Using Promethazine For Anxiety
Promethazine or “lorpromazine” is a medication used in the treatment of psychiatric conditions. It is sometimes known as Lofexidine. It was originally intended for the treatment of motion sickness but is now available for use in the treatment of a wide variety of medical and psychiatric conditions. It was approved by the FDA in 1982. This article will discuss its main characteristics and uses.
Characteristics of Promethazine
The generic name for promethazine, “lorpromazine” is derived from the word “Lora”, Latin for green. Promethazine belongs to the class of antihistamines.
Antihistamines are used to stop or reduce excessive and sudden eye movements (itching), itching, sneezing, runny nose, headaches, and other symptoms of allergies. In comparison to various other commonly used antihistamines, Promethazine falls in the lower category of antihistamines.
Like all other antihistamines, it has been found to reduce the effects of allergy-induced asthma. It is not habit-forming like most other antihistamines, however, and does not increase the heart rate as most other antihistamines can.
Uses of Promethazine
Like all other antipsychotic drug risperidone, Promethazine causes an erection when taken and will stay that way if you take it for the rest of your life.
In addition, it causes involuntary muscular spasms, and dry itchy patches of skin, which usually do not cause any pain until they become permanent.
There are no major side effects associated with taking promethazine, although there are some patients who may experience slight nausea
. The treatment of choice for people who suffer from these problems is called tricyclic antidepressants, (TCAs). TCA therapy should be started on an as needed basis, depending upon the severity of the condition, to minimize the possibility of addiction.
When taking Promethazine, it is recommended that you avoid any physical activity that may be stimulating to the muscles, including driving. If you have any thoughts of trying this medication while driving, please contact your doctor immediately.
People using sedatives for anxiety need to be carefully watched when they are driving, and should not take long trips. On the other hand, people using Promethazine for anxiety, and getting anxious while driving, should take the drive as long as they need, in the proper sequence, with a good driver to drive them home safely.
When taking a long trip, people using promethazine for anxiety should be very careful, since the patient could become addicted to the drug during their long drive.
Like most benzodiazepines, escitalopram affects the limbic system of the brain, which is involved in emotion, memory, alertness, and movement. This medication was designed to treat conditions where the nerve cells in the brain were not affected by common medications used in treating anxiety such as benzodiazepines. This medication can be habit forming or requires continuous use over a number of years. Some patients, although taking the pill daily, show no signs of withdrawal symptoms when suddenly stopped.
Similar to many benzodiazepines, the risk of addiction is greater with the use of promethazine for anxiety. Also like many benzodiazepines, the risk of addiction is greater with the use of escitalopram for depression than with the use of other benzodiazepines such as alprazolam. Because it is a type of medication, the prescribing physician will usually require a medical history before prescribing this medication.