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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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Prochlorperazine (Definition)

Prochlorperazine is an inotrope which is a kind of heart ...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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For GI issues. Taking Ranitidine, Carafate, Compazine, (prochlorperazine) and GasX... any contradictions interactions to watch out for? Medications by primary dr. And Gastroenterology dr.

For GI issues. Taking Ranitidine, Carafate, Compazine, (prochlorperazine) and GasX... any contradictions interactions to watch out for? Medications by primary dr. And Gastroenterology dr.

Ok: These medications all have different mechanisms of action and I don't think there are contraindications or interactions to worry about. In situations or questions like this, your pharmacist, who has access to information about almost all medications, can be very helpful. ...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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If I am allergic to compazine can I take phenergan (promethazine)?

If I am allergic to compazine can I take phenergan (promethazine)?

Probably: Compazine causes some people to have weird, extrapyramidal reactions (not an allergy). I think it's a bad drug. Phenergan (promethazine) is much better tolerated by most people. ...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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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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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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I have lupus and am now taking tacrolimus but it makes me nauseated; I am allergic to zofran. Ideas? Compazine and reglan (metoclopramide) not strong enough.

I have lupus and am now taking tacrolimus but it makes me nauseated; I am allergic to zofran. Ideas? Compazine and reglan (metoclopramide) not strong enough.

Promethazine: Promethazine is used to prevent and treat nausea and vomiting. It is a great antiemetic and may be a good replacement for zofran (ondansetron).
Rec.: talk to your treating physician before making any changes.
Hope it helps. ...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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What drugs to avoid if allergic to compazene?

Allergy: Are you allergic to the medication or did you have an adverse reaction. The medication can cause movement disorders in some people. The effect is common across the class (compazine, phenergam, tigan). If you had a rash that is specific to the medication and should not cause problems with other medications ...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

Compazine (Definition)

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