Promethazine vs Valium

Promethazine
(Rx)
Valium
(Rx)
Promethazine is a systemic antihistamine and a nausea & vomiting medication.
Valium is an anxiety medication (benzodiazepine).
Satisfaction Score
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4.2
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.9
Very Satisfied
Concern level
1.2
Concern level
1.2
Approval Date
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Not Available
November 15, 1963
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
20,124 Discussions
377,351 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Nausea
#2 for Pain
#3 for Vomiting
#4 for Sedation
#5 for Allergy
#6 for Itching
#7 for Sedative
#10 for Migraines
Promethazine is prescribed for Nausea, Pain, Vomiting and Sedation and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Anxiety
#3 for Depression
#4 for Insomnia
#5 for Panic Attacks
#6 for Spasms
#7 for Seizures
#8 for Panic
#9 for Sedation
#10 for Headaches
#11 for Dizziness
Valium is prescribed for Anxiety, Withdrawal Symptoms, Insomnia and Panic Attacks and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, our data suggest that it is taken for Depression, although it is not approved for this condition.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Pro
Euphoria
7
Dry Mouth
3
Delirium
2
Respiratory Depression
1
Blurred Vision
1
High Blood Pressure
1
Mood Swings
1
Bleeding
1
Hypomania
1
Opiate Withdrawal
1
Val
Weakness
3
Euphoria
2
Weight Gain
2
Weight Loss
1
Nightmares
1
Blisters
1
Dry Mouth
1
Impotence
1
Derealization
1
Blurred Vision
1
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Promethazine
Pro
Valium
Val
Euphoria
Pro
Val
7
2
Dry Mouth
Pro
Val
3
1
Delirium
Pro
Val
2
0
Respiratory Depression
Pro
Val
1
0
Blurred Vision
Pro
Val
1
1
High Blood Pressure
Pro
Val
1
0
Mood Swings
Pro
Val
1
0
Bleeding
Pro
Val
1
0
Hypomania
Pro
Val
1
0
Opiate Withdrawal
Pro
Val
1
0
Weakness
Val
Pro
3
0
Euphoria
Val
Pro
2
7
Weight Gain
Val
Pro
2
0
Weight Loss
Val
Pro
1
0
Nightmares
Val
Pro
1
0
Blisters
Val
Pro
1
0
Dry Mouth
Val
Pro
1
3
Impotence
Val
Pro
1
0
Derealization
Val
Pro
1
0
Blurred Vision
Val
Pro
1
1
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Promethazine during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
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Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Promethazine and alcohol.
Alcohol consumption with this medication can increase sedation, confusion and may result in loss of conciousness (central nervous system depression). It may also disrupt psychomotor performance.
Method of use
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Injection, Pill, Syrup
Injection, Pill
Dosages
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Suppository: 12.5 mg, 25 mg, 50 mg
Tablet: 12.5 mg, 25 mg, 50 mg
Solution: 25 mg/mL, 50 mg/mL
Syringe: 25 mg/mL, 50 mg/mL
Syrup: 6.25 mg/5 mL, 25 mg/5 mL
Tablet: 2 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg
Solution: 5 mg/mL
Syringe: 5 mg/mL
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
Avoid alcohol with drug because it may increase CNS depressant effects (sedation, confusion ...etc.)., Avoid grapefruit or discuss with your doctor because grapefruit may increase drug concentration.
Ingredients
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Promethazine Hcl
Diazepam
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Promethazine and Valium: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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