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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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Prochlorperazine (Definition)

Prochlorperazine is an inotrope which is a kind of heart ...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?

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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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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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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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

Compazine (Definition)

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