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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Promethazine DM

These comments are made for the purpose of discussion and should NOT be used as recommendations for or against therapies or other treatments. An individual patient is always advised to consult their own physician.

Colic - Promethazine DM
Question: A friend asked me to find out about the drug Promethazine DM. It was prescribed for his child of 2 years as a treatment for colic. His son began having alarming reactions to the drug, such as banging his head against walls, tearing wallpaper off the walls in uncontrollable fits of rage . He was taken off the drug 2 to 3 days ago but is still reacting strangely

Answer: Nothing works currently for colic. This is a potential side effect with this drug that will dissipate over about 10 days.

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