Who should not use promethazine syrup?

Of course, anyone who is allergic to promethazine should avoid taking it. Also, it may cause harmful reactions in people with certain medical conditions, including cancer, high blood pressure, glaucoma, seizures, diabetes, liver, heart or kidney disease, difficulty with breathing or urination, stomach problems, an overactive thyroid or a bone marrow disorder. Similarly, promethazine HCl syrup may interact poorly in people taking certain medications, such as muscle relaxers, painkillers, MAO inhibitors, epinephrine (adrenaline), blood thinners, drugs that make you sleepy (sleeping pills, sedatives, etc.), medicines that treat high blood pressure, Parkinson's disease, depression, anxiety, ulcers, motion sickness, irritable bowel disease, urinary disorders, restless leg syndrome, pituitary gland tumors, spasms or mental illness and other medications that treat cold and allergy symptoms. Additionally, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding you should alert your doctor, as promethazine may cause damage to your child's health. People who drink alcohol frequently cannot do so while on the medication. Finally, children under two years of age should not use promethazine.

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