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Promethazine Pulmonary Embolism Side Effects

Promethazine Pulmonary Embolism Side Effect Reports

The following Promethazine Pulmonary Embolism side effect reports were submitted by healthcare professionals and consumers.

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Pulmonary Embolism, can occur, and what you can do about them.

A side effect could appear soon after you start Promethazine or it might take time to develop.

Cholecystitis Chronic, Pain, Pulmonary Embolism, Cholelithiasis, Injury

This Pulmonary Embolism side effect was reported by a health professional from UNITED STATES. A 43-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Promethazine (dosage: 25 Mg, Prn), which was started on Jun 25, 2009. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Lipitor (20 Mg, Unk)
  • Omeprazole (200 Mg, Unk)
  • Lisinopril (20 Mg, Prn)
  • Claritin (Unk)
  • Drospirenone And Ethinyl Estradiol (Unk)
  • Potassium Chloride (Unk Unk, Qd)
  • Hydrochlorothiazide (Unk)
  • Flagyl (500 Mg, Tid)
When starting to take Promethazine the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Cholecystitis Chronic
  • Pain
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Injury
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Promethazine.
Pulmonary Embolism, Deep Vein Thrombosis

This Pulmonary Embolism Promethazine W/ Codeine side effect was reported by a health professional from UNITED STATES on May 11, 2012. A Female , 23 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Promethazine W/ Codeine. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
. Promethazine W/ Codeine dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Azithromycin
  • Azithromycin (250 Mg Take Two Tablets On Day 1 Than Take 1 Tablet A Day For 5 Days)
The patient was hospitalized.
Cholelithiasis, Pulmonary Embolism, Cholecystitis Chronic, Injury, Pain

This is a Promethazine side effect report of a 43-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from UNITED STATES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Promethazine (dosage:25 Mg, Prn, start time: Aug 19, 2009), combined with:
  • Drospirenone And Ethinyl Estradiol (Unk)
  • Hydrochlorothiazide (Unk)
  • Lisinopril (20 Mg, Prn)
  • Yasmin
  • Potassium Chloride (Unk Unk, Qd)
  • Ciprofloxacin Hcl (500 Mg, Tid)
  • Omeprazole (200 Mg, Unk)
  • Flagyl (500 Mg, Tid)
, and developed a serious reaction and a Pulmonary Embolism side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Cholecystitis Chronic
  • Injury
  • Pain
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Promethazine treatment in female patients suffering from NA, resulting in Pulmonary Embolism.

Pulmonary Embolism

A 51-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from JAPAN with the following symptoms: NA started Promethazine Hcl treatment (dosage: NA) on NS. Soon after starting Promethazine Hcl treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Pulmonary Embolism
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Propericiazine
  • Chlorpromazine Hydrochloride Tab
  • Flunitrazepam
  • Akineton
  • Phenobarbital Tab
  • Levomepromazine Maleate
  • Pipamperone Hydrochloride
  • Nitrazepam
The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Promethazine Hcl side effects, such as Pulmonary Embolism.
Pain, Injury, Pulmonary Embolism, Emotional Distress, Anxiety

A female patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Promethazine on Apr 23, 2012. Patient felt the following Promethazine side effects: pain, injury, pulmonary embolism, emotional distress, anxiety Additional patient health information: Female , 28 years of age, weighting 105.0 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Promethazine dosage: Apply One-half Of Contents Of 1 Syringe Prf (interpreted As: As Needed) Nausea + Vomiting. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Yasmin (Unk)
  • Phenergan (25 Unk, Unk)
  • Stadol (4 Mg, Unk)
  • Hydrocodone Bitartrate (5/500 Every 4 Hours As Needed)
  • Diazepam (5 Mg, Q4hr)
  • Ferrous Sulfate Tab (325 Mg, Qd)
The patient was hospitalized.
Injury, Pulmonary Embolism, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Chest Pain, Pain In Extremity, Anxiety, Emotional Distress, Dyspnoea

This report suggests a potential Promethazine Pulmonary Embolism side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 35-year-old female patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): nausea and used Promethazine (dosage: Unk) starting Jan 17, 2006. Soon after starting Promethazine the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Injury
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Chest Pain
  • Pain In Extremity
  • Anxiety
  • Emotional Distress
  • Dyspnoea
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Cyclobenzaprine (Unk)
  • Yasmin (Unk, Qd)
  • Hydrocodone Bitartrate And Acetaminophen (Unk)
  • Alprazolam (Unk)
  • Oxycodone Hcl And Acetaminophen (Unk)
The patient was hospitalized. Although Promethazine demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Pulmonary Embolism, may still occur.
Pulmonary Embolism

An adverse event was reported by a pharmacist on Apr 03, 2011 by a Female taking Promethazine W/ Codeine (dosage: Unk) . Location: UNITED STATES , 27 years of age, weighting 127.9 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Promethazine side effects: pulmonary embolism. Additional medications/treatments:
Associated medications used:
  • Valtrex (1 G, Unk)
  • Methylprednisolone Acetate (Unk)
  • Toradol (30 Mg, Unk)
  • Valium
  • Biaxin Xl (500 Mg, Unk)
  • Vicodin
  • Zofran (4 Mg, Unk)
  • Yaz
Dyspnoea, Musculoskeletal Pain, Pulmonary Embolism, Chest Pain, Back Pain

This Pulmonary Embolism problem was reported by a health professional from UNITED STATES. A 20-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On Jan 01, 2000 a consumer started treatment with Promethazine (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Yaz
  • Phenergan Hcl
  • Lidocaine Hcl Viscous
  • Yaz
  • Acyclovir
  • Nasonex
  • Zyrtec
  • Azithromycin
When commencing Promethazine, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Dyspnoea
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Chest Pain
  • Back Pain
The patient was hospitalized. Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Pulmonary Embolism, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Pulmonary Embolism

This is a Promethazine side effect report of a female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Promethazine (dosage: NA) starting Jun 01, 2009. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Aleve (Unk Unk, Prn)
  • Yaz
  • Ibuprofen
  • Trazodone Hcl (50 Mg, Hs)
  • Tessalon
  • Albuterol
  • Alprazolam (Unk Unk, Prn)
  • Avelox
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Pulmonary Embolism
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Promethazine could cause Pulmonary Embolism and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Iron Deficiency Anaemia, Coagulopathy, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Pulmonary Embolism, Hypercoagulation, Lipodystrophy Acquired, Leukocytosis, Productive Cough, Deep Vein Thrombosis

This Pulmonary Embolism side effect was reported by a health professional from UNITED STATES on Feb 11, 2011. A female patient from UNITED STATES , 29 years of age, weighting 164.9 lb, was treated with Promethazine. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Promethazine side effects: iron deficiency anaemia, coagulopathy, mitral valve prolapse, pulmonary embolism, hypercoagulation, lipodystrophy acquired, leukocytosis, productive cough, deep vein thrombosis. Promethazine dosage: NA.
Associated medications used:
  • Calcium
  • Lortab
  • Meperidine Hcl
  • Cla
  • Nuvaring (1 Df;qm;vag)
  • Adipex-p
  • Cephalexin
  • Diazepam
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Promethazine.

DISCLAIMER: ALL DATA PROVIDED AS-IS, refer to terms of use for additional information.

Promethazine Pulmonary Embolism Causes and Reviews

What is a pulmonary embolism (PE)?

A pulmonary embolism (PE) is a sudden blockage in a lung artery. It usually happens when a when a blood clot breaks loose and travels through the bloodstream to the lungs. PE is a serious condition that can cause

  • Permanent damage to the lungs
  • Low oxygen levels in your blood
  • Damage to other organs in your body from not getting enough oxygen

PE can be life-threatening, especially if a clot is large, or if there are many clots.

What causes a pulmonary embolism (PE)?

The cause is usually a blood clot in the leg called a deep vein thrombosis that breaks loose and travels through the bloodstream to the lung.

Who is at risk for a pulmonary embolism (PE)?

Anyone can get a pulmonary embolism (PE), but certain things can raise your risk of PE:

  • Having surgery, especially joint replacement surgery
  • Certain medical conditions, including
    • Cancers
    • Heart diseases
    • Lung diseases
    • A broken hip or leg bone or other trauma
  • Hormone-based medicines, such as birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy
  • Pregnancy and childbirth. The risk is highest for about six weeks after childbirth.
  • Not moving for long periods, such as being on bed rest, having a cast, or taking a long plane flight
  • Age. Your risk increases as you get older, especially after age 40.
  • Family history and genetics. Certain genetic changes that can increase your risk of blood clots and PE.
  • Obesity
What are the symptoms of a pulmonary embolism (PE)?

Half the people who have pulmonary embolism have no symptoms. If you do have symptoms, they can include shortness of breath, chest pain or coughing up blood. Symptoms of a blood clot include warmth, swelling, pain, tenderness and redness of the leg.

How is a pulmonary embolism (PE) diagnosed?

It can be difficult to diagnose PE. To make a diagnosis, your health care provider will

  • Take your medical history, including asking about your symptoms and risk factors for PE
  • Do a physical exam
  • Run some tests, including various imaging tests and possibly some blood tests
What are the treatments for a pulmonary embolism (PE)?

If you have PE, you need medical treatment right away. The goal of treatment is to break up clots and help keep other clots from forming. Treatment options include medicines and procedures.


  • Anticoagulants, or blood thinners, keep blood clots from getting larger and stop new clots from forming. You might get them as an injection, a pill, or through an I.V. (intravenous). They can cause bleeding, especially if you are taking other medicines that also thin your blood, such as aspirin.
  • Thrombolytics are medicines to dissolve blood clots. You may get them if you have large clots that cause severe symptoms or other serious complications. Thrombolytics can cause sudden bleeding, so they are used if your PE is serious and may be life-threatening.


  • Catheter-assisted thrombus removal uses a flexible tube to reach a blood clot in your lung. Your health care provider can insert a tool in the tube to break up the clot or to deliver medicine through the tube. Usually you will get medicine to put you to sleep for this procedure.
  • A vena cava filter may be used in some people who cannot take blood thinners. Your health care provider inserts a filter inside a large vein called the vena cava. The filter catches blood clots before they travel to the lungs, which prevents pulmonary embolism. But the filter does not stop new blood clots from forming.
Can pulmonary embolism (PE) be prevented?

Preventing new blood clots can prevent PE. Prevention may include

  • Continuing to take blood thinners. It's also important to get regular checkups with your provider, to make sure that the dosage of your medicines is working to prevent blood clots but not causing bleeding.
  • Heart-healthy lifestyle changes, such as heart-healthy eating, exercise, and, if you smoke, quitting smoking
  • Using compression stockings to prevent deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
  • Moving your legs when sitting for long periods of time (such as on long trips)
  • Moving around as soon as possible after surgery or being confined to a bed

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Promethazine Pulmonary Embolism Reviews

Wed, 04 Apr 2012

I got a Promethazine shot 4-5 weeks ago in my hip due to nausea and vomiting from a stomach virus. I now have a small lump-knot where I got the shot at and it is really sore still. I was told to massage it and put heat on it to make it go away but it doesn't help. Does this suppose to happen?

Wed, 17 Feb 2010
49 yo woman, regular medication Promethazine 50mg nocte for allergies. Commenced Mobic 15 mg 2/7 ago. Currently expereincing severe headaches, tiredness, blurred vision and sleep disturbance - eg vivid dreaming/ hallucinations. Are these known side effects?
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