Phenergan Elixir gives you an orange flavored, sugar-free, antihistamine that is generally used for treating allergic conditions like hayfever and rashes. It may be used for insomnia, travel sickness, and nausea.
It works by making you feel more relaxed, and can be used as a mild sedative for both adults and children.
The usual dose is -
For allergies (such as hay fever, rashes and hives)
Children 2-5 years: Either a single dose of one to three 5ml spoonfuls OR one 5ml spoonful twice a day, DO NOT give more than three 5ml spoonfuls a day.
Children 5-10 years: Either a single dose of one to five 5ml spoonfuls OR one or two 5ml spoonfuls twice a day, DO NOT give more than five 5ml spoonfuls a day.
Children over 10 years and adults (including the elderly): Start with two 5ml spoonfuls twice a day,This may be increased to a maximum of four 5ml spoonfuls three times a day.
For travel sickness
Children 2-5 years: One 5ml spoonful the night before the journey, This may be repeated after 6-8 hours if necessary.
Children 5-10 years: Two 5ml spoonfuls the night before the journey, This may be repeated after 6-8 hours if necessary.
Children over 10 years and adults (including the elderly): Five 5ml spoonfuls the night before the journey, This may be repeated after 6-8 hours if necessary.
For children over 10 years and adults, Phenergan Tablets may be more convenient
As a sedative
Phenergan Elixir may also be used as a short term sedative. This will normally have been prescribed by a doctor. The information below is a guide to the doses recommended
Children 2-5 years: Three or four 5ml spoonfuls as a single dose at night time
Children 5-10 years: Four or five 5ml spoonfuls as a single dose at night time
Children over 10 years and adults (including the elderly): Use of Phenergan Tablets is recommended
Talk to your doctor before taking this medicine if you are pregnant, might become pregnant, or think you may be pregnant. Phenergan Elixir should not be taken in the 2 weeks before birth.
You should not take Phenergan Elixir if you are breast-feeding. This is because small amounts may pass into mothers milk. This can be harmful to your baby.
If you are breast-feeding or planning to breast-feed, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine.Driving and using machines
You may feel drowsy or sleepy while taking this medicine or in the morning after taking this medicine. If this happens, do not drive or use any tools or machines.
Excellent product great for hayfever this is the only product that helps.
I have a wonderful 3 year old, he suffers from severe eczema and allergies, we r under hospitals and specialist , I used this as an antihistamine and he has 5ml at bed time, nothing works 100 but this does help him settle and itching is not as bad x very pleased