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Compazine For Hiccups
Pt. has chronic hiccups. Given thorazine (chlorpromazine) injection. Why?
Thorazine if effective lasted only about an hour and hiccups returned. Explanations?
Chlorpromazine : Thorazine is a commonly accepted treatment for intractable hiccups. It's unfortunate that the effect lasted for so little time, as this medication has a significant half life and should have remained active for some time. Here's an overview of Thorazine - Hope it helps! http://reference.medscape.com/drug/chlorpromazine-342970 ...Read more
Talk to doctor: Thorazine (chlorpromazine) can help persistent hiccups, but you should ask the prescribing physician about giving it to a particular patient. Some heart patients have arrhythmias, and one's personal cardiologist would be best to answer that question. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How long for 5mg of compazine (prochlorperazine) to leave system? Had for migrain cocktail, feeling restless/anxious!
Dr prescribed Zofran and reglan (metoclopramide) for 10 yr old. Reglan (metoclopramide) has blackbox warning. Don't want to use it. What are the alternatives. Zofran not working alone.
Many options, but: You should talk to your pcp and explain your concern(s). There re many antiemetics available. However, to take this type of medication without medical history is under-standard of care. Example: Promethazine is a great antiemetic, but is contraindicated inchildren with liver disease. The medication interaction is a factor to consider. Hope it helps. ...Read more
Zofran (ondansetron): Both are similar.Get a more detailed answer ›
What would work better for motion sickness once vomiting has started... Iv Benadryl or IV phenergan (promethazine)?
Compazine, (prochlorperazine) promethozine and Zofran are all meds IV taken for my cronic severe nausea. What else is there to help? Please
Why nausea?: At age 19, you need to get to the bottom of why you are chronically nauseated. This is not normal. Nausea is a symptom of disease/disorder. Those meds are fine if you have a stomach flu and need to get over the hump for a week, but chronic use of them screams for getting further evaluation to figure out why you have this symptom. You need to see a GI doctor and work with them to find cause! ...Read more
Domperidone: "Food and Drug Administration (FDA) stresses that domperidone is not an FDA-approved drug, and that it may not be legally marketed in the US." "FDA's concern about the potential health risks associated with the use of domperidone in lactating women. These risks include cardiac arrhythmias, cardiac arrest, and sudden death." July 31, 2013 ...Read more
No: Nothing always works.Get a more detailed answer ›
Why are zofran, ativan and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) the main three drugs used for nausea and vomiting on pediatric oncology?
They work well...: Every patient is different with respect to the best combination of anti-nausea medicines that works for them. We tailor an anti-nausea regimen based on the patient and what chemotherapy they are receiving. There are other medications that can be added to the ones you mentioned, as well as acupressure and acupuncture (applied safely) that can help patients. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers