Lower risk hypnotic for use in pregnancy.
However the SPC states that promethazine should not be used in pregnancy unless the physician considers it essential. The use of promethazine is not recommended in the 2 weeks prior to delivery in view of the risk of irritability and excitement in the neonate.
Lower risk hypnotic for use when breastfeeding.
However the SPC states that available evidence suggests that the amount excreted in milk is insignificant. However, there are risks of neonatal irritability and excitement.