Did the doctor's advice fail this drowsy driver?

A patient alleges that a GP and a pharmacist did not tell him of promethazine's potential side effects

After allegedly not being warned of the sedating side effects of an antihistamine, a 52-year-old shift worker was involved in a car accident.

The patient sustained a fracture dislocation of his left hip and a fractured left femur.

Clinical history

The patient consulted a GP at a medical centre with a mild URTI and a history of hayfever and allergic asthma.

He asked the GP for a prescription for promethazine (Phenergan) 25mg tablets and a medical certificate for being off work until he