promethazine

promethazine
pro·meth·a·zine (')prō-'meth-ə-.zēn n a crystalline antihistamine drug derived from phenothiazine and used chiefly in the form of its hydrochloride C17H20N2S·HCl see PHENERGAN

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n.
a powerful antihistamine drug used to treat allergic conditions and - because of its sedative action - insomnia; it is also used as an antiemetic. Promethazine is administered by mouth or injection; side-effects include drowsiness, dizziness, and confusion. Trade name: Phenergan.

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