Expect to See Less Use of Injectable Promethazine

There's a push to remove injectable promethazine (Phenergan, etc) from hospital formularies.

It's often thought of as a "go-to" antiemetic med for patients with nausea and vomiting. But injectable promethazine can cause serious harm to blood vessels and tissue...and there's not much evidence it's effective.

Don't be surprised if your hospital eventually phases out injectable promethazine altogether...and makes it NON-formulary.

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