Promethazine vs Zofran for Vomiting

Promethazine
(Rx)
Zofran
(Rx)
Promethazine is a systemic antihistamine and a nausea & vomiting medication.
Zofran is a nausea & vomiting medication.
Satisfaction Score
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4.2
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.4
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Vomiting
3.2
Concern level
1.2
Helpfulness
for Vomiting
2.8
Concern level
1.6
Approval Date
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Not Available
January 4, 1991
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
20,124 Discussions
164,488 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 Nausea
#2 for Vomiting
#3 for Feeling Sick
#4 for Dehydration
#5 for Sickness
#8 for Hyperemesis
Zofran is prescribed for Nausea and Vomiting and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Pro
Euphoria
4
Dry Mouth
1
Delirium
1
Respiratory Depression
1
Blurred Vision
1
High Blood Pressure
1
Mood Swings
1
Bleeding
1
Hypomania
1
Opiate Withdrawal
1
Zof
Constipation
10
Headaches
5
Weight Gain
3
Weight Loss
3
Allergy
3
Migraines
2
Weakness
2
Loss of Appetite
1
Itching
1
Osteoporosis
1
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Promethazine
Pro
Zofran
Zof
Euphoria
Pro
Zof
4
0
Dry Mouth
Pro
Zof
1
0
Delirium
Pro
Zof
1
0
Respiratory Depression
Pro
Zof
1
0
Blurred Vision
Pro
Zof
1
0
High Blood Pressure
Pro
Zof
1
0
Mood Swings
Pro
Zof
1
0
Bleeding
Pro
Zof
1
0
Hypomania
Pro
Zof
1
0
Opiate Withdrawal
Pro
Zof
1
0
Constipation
Zof
Pro
10
0
Headaches
Zof
Pro
5
0
Weight Gain
Zof
Pro
3
0
Weight Loss
Zof
Pro
3
0
Allergy
Zof
Pro
3
0
Migraines
Zof
Pro
2
0
Weakness
Zof
Pro
2
0
Loss of Appetite
Zof
Pro
1
0
Itching
Zof
Pro
1
0
Osteoporosis
Zof
Pro
1
0
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.
B Category B
Before taking Zofran during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Promethazine and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Zofran and alcohol.
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: 4 mg, 8 mg, 24 mg
Solution: 4 mg/5 mL, 2 mg/mL
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Promethazine Hcl
Ondansetron Hcl, Ondansetron, Ondansetron Hcl/Pf
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Promethazine and Zofran: Moderate Interaction. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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