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Emispan 5 MG Syrup

Manufactured byUnimarck Healthcare Ltd.
ContainsPromethazine
Description

Emispan 5 MG Syrup is an antihistamine with sedative properties which is used to treat allergic reactions such as the runny nose, itching, sneezing, itchy or watery eyes, hives, rashes. It is also used to treat nausea and vomiting caused due to motion sickness and pre and postoperative sedation. This medicine is not recommended in patients with asthma and central nervous system depression disorders.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Emispan 5 MG Syrup

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

Uses of Emispan 5 MG Syrup

What is it prescribed for?

  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Sedation
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Motion sickness
  • Urticaria
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The effect of this medicine can be observed within 20 minutes of administration of the dose.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The effect of this medicine can last for an average duration of 12 hours.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Consumption of alcohol during treatment with this medicine may increase the risk of severe side effects. These side effects may include confusion, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, weakness, and fainting. It is advised that you should avoid alcohol and not to perform activities which require high mental alertness like driving a vehicle and operating machinery when taking these medicines together.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit forming tendencies has been reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during 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.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known allergy to promethazine or any other inactive ingredients present in the formulation.

Asthma

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of asthma or any respiratory disease due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects.

Central nervous system depression

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of central nervous system depression due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects.
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 for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition.
General warnings

Use in children

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients less than 2 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

Driving or operating machinery

The use of this medicine may cause drowsiness or dizziness in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any of these symptoms during treatment with this medicine.

Other medicines

This medicine may interact with many other medicines and may cause severe adverse effects. Hence, it is advised that you inform the doctor about all your current medicines including any herbs and supplements before beginning treatment with this medicine.

Liver disease

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients suffering from liver function impairment or active liver diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Kidney disease

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients suffering from kidney function impairment or active kidney diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Hypotension

Use of this medicine may cause a fall in blood pressure levels. This risk is especially higher in patients with a history of cardiovascular diseases. Close monitoring of blood pressure is recommended for such patients. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Missed Dose

Take/Administer the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

N/A

Instructions

Consumption of alcohol during treatment with this medicine may increase the risk of severe side effects. These side effects may include confusion, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, weakness, and fainting. It is advised that you should avoid alcohol and not to perform activities which require high mental alertness like driving a vehicle and operating machinery when taking these medicines together.
Interaction with Medicine

Escitalopram

Tramadol

Antidiabetic medicines

Antihypertnsives

Fosphenytoin

Verapamil

Acebutolol

Amiodarone

Quinidine

Minoxidil

Disease interactions

Cardiovascular disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of cardiovascular disorders due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects. Report any symptoms such as a headache, dizziness, change in heart rate, palpitations, shortness of breathing, etc. to the doctor immediately. Close monitoring of heart function and vital signs, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Impaired liver function

This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from liver diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function tests is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Impaired kidney function

This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from kidney diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of kidney function tests is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Seizure disorders

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with seizure disorders since it may worsen the patient's condition. Close monitoring of the patient's condition is necessary during treatment with this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take/Administer this medicine as advised by the doctor. Do not take in larger amounts than advised. It is advised to take this medicine at the same time every day. Do not stop taking the medicine without consulting your doctor. Ensure that the course of treatment is completed to prevent the spread of infection. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable effects
Miscelleneous

To be taken before food

To be taken at bedtime only

Causes sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by blocking the action of a certain natural substance in the body.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Antihistamines

Schedule

Schedule H

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PROMETHAZINE HYDROCHLORIDE SYRUP, USP 6.25 mg/5 mL [Internet]. Dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2020 [cited 9 April 2020]. Available from:

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/fda/fdaDrugXsl.cfm?setid=85f183af-6781-4ceb-9c21-c4ee9a06c355&type=display
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