What are the side effects of promethazine suppositories?

Taking promethazine suppositories may cause a variety of side effects, ranging from mild to serious. Typical side effects include:

  • lightheadedness
  • loss of coordination
  • blurred vision
  • hyperactivity
  • weight gain
  • anxiety
  • difficulty sleeping
  • constipation
  • unusually happy mood
  • stuffy nose
  • swelling in the hands and feet
  • tiredness
  • itching
  • impotence

More serious side effects include:

  • allergic reactions
  • fever
  • rash
  • agitation
  • flu-like symptoms
  • uncontrollable twitching
  • fever
  • muscle stiffness
  • joint swelling
  • neck contortions
  • hallucinations
  • confusion
  • decreased urination
  • sensitivity to light
  • chest pain
  • weak pulse
  • shallow breathing
  • irregular heartbeat
  • jaundice (yellow skin or eyes)
  • tongue hanging out of the mouth
  • difficulty swallowing

Seek medical attention immediately if you have any of these more serious side effects.

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