Compazine is used to treat psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia, and it is used in anti-emetic treatment of nausea and vertigo.
Active Ingredient: Prochlorperazine
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Compazine is an anti-psychotic medication which is used to treat psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia. Compazine is also used to control severe nausea and vomiting and to treat anxiety. Compazine changes the actions of chemicals in your brain. Compazine is usually used as tranquilizer and antipsychotic drug.
Dosage and direction
Take it orally with a full glass of water, with or without food or milk.
The recommended dose for adults depend on the type of disease:
To Control Severe Nausea and Vomiting
The usual dosage is one 5-milligram or 10-milligram tablet 3 or 4 times a day.
For Non-psychotic Anxiety
The usual dose is 5 milligrams, taken 3 or 4 times a day.
Relatively Mild Schizophrenia
The usual dose is 5 or 10 milligrams, taken 3 or 4 times daily.
Moderate to Severe Schizophrenia
Dosages usually start at 10 milligrams, taken 3 or 4 times a day.
More Severe Schizophrenia
Dosages may range from 100 to 150 milligrams per day.
The recommended dose for children also depends from type of disease, weight and their age:
Children under 2 years of age or weighing less than 20 pounds should not be given Compazine.
For Severe Nausea and Vomiting
An oral dose of Compazine is usually not needed for more than 1 day.
Children 20 to 29 Pounds
The common dose is 2-0.5 mg 1 or 2 times daily. Do not give over 7.5 mg daily.
Children 30 to 39 Pounds
The usual dose is 2-0.5 mg 2 or 3 times daily. Do not give over 10 mg daily.
Children 40 to 85 Pounds
The usual dose is 2-0.5 mg 3 times daily, or 5 mg 2 times daily. Do not give over 15 mg.
For Psychotic Disorders
Children 2 to 5 Years Old
The starting oral or rectal dose is 2-0.5 mg 2 or 3 times daily. Do not give over 10 mg the first day and 20 mg thereafter.
Children 6 to 12 Years Old
The starting oral or rectal dose is 2-0.5 mg 2 or 3 times daily. Do not give over 10 mg the first day and 25 mg thereafter.
Note: this instruction presented here just for review. It's necessary to consult your doctor before using. It will help you to get best results.
Use Compazine with cautions in people with hepatic or renal disease, glaucoma, prostatic hypertrophy, severe asthma, prolonged use, cardiovascular disease, epilepsy. Do not use in children under 5 years age. Compazine should not be used during pregnancy,when you plan to become pregnant or during lactation without doctor's advice. Do not use Compazine before breast-feeding without doctor's permission.
Compazine is not allowed to people who are hypersensitive to any components of this drug. Contraindicated in people with severe toxic CNS depression, coma, subcortical brain damage, bone marrow depression,severe liver or cardiac disease, narrow-angle glaucoma, pediatric surgery.
Possible side effect
They may include all types of an allergic reaction. Also the most possible side effects include:
twitching or uncontrollable movements of your eyes, tongue, lips, face, arms, or legs;
tremor, drooling, trouble swallowing, problems with balance or walking;
feeling restless, jittery, or agitated;
high fever, stiff muscles, confusion, sweating, fast or uneven heartbeats, rapid breathing;
feeling like you might pass out;
seizure (black-out or convulsions);
decreased night vision, tunnel vision, watery eyes, increased sensitivity to light;
nausea and stomach pain, skin rash, and jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
pale skin, easy bruising or bleeding, fever, sore throat, flu symptoms;
urinating less than usual or not at all;
joint pain or swelling with fever, swollen glands, muscle aches, chest pain, vomiting, unusual thoughts or behavior, and patchy skin color;
slow heart rate, weak pulse, fainting, slow breathing (breathing may stop).
Less serious include:
dizziness, drowsiness, anxiety;
sleep problems (insomnia), strange dreams;
dry mouth, stuffy nose;
breast swelling or discharge;
a missed menstrual period; weight gain, swelling in your hands or feet;
impotence, trouble having an orgasm;
mild itching or skin rash;
If you experience one of them stop using Compazine and tell your doctor as soon as possible. Also consult your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual.
Also note that an interaction between two medications does not always mean that you
must stop taking one of them. Usually it affects the the effect of drugs, so consult your doctor about how these interactions are being managed or should be managed.
If you forgot to take your dose in time, please do it as soon as you remember. But do not take if it is too late or almost time for your next dose. Do not increase your recommended dose. Take your usual dose next day in the same regularly time.
Sympotms of Compazine overdose may include dry mouth, constipation, bloating or stomach cramps, extreme drowsiness or feeling restless and agitated, changes in heart rate, fever, and fainting. If you experience one of them or any unusual symptoms call your doctor immediately.
Store at room temperature between 20-25 C (68-77 F).
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