Promethazine vc with codeine oral solution
Promethazine VC with Codeine Oral Solution exposes patients and other users to the risks of opioid addiction, abuse, and misuse, which can lead to overdose and death. Reserve Promethazine VC with Codeine Oral Solution for use in adult patients for whom the benefits of cough suppression are expected to outweigh the risks, and in whom an adequate assessment of the etiology of the cough has been made. Assess each patient’s risk prior to prescribing Promethazine VC with Codeine Oral Solution, prescribe Promethazine VC with Codeine Oral Solution for the shortest duration that is consistent with individual patient treatment goals, monitor all patients regularly for the development of addiction or abuse, and refill only after reevaluation of the need for continued treatment.
Each teaspoonful (5 mL) of Promethazine HCl Oral Solution contains 6.25 mg promethazine HCl in a flavored syrup base with a pH between 4.7 and 5.2. Alcohol 7%. The inactive ingredients present are ascorbic acid, citric acid, D&C Yellow No. 10, edetate disodium, ethyl alcohol, FD&C Blue No. 1, FD&C Red No. 40, glycerin, methylparaben, pineapple flavor, purified water, sodium benzoate, sodium citrate, sucralose, and sucrose.
Promethazine HCl is a racemic compound; the molecular formula is C17 H20 N2 S�HCl and its molecular weight is 320.89. Promethazine HCl, a phenothiazine derivative, is chemically designated as 10-[2- (Dimethylamino)propyl] phenothiazine monohydrochloride.
Promethazine HCl occurs as a white to faint yellow, practically odorless, crystalline powder which slowly oxidizes and turns blue on prolonged exposure to air. It is freely soluble in water and soluble in alcohol.