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Prochlorperazine Maleate

US Brand Name Comapazine
Generic Name Prochlorperazine Maleate
Other Brand NameChlormeprazine Maleate; Prochlorpemazine Maleate; Prochlorperazine Dihydrogen Maleate; Prochlorperazine Dimaleate; Prochlorperazini Maleas; Proclorperazina, maleato de, Stemetil
Packing21
Manufacturer Piramal Healthcare
Form Tablet
Strength 5 mg

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Introduction

Prochlorperazine Maleate belongs to a class of drugs called phenothiazine tranquilizers. It is used to treat nausea and vomiting due to certain conditions like migraine.

Use

Prochlorperazine Maleate is available as tablets of 5 mg concentration. It may be used to treat: -

  • Nausea and vomiting due to migraine, cancer chemotherapy or radiotherapy
  • Vertigo due to Labyrinthitis or Meniere’s syndrome
  • Mental illness such as schizophrenia
  • Short term anxiety disorder
  • Dosage and administration

    For adults: -

    For nausea and vomiting - The recommended dose is the 5 mg or 10 mg tablets to be taken 3 to 4 times in a day.

    For non-psychotic anxiety and mild schizophrenia - The recommended dose is the 5 mg tablets to be taken 3 to 4 times in a day.

    Moderate to severe schizophrenia - The recommended dose is the 10 mg tablets to be taken 3 to 4 times in a day, till the symptoms are brought under control.

    For children: -

    For nausea and vomiting - The daily dose should be given according to their body weight:

    Between 20 to 29 pounds - not to exceed 7.5 mg a day.

    Between 30 to 39 pounds - not to exceed 10 mg a day.

    Between 40 to 85 pounds - not to exceed 15 mg a day.

    For schizophrenia; between the age of 2 to 5 years, the daily dose should not exceed 20 mg and between the age of 6 to 12 years, the daily dose should not exceed 25 mg.

    Warning

  • Tell your doctor if you are allergic to this drug or to any other substances.
  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of kidney problems, liver disorders, cardiac disorders like irregular heartbeat, stroke, or a history of blood clotting problems.
  • Consult your doctor if you have any history of Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, dementia, seizures, depression, signs of glaucoma, pheochromocytoma, Myasthenia Gravis, or any history of bone marrow suppression.
  • This drug is known to cause dizziness hence you are advised not to drive after taking the normal dose of this drug. Also, avoid alcoholic beverages.
  • This medication is not recommended for children under 2 years of age.
  • This drug will make your skin more sensitive to sunlight, hence avoid being in the sun for too long and take all necessary precautions when outdoors.
  • Pregnant women and breast feeding mothers are to use this medication only if it has been prescribed by the doctor.
  • Side effects

  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Lightheadedness
  • Feeling restless or agitated
  • Insomnia
  • Loss of menstrual periods
  • Breast enlargement in men
  • Increased skin sensitivity
  • Blurred vision
  • Constipation
  • Flatulence
  • Itching
  • Rashes
  • Dry mouth