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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: snoopy | 2007/11/28

Q.

Posted to Pharmacist but no reply

we went down to Durban, and my two year old gave us a realy hard time in the car. A chemist gave me Prohist Syrup to calm him down. I would just like to know what it is actually used for, and the side effects. I gave him 5ml.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Prohist is a very old antihistamine that used to be known as Phenergan. Being an old fashioned antihistamine it has strong sedative properties. I am pleased that you wrote in because I always tell parents on the Paediatric Forum not to give their young children any form of sedation when they travel as these medicines have the opposite effect in this age group. The children become very active and miserable on these medications.

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