Review: could Phenergan cause Drug Abuse?


Summary

Drug abuse is found among people who take Phenergan, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Oxycontin, and have Pain . We study 12,016 people who have side effects while taking Phenergan from FDA and social media. Among them, 148 have Drug abuse. Find out below who they are, when they have Drug abuse and more.

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Phenergan

Phenergan has active ingredients of promethazine hydrochloride. It is often used in nausea. (latest outcomes from Phenergan 17,330 users)

Drug Abuse

Drug abuse has been reported by people with accidental overdose (therapeutic agent), death, agitation, drowsiness, arrhythmias (latest reports from 38,969 Drug abuse patients).

On Sep, 17, 2016

12,016 people reported to have side effects when taking Phenergan.
Among them, 148 people (1.23%) have Drug Abuse


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Phenergan cause Drug abuse?

Time on Phenergan when people have Drug Abuse *:

  • < 1 month: 100 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Drug Abuse when taking Phenergan *:

  • female: 65.96 %
  • male: 34.04 %

Age of people who have Drug Abuse when taking Phenergan *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.69 %
  • 20-29: 17.8 %
  • 30-39: 32.2 %
  • 40-49: 38.98 %
  • 50-59: 6.78 %
  • 60+: 2.54 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (40 people, 27.03%)
  • Anxiety (11 people, 7.43%)
  • Nausea (10 people, 6.76%)
  • Depression (10 people, 6.76%)
  • Back Pain (7 people, 4.73%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Oxycontin (67 people, 45.27%)
  • Demerol (54 people, 36.49%)
  • Stadol (50 people, 33.78%)
  • Xanax (42 people, 28.38%)
  • Valium (38 people, 25.68%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (58 people, 39.19%)
  • Drug Dependence (46 people, 31.08%)
  • Anxiety (46 people, 31.08%)
  • Depression (43 people, 29.05%)
  • Nausea (38 people, 25.68%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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