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FDA Required Black Box Warning On Phenergan

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There was uproar concerning the courageous fight by Diana Levine, a musician from Vermont who lost her arm because of the drug Phenergan. Wyeth no longer sells Phenergan but many makers of generic drugs do. The Food and Drug Administration has since ordered a black box label to warn about the risks of IV push and Phenergan, also known as promethazine. This method of the "black box" warning is considered to be the strongest warning possible. When medical professionals see the "black box" it will clearly state that the preferred way to administer phenergan, also known as promethazine, is through intramuscular injection.