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Prochlorperazine

Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: December 02, 2019

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 content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Psychiatrist before using this medicine.
  • 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

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This medication possesses both 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 its antiemetic properties.

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