Prochlorperazine

 

General English name: Prochlorperazine

Brand: Buccastem, Stemetil

Application: Treatment of dizziness and balance problems - Treatment of nausea and vomiting - Relief of severe anxiety and restlessness - Youth insanity (schizophrenia)

 

 

 

 

Prochlorperazine Drug Information

Contraindications to the use of prochlorperazine

Drug interaction with prochlorperazine

Tips to consider before taking prochlorperazine

Possible side effects of prochlorperazine

How to store Prochlorperazine

 

 

 

 

Prochlorperazine Drug Information

Drug Information: Prochlorperazine belongs to a group of drugs called phenothiazines. It is prescribed for a variety of conditions, including problems with balance and dizziness, illness, anxiety, and schizophrenia. Prochlorperazine works by blocking the action of a chemical called dopamine (which affects the nervous system in the brain).

 

Contraindications to the use of prochlorperazine

Pay attention to the expiration date of prochlorperazine and do not take it if it has expired.

Never give prochlorperazine to anyone else, even if you have the same symptoms.

• Do not take prochlorperazine more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.

Check for drug interactions with prochlorperazine and be sure to tell your doctor what other medication you are taking.

Prochlorperazine may make you drowsy and dizzy. Avoid driving after taking this medicine.

 

Drug interaction with prochlorperazine

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter medicines and herbal products) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

Some medications that may interact with prochlorperazine include cabergoline, dofetilide, and metoclopramide.

If you are taking medicines that cause drowsiness, tell your doctor or pharmacist, including: alcohol, antihistamines (such as cetirizine, diphenhydramine), sleeping pills or anti-anxiety medications (such as alprazolam). , Diazepam, zolpidem, muscle relaxants, and analgesics and painkillers (such as codeine).

Check the labels on all your medicines (such as allergies or cough and cold medicines) because some of them are made up of substances that cause drowsiness. Ask your pharmacist how to use them so that you can use them safely.

 

Tips to consider before taking prochlorperazine

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking prochlorperazine:

• If you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

• If you have any cardiovascular problems.

• If you have liver, kidney or prostate problems.

• If you have trouble breathing.

• If you have any of the following conditions, including: epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, depression, glaucoma (increased pressure in the eye) and myasthenia gravis (a condition of muscle weakness).

• If you have jaundice (yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes) or other blood disorders.

• If you have a tumor in your adrenal gland (a disease called pheochromocytoma).

• If you are currently taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.

• If you have a history of an allergic reaction to a drug.

 

Possible side effects of prochlorperazine

All medications can cause side effects; But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away after a short time of taking the medicine. In case of continuous occurrence of any side effects, the physician should be informed:

Feeling dizzy or drowsy, blurred vision, decreased reaction time, headache, dry mouth, chills and restlessness, unusual or uncontrollable muscle movements, change in body temperature, weight change, sleep disturbance, mood swings Nasal congestion, change in sexual potency, breast enlargement, breast milk production, menstrual problems, rapid heartbeat, constipation, urinary incontinence

Important Note: If you experience symptoms such as muscle stiffness, fever, dizziness, rapid heartbeat, and sweating, call your doctor right away and explain your symptoms. These symptoms may be related to a rare rare condition called malignant neuroleptic syndrome.

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel may be due to the use of prochlorperazine.

 

How to store Prochlorperazine

• Keep all medicines out of the reach of children.

• Keep the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.

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