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Doctor insights on: Dystonic Reaction To Compazine

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Prochlorperazine (Definition)

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


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What exactly is transient dystonic reaction? Or is it just kind of a broad term, like fibromyalgia?

What exactly is transient dystonic reaction? Or is it just kind of a broad term, like fibromyalgia?

Functional term: Dystonic reactions: functional changes mediated by autonomic nerve impulses causing organs to beat, move, contract, spasm, expand. Fibromyalgia: British MD's aware relationship of Hypermobility Syndrome & Fibro. Loose joints beget tilted body tower struggling to remain upright as repetitive gravitational stress causes joint subluxations, autonomic impingements & soft tissue spasm/pain; etiologic. ...Read more

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My pcp thinks I have a dystonic reaction to lexapro, (escitalopram) I have tightness in lips and face. Also I had low b12. He tried diazepam, klonopin, benztropine.

My pcp thinks I have a dystonic reaction to lexapro, (escitalopram) I have tightness in lips and face. Also I had low b12. He tried diazepam, klonopin, benztropine.

Anxiety: Rather than relying on medications exclusively to reduce anxiety try psychotherapy with a qualified mental health professional. Also try the anti anxiety app on your phone for daily support and ongoing information. Best. ...Read more

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I had a severe allergic reaction to Compazine years ago... All muscles drew up. I almost died. My doctor now prescribed me Hydroxyzine is it safe?

I had a severe allergic reaction to Compazine years ago... All muscles drew up. I almost died. My doctor now prescribed me Hydroxyzine is it safe?

Hydroxyzine: These medications are NOT from same category (class) of medications. If you had bad reaction to compazine, doesn't mean you cannot take hydroxyzine. ...Read more

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Does prochlorperazine help with anxiety?

Does prochlorperazine help with anxiety?

Yes,: It can help in the short term. But side effects limit its' use over the long term. ...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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If I am allergic to compazine is it ok to take meclizine?

Yes: Meclizine is treatment for the typical reaction that can occur with Compazine. So taking Meclizine isn't a problem for someone who reacts to compazine. ...Read more

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Proper amount of compazine (prochlorperazine) per month for migraines?

Proper amount of compazine (prochlorperazine) per month for migraines?

MIGRAINE AND VOMITIN: Compazine (prochlorperazine) can help to treat nausea and vomiting which are associated with migraine.
The recommended adult dose is 5-10 mg orally every 6-8 hrs as needed not round clock.
It is not advised to take it very frequently as any medication has adverse effects, Compazine (prochlorperazine) may leads to side effects as it decreases the Dopamine in the body. ...Read more

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If I am allergic to compazine, (prochlorperazine) are there other drugs I should avoid?

Some similar drugs: Prochlorperazine (compazine) is a phenothiazine type of drug. Other phenothiazine drugs include: Promethazine (phenergan), Chlorpromazine (thorazine), Fluphenazine (prolixin), trifluoperazine (stelazine), etc... A person allergic to Compazine (prochlorperazine) may choose to avoid other drugs of the same type, but it is hard to predict which similar drug he will react to. ...Read more

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Are prochlorperazine and procyclidine the same thing?

Procyclidine/Prochlo: Prochlorperazine (Compazine) is for treating nausea/vomiting. Procyclidine (Kemadrin) is for treating side-effects of Antipsychotics. ...Read more

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Is is ok to drink alcohol whilst taking prochlorperazine?

Is is ok to drink alcohol whilst taking prochlorperazine?

Alcohol and Nausea: Nope. Alcohol is very hard on the stomach. Taking a medication to calm the stomach while drinking alcohol that is harsh on the stomach makes no sense. ...Read more

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How long does prochlorperazine take to work for dissness?

How long does prochlorperazine take to work for dissness?

Oral or IV or IM: If you are taking it for vertigo and IF it is going to work should take effect in 20-30 minutes orally or by dissolving tablet in your mouth but a bit quicker for IV and variable for IM. 2 issues; do you rally have vertigo or is it another problem? Even if you have true vertigo it may not work. If not improving see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can u take compazine (prochlorperazine) and resteril together? Thank you

Yes, cautiously: Caution is advised. The combination may increase the risk of sedation and psychomotor impairment ...Read more

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How long does it take for compazine (prochlorperazine) to clear from the body?

It depends...: It depends on if you've taken a single dose or multiple doses. For a single dose it should be gone within 30-50 hours. For multiple doses it should be gone within 70-110 hours from your last dose. However the effects of any dose should last no longer than 3-4 hours. ...Read more

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Does compazine (prochlorperazine) help anxiety?

Compazine (prochlorperazine): Nope. This drug is used to help alleviate nausea. ...Read more

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Can compazine be given with reglan (metoclopramide)?

Yes: The patient may get a bit sleepy but you can. We did that very often in anesthesia when person was refractory to Compazine then we added Reglan (metoclopramide) iv. ...Read more

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Can you take atorvastatin 40mg and prochlorperazine 5mg together?

Can you take atorvastatin 40mg and prochlorperazine 5mg together?

Yes: According to Epocrates my subscription drug app. There is no interaction between these 2 drugs. However
I added your other listed drugs. There are interactions btw Norco and Tylenol; Compazine (prochlorperazine) and Norco. Contact your pharmacist and Doctor to discuss the risks benefits of taking all of these drugs together at once. ...Read more

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I was wondering are compazine and reglan (metoclopramide) related?

No: Compazine is a phenothiazine-antihistamine. Reglan (metoclopramide) is a dopamine inhibitor with a host of potential serious side effects. ...Read more

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What happens if you take percocet with compazine (prochlorperazine)?

Sedation and more: These medications should only be taken together if specifically directed by your physician. The combination will be more sedating and constipating. There are reports of low blood pressure.
Only take these if your physician directed you to do so and follow up with her/him if you have any issues. ...Read more

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How long after taking 10mg of metoprolol can I take 10mg of prochlorperazine?

How long after taking 10mg of metoprolol can I take 10mg of prochlorperazine?

Drug interaction: The two drugs that you mention are noted to have a drug interaction in that they might cause your blood pressure to drop even further. All drug interactions are not necessarily bad and they will not necessarily happen in you. It has been noted. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to compazine would I also be allergic to the ingredients in xyzal?

I'm allergic to compazine would I also be allergic to the ingredients in xyzal?

Allergies are tricky: ...but Xyzal (levocetirizine) is an antihistamine and Compazine (prochlorperazine) is a phenothiazine anti-psychotic. ...Read more

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Likelihood of developing more serious effects from compazine (prochlorperazine) (NMS, kidney function etc) from a sing 5 mg dose?

Very unlikely: Compazine (prochlorperazine) is a very routinely used medication with an overall safe adverse effect profile. It would be incredibly rare to see more serious adverse effects like NMS from a single low dose of 5 mg. ...Read more

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What's the problem with taking Compazine together with Reglan (metoclopramide)? If they can't be taken together, how long after taking Compazine can I take Reglan (metoclopramide)?

Severe side effects: Any med has some risk of side effects; when prescribing, we balance benefits against risks. When combining Compazine with Reglan (metoclopramide), (metoclopramide) rare risks of side effects of each are magnified & include confusion, fever, fast heart rate, stiff muscles, & involuntary movements. Recommend asking a pharmacist how long after Compazine it's safe to take Reglan (metoclopramide).Zofran (ondansetron) may be safer choice to ask doc about ...Read more

Compazine (Definition)

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