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Compazine (Overview)

Prochlorperazine is an inotrope which is a kind of heart failure drug (cardiovascular drug).


Compazine (Overview)

Prochlorperazine is an inotrope which is a kind of heart failure drug (cardiovascular drug).


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Is it common practice to prescribe compazine (prochlorperazine) for a 17 yr old for upset stomach from pollen allergies, took for a week and had extreme allergy.

Is it common practice to prescribe compazine (prochlorperazine) for a 17 yr old for upset stomach from pollen allergies, took for a week and had extreme allergy.

Nausea: Compazine (prochlorperazine) is a well known anti-nausea medicine, but one that has a lot of side effects. I personally have never had a patient with nausea caused by pollen allergies that was so bad that they needed any anti-nausea medication, but i don't know how severe this child's symptoms were. I generally try to treat the allergies first, which i think is pretty standard practice. ...Read more

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Im allergic to Compazine, was recently prescribed reglan (metoclopramide) and it gave me the same side affects. Was the dr right in giving me relan?

Im allergic to Compazine, was recently prescribed reglan (metoclopramide) and it gave me the same side affects. Was the dr right in giving me relan?

Probable: You have an idiosyncratic response to these two drugs. The neuromuscular responses may be quite similar but these two drugs do not share similar allergenic or chemical structure. I can't tell you whether it is appropriate for the doctor to prescribe Reglan (metoclopramide) for you not knowing much about your history or previous response to alternate therapy. ...Read more

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I always vomit when i'm on my period. My doctor gave me prochlorperazine to stop the vomiting but it doesn't work. What else can I do?

I always vomit when i'm on my period. My doctor gave me prochlorperazine to stop the vomiting but it doesn't work. What else can I do?

Call your Dr: If you let your dr know it isn't working, he/she may up the dose, or switch to an alternative medication that will work for you. Nothing is 100% effective for everyone every time. ...Read more

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My GP prescribed me with Prochlorperazine - Buccastem,3mg for dizziness + nausea how long does it take 2 kick in? He gave me 8 tablets I'm on tablet 6

My GP prescribed me with Prochlorperazine - Buccastem,3mg for dizziness + nausea how long does it take 2 kick in? He gave me 8 tablets I'm on tablet 6

May not work: The recommended directions are to take one or two twice a day. If you have only used one a time, wait until time for the next dose (12 hours after the last) and try two. They are meant to be absorbed through the tissue in the mouth so let them just sit there-don't swallow them. If you have used two at a time for at least two doses, I would presume they are not effective and would contact yourGP ...Read more

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If I am allergic to Compazine (prochlorperazine) (tongue swelled up 26 years ago!), is it safe to take Hydroxyzine? Always told to be aware of "zine" drugs.

They are not close: in this case, the name does NOT tell you much about the chemical structure of the drug and these two are not very similar and do NOT generally cross react at all. Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health, and you could have reactions to more than one drug regardless of which two drugs we choose, but these two drugs aren't closely related. ...Read more

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Negative side-effects with compazine (prochlorperazine)?

Negative side-effects with compazine (prochlorperazine)?

Compazine (prochlorperazine): Side effects of Compazine (prochlorperazine) can be serious and are related to the compound itself, which is a mild anti-psychotic drug with structure similar to other older antiphyschotics. Serious effects can involve spastic movement, temperature increase and muscle breakdown with high fever that is life threatening in rare cases. More common is spastic movements called extra-pyramidal effects, disjointed mvmt. ...Read more

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Took a very small piece of my cipro (ciprofloxacin) pill and a small piece of my compazine. Will they cause any problems with the interactions? 23yrsoldnot a lot taken

Took a very small piece of my cipro (ciprofloxacin) pill and a small piece of my compazine. Will they cause any problems with the interactions? 23yrsoldnot a lot taken

Unlikely: There have been interactions reported in patients who have taken both ciprofloxaxin and prochlorperazine, but these have not been severe and almost entirely reversible. Should be ok. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Rafat
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Prochlorperazine (Definition)

Prochlorperazine is an inotrope which is a kind of heart ...Read more