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Phenergan, Just FYI

ernurseeernurse Posts: 771
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:36 AM in Pain Medications

One of my favorite drugs to potentiate pain meds and control nausea. It is, however, dangerous if given undiluted IV.


  • Angie

    That's quite an eye opener.

  • oh, and btw, Vistaril NEVER EVER shud be given IV. Here in the U.S. there is a nationwide shortage of it, so you may not encounter it(I believe a conspiracy from drug companies so that docs will use their newer, more expensive drugs, seriously) but it is given in other countries IV. I know this from residents who come to the U.S. and have used it that way before.
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  • drug caused massive burning when injected too quickly and not diluted enough. Most nurses put it high up in the IV so it combines with the fluid before entering my body. This one nurse came in in the middle of the night, put it right near the needle site and inserted it quickly. I was SCREAMING from the pain. She was disgusted with me and I never saw her again. (This was many years ago.)

    Be VERY careful. I guess I am very lucky I did not have permanent damage!!

    BTW, this is one of my FAVORITE meds. When I was being thrown in withdrawal due to medical mismanagement in December (12 day hospitalization, long story in Pain Management forum), Phenergan was the ONLY reason I lived, IMO. It kept me knocked out while my body suffered and had temporary heart damage due to the withdrawal on top of acute pancreatitis. Ugh.

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