Review: could Phenergan cause Drug Abuse?


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 9,448 people who have side effects while taking Phenergan from FDA and social media. Among them, 147 have Drug abuse. Find out below who they are, when they have Drug abuse and more.

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Phenergan has active ingredients of promethazine hydrochloride. It is often used in nausea. (latest outcomes from Phenergan 14,168 users)

Drug Abuse

Drug abuse has been reported by people with accidental overdose (therapeutic agent), drowsiness, drug diversion, multiple drug overdose, fatigue (latest reports from 29,060 Drug abuse patients).

On Aug, 24, 2016

9,448 people reported to have side effects when taking Phenergan.
Among them, 147 people (1.56%) 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 (39 people)
  • Anxiety (11 people)
  • Nausea (10 people)
  • Depression (10 people)
  • Back Pain (7 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Oxycontin (67 people)
  • Demerol (54 people)
  • Stadol (50 people)
  • Xanax (42 people)
  • Valium (38 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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