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Dr. Lydia Collins
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Prochlorperazine (Overview)

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


Dr. Lydia Collins
47 doctors shared insights

Prochlorperazine (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 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 for a 17 yr old for upset stomach from pollen allergies, took for a week and had extreme allergy.

Nausea: Compazine 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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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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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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Is prochlorperazine safe to take in early pregnancy, I am 6 weeks pregnant , was given it for sickness?

Is prochlorperazine safe to take in early pregnancy, I am 6 weeks pregnant , was given it for sickness?

Category C: As a physician i would not give the medicine during pregnancy. There is no controlled study in humans and anecdotal evidences show it does have teratogenic effects especially in the first trimester. Talk to your ob-gyn and don't take it until you do so. ...Read more

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Negative side-effects with compazine?

Negative side-effects with compazine?

Compazine: Side effects of Compazine 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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How long would it take for affects to take place from an overdose on propranolol , naproxen , prochlorperazine and ibuprofen?

How long would it take for affects to take place from an overdose on propranolol , naproxen , prochlorperazine and ibuprofen?

Have you just taken: An overdose? If so, please tell your parents immediately. If you are considering this overdose - you need help asap. If you are having thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have your parents drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. When a person is depressed they often feel despair ; come to believe that things can't get better. >. ...Read more

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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

Compazine (Definition)

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