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Prochlorperazine

Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Prochlorperazine falls under a category of drugs known as phenothiazine. It prevents feelings of extreme vomiting and nausea post-surgery or other kinds of medical treatment. It also treats schizophrenia.

On using this medication you may experience side effects such as lightheadedness, constipation, dry mouth, drowsiness, dizziness, dilated pupils, chest pain, difficulty in breathing, swelling of body parts, irregular heartbeat, drooling, muscle weakness, tiredness, unusual bleeding, restlessness, tremors, twitching, erectile dysfunction, headache, numbness and physical misbalance. If your reactions persist or become severe over time seek medical attention promptly.

Before using this medication inform your doctor if: you are allergic to any ingredient contained within Prochlorperazine, you are already taking any medications particularly astemizole, tramadol, terfenadine, pergolide, metoclopramide, dofetilide and cisapride. You are alcoholic or have drowsiness, you have blood/ heart/ kidney/ liver / mood disorders, you have high blood pressure, you have any other allergies, you are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant or are nursing a baby.

Ideally the dosage for Prochlorperazine should be determined by the doctor based on your medical history and current condition. The usual dose in adults for nausea is 5-10 mg, taken orally 3-4 times daily.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Psychiatrist before using this medicine.

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In addition to its intended effect, Prochlorperazine may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing).
Is It safe with alcohol?
Emidoxyn 5mg tablet md may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?
Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
Does this affect kidney function?
Prochlorperazine should be avoided in patients with renal dysfunction.
Does this affect liver function?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Below is the list of medicines, which contains Prochlorperazine as ingredient
Abbott India Ltd
Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Trends Pharma Pvt Ltd
Tripada Healthcare Pvt Ltd
Leeford Healthcare Ltd
Swiss Pharma Pvt Ltd
Trends Pharma Pvt Ltd
Psychotropics India Ltd
Shreya Life Sciences Pvt Ltd
Unimarck Healthcare Ltd
Rhombus Pharma Pvt Ltd
Numark Ltd
Panacea Biotec Ltd
Zydus Cadila
Mac Millon Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Symbiotic Drugs
Theo Pharma Pvt Ltd
A N Pharmacia
Gujarat Terce Laboratories Ltd
A N Pharmacia
Prochlorperazine It provides antidopaminergic and anti-emetic effects. It inhibits the D2 somatodendritic autoreceptor. As a result, the gross dopamine turnover is increased, which in turn, contributes to Prochlorperazine’s anti-emetic properties.
What are you using Prochlorperazine for?
Vertigo
Other
Nausea
Vomiting
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How much was the improvement?
Average
Poor
Excellent
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
More than 2 days
Within 2 days
Within a day
Within 6 hours
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Thrice a day
Once a day
Not taking on daily level
Four times A Day
Twice a day
How did you take this medicine?
With or without food
With Food
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Other
Drowsiness
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Popular Questions & Answers

I am a 31-year-old male I get headaches (one-sided) since three years, two or three times in a month and I take vasograin medication to subside the headaches. I would like to know whether this cause any side effects like kidney failure.

MD , MBBS
General Physician, Aligarh
I am a 31-year-old male I get headaches (one-sided) since three years, two or three times in a month and I take vasog...
Vasograin is an a combination of drug. It contains regotamine. Caffeine. Paracetamol and prochlorperazine. It should not be taken in frequent dosing. As it has some serious side effects. As coronary artery ischemia. Pleural fibrosis. Tingling and numbness. Triptans are better drug.

I am 29 years old female and single and I have noticed that my breast is producing milk or kind of discharge and I have googled it read all. Is this not a serious problem? What should I do now?

DGO, MBBS
Sexologist, Kolkata
I am 29 years old female and single and I have noticed that my breast is producing milk or kind of discharge and I ha...
It can be due to prochlorperazine which is part of vasograin. Do your serum prolactin test (blood test) treatment is possible. This does not appear to be serious if discharge is from both breasts. But you have to do tests.

Hey doctor my patient is 53 years old he has fatty liver 7.8kpa and iqr is 0.4 he is nonalcoholic but he is a chronic smoker from last 30 years .so wht should I do. Let me know .is there any serious problem.

CCEBDM, PG Diploma In Clinical Cardiology, MBBS
General Physician, Ghaziabad
Hey doctor my patient is 53 years old he has fatty liver 7.8kpa and iqr is 0.4 he is nonalcoholic but he is a chronic...
Do 1.no alcohol 2. Reduce body wt 3. No smoking/ tobacco 4. Diet - no ghee/ butter, have mix of vegetable oils - mustard, til, ground nut, olive oil, have more green vegetables and fruits, have whole grain atta, no fried. Fast. Spicy / processed/ junk food. No sugar, potato, rice 5. 30 mts brisk walk daily 6. Deep breathing exercise for 10 mts daily 7. Meditation daily for 10 mts. 6-8 hrs of sleep at night 8. Expose your body to sun for 15-20 mts daily after some oil massage to get vit d. 9. Take more water- proper hydration. Medicine can not be advised for open question for medicine contact on private chat with results of all tests done.

Popular Health Tips

Parkinsonism - Factors That Can Lead To It!

MD - Ayurveda, CIY, Guru Shishya parampara, BAMS
Ayurveda, Gurgaon
Parkinsonism - Factors That Can Lead To It!

Parkinsonism is often mistaken for Parkinson's Disease. Though similar in quite a few aspects, yet Parkinsonism is not the same as Parkinson's Disease. Parkinsonism is a medical condition whereby the affected individual exhibits some symptoms identical to those observed in the case of a Parkinson's disease.

Factors that lead to Parkinsonism
Parkinsonism can result from a host of factors and health condition such as

  1. Increased and repeated exposure to toxic gases and substances, namely organic solvents, cyanide, manganese, or carbon monoxide.
  2. People suffering from the repeated head injury (as in the case of boxing or wrestling).
  3. The medications used in the treatment of psychiatric problems (antipsychotic medicines) or those used in treating nausea (Prochlorperazine or even Metoclopramide). Some of the antipsychotic drugs have the potential to interfere (block) with the activity of the neurotransmitter Dopamine resulting in parkinsonism.
  4. The use of MPTP (1-Methyl-4-Phenyl-1,2,3,6-Tetrahydropyridine), especially the oxidized product MPP+ (1-methyl-4-Phenylpyridinium) can wreck havoc resulting in parkinsonism and the associated symptoms.

Some of the medical conditions that can contribute towards Parkinsonism include

  1. Viral Encephalitis (resulting in acute brain inflammation).
  2. Alzheimer's Disease (a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that triggers cognitive and behavioral problems often accompanied with dementia).
  3. Multiple system atrophy (a progressive neurodegenerative disorder resulting in dysfunctioning of the autonomic nervous system and the voluntary movements).
  4. Progressive supranuclear palsy or Steele-Richardson-Olszewski syndrome (a rare disorder of the brain that interferes with the balancing, walking, and the eye movements of the affected person.
  5. Stroke or a brain tumor.
  6. Lewy body dementia (a condition triggered by the unusual accumulation of alpha-synuclein protein in the brain with the person exhibiting symptoms associated with both Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease).
  7. Wilson Disease (an autosomal recessive condition whereby copper starts accumulating in the vital organs including the liver and the brain).


Symptoms
In patients with parkinsonism,

  1. The muscles appear stiff. A person experiences a resting tremor (tremor that mainly affects one hand even when the muscles are relaxed), along with difficulty while walking or balancing their body. (These symptoms are also characteristic of a Parkinson's disease).
  2. Further, there may be early signs of dementia (loss of memory or forgetfulness). There may be Agnosia, Aphasia, or Apraxia
  3. Constipation, a dip in the blood pressure, difficulties in eating or swallowing of food.
  4. Hallucinations and loss of judgment (such as failing to locate the kitchen or bathroom at home).
  5. Unusual eye movements.

Ayurvedic Treatment
According to Ayurveda, Parkinsonism is a manifestation of the vitiation of the Vata Dosha (Wind energy) that takes place in the cranial nerves. Thus, corrective measures are followed to restore the balance between the Vata, Kapha, and Pitta Dosha.

  1. Panchakarma can bring about a visible improvement in patients with Parkinsonism. Oil massages using Ashwagandha and Bala can work wonders.
  2. Brahmi is another wonder herb used to treat Parkinsonism.
  3. Meditation, exercise (light to moderate), yoga can be helpful in the case of Parkinsonism.
  4. Try and make the diet as nutritious and healthy as possible.
  5. A Warm Ayurvedic Oil Application is very effective in relieving these kinds of aches and pain if done on regular basis.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Migraine Vs. Headache - Major Differences You Need To Know!

MD, FIPM, CCEPC, Fellowship In Pain Management
Pain Management Specialist, Jaipur
Migraine Vs. Headache - Major Differences You Need To Know!

How to differentiate between a migraine and headache?

When you feel pain or pressure in your head, it may become difficult for you to assess whether you are experiencing a common headache or a migraine. Let's understand how different they are from each other. A typical headache usually affects both sides of your head and varies from a mild to moderate pain. It can last from 30 minutes to up to a period of one week.

Some specific areas which get affected by a headache are:

  • Temples
  • Forehead
  • Back of your neck

Factors that trigger this headache type are a muscle strain, stress or anxiety.

A migraine, on the other hand, is also a type of a headache which results in an acute throbbing sensation in one part of your head. Usually, migraine headaches are highly painful. Migraine pain makes it difficult for a person to carry out his/her daily tasks. Symptoms or signs associated with migraine attacks are:

  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Sensitivity to sound or light
  • Pain in the temples
  • Temporary loss of vision
  • Pain behind your ear or eye

What are the common causes of a migraine?

  1. Hormonal imbalances in women - fluctuations in oestrogen, especially during menopause or pregnancy seem to trigger a migraine
  2. Drinks like wine and extremely caffeinated beverages
  3. Foods such as salty foods, aged cheese as well as processed foods can trigger the migraine attack.
  4. Medications - vasodilators such as nitroglycerine and oral contraceptives can intensify migraine pain.

How to treat a headache?

Fortunately, you can get rid of stress-induced headaches through over-the-counter treatments, which include:

How to treat a migraine?

If you experience migraine attacks less frequently, these medicines may give you quick relief:

Some preventive tips:

  • Make changes in your diet such as avoid such foods, including caffeine and alcohol which are believed to trigger headaches.
  • You can also try muscle relaxation exercises, yoga or meditation to ease the migraine attack.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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How To Differentiate Between Migraine And Headache?

Pain Management, MD - Pain Medicine & Anesthesiology
Pain Management Specialist, Srinagar
How To Differentiate Between Migraine And Headache?

When you feel pain or pressure in your head, it may become difficult for you to assess whether you are experiencing a common headache or a migraine. Let's understand how different they are from each other.

A typical headache usually affects both sides of your head and varies from a mild to moderate pain. It can last from 30 minutes to up to a period of one week.

Some specific areas which get affected by a headache are:

  •   Temples
  •   Forehead
  •   Back of your neck

Factors that trigger this headache type are a muscle strain, stress or anxiety.

A migraine, on the other hand, is also a type of a headache which results in an acute throbbing sensation in one part of your head. Usually, migraine headaches are highly painful. Migraine pain makes it difficult for a person to carry out his/her daily tasks. Symptoms or signs associated with migraine attacks are:

  •   Vomiting
  •   Nausea
  •   Sensitivity to sound or light
  •   Pain in the temples
  •   Temporary loss of vision
  •   Pain behind your ear or eye

What are the common causes of a migraine?

  •   Hormonal imbalances in women - fluctuations in oestrogen, especially during menopause or pregnancy seem to trigger a migraine
  •   Drinks like wine and extremely caffeinated beverages
  •   Foods such as salty foods, aged cheese as well as processed foods can trigger the migraine attack.
  •   Medications - vasodilators such as nitroglycerine and oral contraceptives can intensify migraine pain.

How to treat a headache?

Fortunately, you can get rid of stress-induced headaches through over-the-counter treatments, which include:

How to treat a migraine?

If you experience migraine attacks less frequently, these medicines may give you quick relief:

Some preventive tips:

  •   Make changes in your diet such as avoid such foods, including caffeine and alcohol which are believed to trigger headaches.
  •   You can also try muscle relaxation exercises, yoga or meditation to ease the migraine attack. If you wish to discuss any specific problem, you can consult a pain management specialist.
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Migraine Vs. Headache - Know The Difference!

MD, FIPP
Pain Management Specialist, Kolkata
Migraine Vs. Headache - Know The Difference!

'Tension type headache' is the most common type of headache experienced by most of us in our life.

How to differentiate between a Migraine and Tension-type Headache?

When you feel pain or pressure in your head, it may become difficult for you to assess whether you are experiencing a tension-type headache or a migraine. Let's understand how different they are from each other.

A typical tension-type headache usually affects both sides of your head and varies from a mild to moderate pain. It can last from 30 minutes to up to a period of one week.

Some specific areas which get affected by a tension-type headache are:

  •   Temples
  •   Forehead
  •   Back of your neck

Factors that trigger this headache type are a muscle strain, stress or anxiety.

A migraine, on the other hand, is also a type of a tension-type headache which results in an acute throbbing sensation in one part of your head. Usually, migraine headaches are highly painful. Migraine pain makes it difficult for a person to carry out his/her daily tasks. Symptoms or signs associated with migraine attacks are:

  •   Vomiting
  •   Nausea
  •   Sensitivity to sound or light
  •   Pain in the temples
  •   Temporary loss of vision
  •   Pain behind your ear or eye

What are the common causes of a migraine?

  •   Hormonal imbalances in women - fluctuations in oestrogen, especially during menopause or pregnancy seem to trigger a migraine
  •   Drinks like wine and extremely caffeinated beverages
  •   Foods such as salty foods, aged cheese as well as processed foods can trigger the migraine attack.
  •   Medications - vasodilators such as nitroglycerine and oral contraceptives can intensify migraine pain.

How to treat a tension-type headache?

Fortunately, you can get rid of stress-induced headaches through over-the-counter treatments, which include:

How to treat a migraine?

If you experience migraine attacks less frequently, these medicines may give you quick relief:

Some preventive tips:

  •   Make changes in your diet such as avoid such foods, including caffeine and alcohol which are believed to trigger tension-type headaches.
  •   You can also try muscle relaxation exercises, yoga or meditation to ease the migraine attack.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

10 people found this helpful

Migraine Vs. Headache: Know the Difference

FIASP, MD, MBBS
Pain Management Specialist, Delhi
Migraine Vs. Headache: Know the Difference

Migraine vs. Headache: know the difference

How to differentiate between a migraine and headache?


When you feel pain or pressure in your head, it may become difficult for you to assess whether you are experiencing a common headache or a migraine. Let's understand how different they are from each other.

A typical headache usually affects both sides of your head and varies from a mild to moderate pain. It can last from 30 minutes to up to a period of one week.

Some specific areas which get affected by a headache are:

  •   Temples
  •   Forehead
  •   Back of your neck

Factors that trigger this headache type are a muscle strain, stress or anxiety.

A migraine, on the other hand, is also a type of a headache which results in an acute throbbing sensation in one part of your head. Usually, migraine headaches are highly painful. Migraine pain makes it difficult for a person to carry out his/her daily tasks. Symptoms or signs associated with migraine attacks are:

  •   Vomiting
  •   Nausea
  •   Sensitivity to sound or light
  •   Pain in the temples
  •   Temporary loss of vision
  •   Pain behind your ear or eye

What are the common causes of a migraine?

  •   Hormonal imbalances in women - fluctuations in oestrogen, especially during menopause or pregnancy seem to trigger a migraine
  •   Drinks like wine and extremely caffeinated beverages
  •   Foods such as salty foods, aged cheese as well as processed foods can trigger the migraine attack.
  •   Medications - vasodilators such as nitroglycerine and oral contraceptives can intensify migraine pain.

How to treat a headache?

Fortunately, you can get rid of stress-induced headaches through over-the-counter treatments, which include:

How to treat a migraine?

If you experience migraine attacks less frequently, these medicines may give you quick relief:

Some preventive tips:

  •   Make changes in your diet such as avoid such foods, including caffeine and alcohol which are believed to trigger headaches.
  •   You can also try muscle relaxation exercises, yoga or meditation to ease the migraine attack.

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Related Tip: 8 Common Migraine Triggers You Must Stay Away From

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About Prochlorperazine
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Key highlights of Prochlorperazine
Medicines containing Prochlorperazine
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