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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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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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Prescribed compozine for pollen allergy being a psychotic drug could that have change my brain chemistry was 17 at the time / did have severe allerg?

Prescribed compozine for pollen allergy being a psychotic drug could that have change my brain chemistry was 17 at the time / did have severe allerg?

Unlikely: Long-term alteration of brain chemistry after using prochlorperazine for definitive amount of time in the distant past has not been shown in studies that monitor safety. ...Read more

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

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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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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How are antipsychaotic drugs like compazine (prochlorperazine) used for sedation and psychosis when they cause akithesia and dystonia? I've seen it make people crazier

How are antipsychaotic drugs like compazine (prochlorperazine) used for sedation and psychosis when they cause akithesia and dystonia? I've seen it make people crazier

Antipsychotics: Every medication has side-effects, and antipsychotics are no exception. If used cautiously ; with clear indications ; close monitoring, they are for the most part safe. ...Read more

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17 yrs old was prescribed compazine (prochlorperazine) by gp had stomach ach I read that it's a anti psychotic drug effecting dopamine, does that create permanent chgs?

17 yrs old was prescribed compazine (prochlorperazine) by gp had stomach ach I read that it's a anti psychotic drug effecting dopamine, does that create permanent chgs?

Antiemetic: Used safely for yrs to alleviate nausea ; vomiting oral im ; suppository routes usually only a few doses--shouldn't cause any lasting harm. ...Read more

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If I am allergic to compazine is it ok to take meclizine?

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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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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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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Can I take antivert if I'm allergic to compazine (prochlorperazine)?

Can I take antivert if I'm allergic to compazine (prochlorperazine)?

Yes: They are in different drug classes and should not cross react. However they are not usually given for the same indication. If you are looking for a good substitute for nausea a better choice would be zofran and/ or possibly dramamine. Phenergan (promethazine) is very sedating and may not be tolerated but is also a possibility if looking for nausea solution. Antivert is acceptable. ...Read more

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If I'm allergic to compazine (prochlorperazine) can I take Dramamine?

Allergy: Please contact your primary doctor about this. If you are allergic to compazine (prochlorperazine) please stop taking it and listen to your doctor's advice.

Hope all goes well. ...Read more

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How long for 5mg of compazine (prochlorperazine) to leave system? Had for migrain cocktail, feeling restless/anxious!

Liver/kidney at work: This medication has to be metabolized in the liver, and there are both biliary and kidney elimination routes, after liver clearance. Therefore, it might take 8 hours or longer. However, side effects might clear when blood level is gradually lower. ...Read more

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

I'm 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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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

Dr. Scott Keith
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Prochlorperazine (Definition)

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


Compazine (Definition)

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