Prochlorperazine is used to treat and prevent nausea, vomiting and dizziness. It is also sometimes used for other conditions.
Take prochlorperazine as directed.
Take prochlorperazine tablets with a glass of water.
Remove the wrapper before inserting the suppositories into the rectum.
Should an occasional dose be missed it need not be taken later.
Some medicines available without a prescription may react with prochlorperazine including:
Tell your pharmacist or doctor about all medicines or treatments that you may be taking, including vitamins, herbal products (e.g. sleeping aids) or recreational drugs.
|Side Effects||Recommended action|
Face or neck muscle spasm, unusual eye movements
Feeling restless, strange or uncontrolled movements, tremor, stiffness
Fast or irregular heartbeat
|Tell your doctor immediately|
|Tell your doctor|
Dry mouth, blurred vision, constipation or trouble peeing (anticholinergic effects)
Anal irritation with suppository use
|Tell your doctor if troublesome|
If you notice any other effects, discuss them with your doctor or pharmacist.
This leaflet contains important, but not all, information about this medicine.
Prepared by the MyMedicines Committee at Christchurch Hospital, Te Whatu Ora - Waitaha, New Zealand. March 2023
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