathe normally, stays n cat scan clear, ringing, popping in ears n loss of hearing, frequent urination and way more urine volume. Dr Denys any of these symptoms from vanco as he gives lectures on vanco. I also had kidney function decreases n he says he would prescribe even if kidneys in half failure because vanco is the best! Sending him documents from Mayo saying after 10 days on vanco patients need to be monitored for hearing, kidney and shallow breathing. Maybe he can add to his lectures.

    Reply

  • From this study (3 years ago):

  • Tceleste on Nov, 25, 2011:

    I became very agitated on taxol and carboplatin. I also take Ativan rarely. I take zofran, claritin and Neulasta. I take Mobic (meloxicam) and percocet for pain. I have continuously moved even when I am so tired I can barely chew. It is not a seizure type movement. I am either cleaning, organizing or planning to clean and organize. I feel as though I have been given a nesting hormone, when in fact all estrogen has been taken from me and I had both ovaries and my complete omentum removed. My son commented on me as well as several friends. The thing I think about is that for at least 2 and a half years I was very sick. By the time I was diagnosed I was already Stage IIIb. I feel like my old normal energy is returning since I had so much cancer removed by surgery and now the chemo is working because my hair is falling out, which to me is reassuring. I have to disclipine myself to rest and not be always organizing my house. I think the lady who helps me clean is going to fire me because by the time she gets here there is little to do. If I were not as disclipined as I am about making myself rest, this could be a bigger problem.

    Tceleste

    Reply

  • From this study (4 years ago):

  • I have advanced Rheumatoid Arthritis. My Left wrist swelled painfully. Had a negative X-ray so Dr (fully informed for current drug regimens and allergies--Aspirin, Penicillin, Thoradamides, Ornate, Iodine, Latex) Within 5-10 min of getting 2 shots containing: Nubain, Phenergan, and Decadron, I presented with Severe Dystonia, in all parts of my body, in the car on the way home with my 22 yr old son driving. For the next 7 hours he watched me flail, scream in the most terrifying sounds he says he’s ever heard and survive severe Faecal incontinence, severe vomiting, and pain of 9 to 10 without relief. The Drs in Hospital who figured it out had were ready to intubate me and force a chemical coma so my body wouldn’t syrcome. By Gods grace things turned around. 7 hours later I awoke to my sons reassuring face, and a Dr saying that he hopes I never remember it all, it was so painful for him to watch. My heart could have stopped; I just came out of Congestive heart failure in January. I’m on 3L O2 24/7 and my lungs are ready to give out. Why are these drugs even given together?

    By Kathleen O’Donnell
    mrsodee@hotmail.com
    replies welcomed

    Reply

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Complete drug side effects:

On eHealthMe, Dexamethasone (dexamethasone) is often used to treat swelling. Promethazine Hydrochloride (promethazine hydrochloride) is often used to treat nausea. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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