Prochlorperazine – Uses, Side Effects, Dosage, Interactions
This drug is used for the treatment of severe nausea and vomiting for some reasons (for example, after surgery or cancer treatment). Prochlorperazine is related to a class of medicines known as phenothiazines.
This medication is not recommended for children under 2 years of age or in children undergoing surgery.
How To Use Prochlorperazine Maleate
Take this medicine with or without mouth directed by your doctor, usually 3 to 4 times daily.
Dosage is based on the reaction of your age, medical condition and treatment. In children, the dosage may also be on the basis of weight. Do not increase your dose or take this medicine more often than directed.
Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
Can be drowsiness, dizziness, lighthouse, blurred vision, constipation or dry mouth. If any of these effects persists or worsens, tell your doctor or pharmacist immediately.
To relieve the dry mouth, (without sugar) suck hard candies or ice chips, chew gum (sugar-free), drink water, or use the saliva option.
To reduce the risk of dizziness and lighthouse, slowly rise while sitting or lying down from the position of lying.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this drug because he or she has decided that your benefit is higher than the risk of side effects. Many people using this drug do not have serious side effects.
Tell your doctor immediately if you have any serious side effects, including: changes in mental / mood (such as movement, restlessness), abnormal / uncontrolled movements (such as stare at fixed upwards, turning neck, moving tongue, muscles Cramps, shaking (shiver), difficulty piss, enlarged / tender breasts, abnormal breast milk production, weakness, easy bleeding / injury, symptoms of infection (like fever, impaired) And sore throat), severe stomach / abdominal pain, persistent nausea / vomiting, yellowing eyes / skin.
If you have a serious side effect, get medical help, including: seizures.
This drug can rarely cause a very serious condition, which is called neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS). Get medical help if you have any of the following symptoms: fever, muscle stiffness / pain / tenderness / weakness, severe fatigue, severe confusion, sweating, sharp / irregular heartbeat, deep urine, symptoms of kidney problems (eg That change) amounts of urination).
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, if you see symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, get medical help immediately, including: granular, itching / swelling (especially the face / tongue / throat), severe dizziness, shortness of breath
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you do not list other effects above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
In the US – Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You can notify the FDA of side effects on 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.
In Canada – Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You can report the health effects of Canada on 1-866-234-2345.
Before taking a prochlorperazine, tell your doctor or pharmacist whether you are allergic to it; Or for other phenothiazines (such as chlorpromazine); Or if you have any other allergens. This product may contain passive elements, which may cause allergic or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this drug, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially: problems in breathing (such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), blood / immune system disorder (such as bone marrow depression) High pressure in the eye (glaucoma), heart disease (such as irregular heartbeat), liver disease, kidney disease, some brain disorders (such as Reyes syndrome, seizures), stomach / intestine problems (e.g blockage), difficulty urinating (e.g, enlarged prostate), pheochromocytoma.
This medication can make you dizzy or depress you or blur your vision. Alcohol or marijuana can make you more dizzy or deaf. Unless you can safely do it, do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that requires caution or clear vision. Avoid alcoholic beverages. If you are using marijuana, talk to your doctor.
Before surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products that you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs and herbal products).
This medicine can make you more sensitive to the sun. Keep your time limited in the sun. Avoid Tanning Booths and Sunlamps. Use sunscreen on the outside and wear protective clothes. Tell your doctor immediately if you burn in the sun or have blisters / redness on the skin.
This medicine can give you less sweat, which is more likely to cause heat stroke. Avoid doing things that can cause you to heat, such as hard work or exercise in hot weather, or using hot tub. When the weather is hot, drink lots of fluids and wear light clothes. If you heat more, then find a place to calm down and relax. If you do not have fever, change in mental / mood, headache or dizziness, then get medical help immediately.
Children with short-term illnesses (such as a viral infection, dehydration) may be more susceptible to the side effects of this drug, especially nerve / muscle problems.
Older adults may be more susceptible to the side effects of this drug, especially low blood pressure, constipation, urinary problems and nerve / muscle problems.
During pregnancy, this drug should be used only when explicitly necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Mothers who have used this medicine during the last 3 months of pregnancy, rarely can develop symptoms including muscle stiffness or stiffness, drowsiness, feeding / difficulty breathing, or constant crying. If you see any symptoms during your first month in your newborn baby, tell the doctor immediately.
It is unknown if prochlorperazine passes in breast milk. However, similar drugs undergo breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
Drug interactions can change how your medicines work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescriptions / non-prescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop or change any drug supplements without the approval of your doctor.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist whether you are taking other products, such as opiate pain or cough relief substances (such as codeine, hydrocodone), alcohol, marijuana, sleep or anxiety medications (e.g, alprazolam, lorazepam, zolpidem) Due to relaxing muscles, drowsiness causes. (Such as carisoprodol, cyclobenzaprine), or antihistamines (such as cetirizine, diphenhydramine).
Check the label on all your drugs (like allergy or cough-and-cold products), because they may contain ingredients that cause drowsiness. Ask your pharmacist about using those products safely.
This drug can interfere with some laboratory tests (including phenylketonuria, some tests of pregnancy), which could possibly lead to false test results. Ensure that the lab staff and all your doctors know that you use this medicine.
If someone is treated and has serious symptoms such as difficulty in getting out or breathing, call 911. Otherwise, call the Poison Control Center immediately. American residents can call their local venom control center at 1-800-222-1222. Canadians can call a provincial poison control center. Symptoms of overdose may include: changes in mental / mood (such as uneasiness, movement), severe drowsiness, seizures, irregular heartbeat
Do not share this medication with others.
Laboratory and / or medical tests can be used periodically to monitor your progress or to examine the side effects. Consult your doctor for more details.
If you miss a dose, then as soon as you remember it, take it. If it is near the next dose time, then leave the thesis dose. Take your next dose at regular times. Do not double the dose to catch up.
Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets.
Until instructed to do so, do not flush the medicines under the toilet or drain them in the drain. When this period expires or is not required, leave this product appropriately. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.
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