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What is Prochlorperazine used for?

Prochlorperazine is an oral medication used to control severe nausea and vomiting. This medication is also used to treat psychotic disorder such as schizophrenia and non-psychotic disorder such as anxiety. It belongs to a group of drugs called phenothiazines. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

What are the side effects of Prochlorperazine?

Like other medicines, Prochlorperazine can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Prochlorperazine are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

It is pertinent to note that side effects of Prochlorperazine cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Prochlorperazine develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

Prochlorperazine can cause side effects such as dizziness, insomnia, dry mouth, blurred vision, constipation, weight gain, and headache. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Prochlorperazine.

What is the recommended dosage of Prochlorperazine?

The dosage of Prochlorperazine prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

Take Prochlorperazine by mouth. It can be taken with food or milk to lessen stomach irritation.

What if you miss a dose of Prochlorperazine?

If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Prochlorperazine medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

What if you overdose on Prochlorperazine?

Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Prochlorperazine, seek medical attention immediately.

What other drugs could interact with Prochlorperazine?

It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Prochlorperazine.

Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Prochlorperazine, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

Prochlorperazine can interact with antibiotics, blood thinners, diabetes medications, blood pressure medications, and incontinence medications.

Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Prochlorperazine?

Is it possible for me to take Prochlorperazine with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Prochlorperazine?
What are the possible drug interactions of Prochlorperazine?
How will Prochlorperazine work in my body?
How should Prochlorperazine be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Prochlorperazine drug interactions and side effects?


The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Prochlorperazine is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.


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