Prochlorperazine Dosage and How to Use
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Prochlorperazine - Dosage and How to Use

How should Prochlorperazine be used?

  • ​It is available as tablet and injection formulation 
  • Follow the instructions on the medication label and take this medication as prescribed by your doctor
  • If your symptoms become persistent or worsening, seek help from your medical doctor as soon as possible
  • You may take this medication with or without food. 

What should I do if I miss a dose?

​If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. Then take your next dose at the usual time. Do not take two doses to make up for the missed dose. 

Do not take double the  dose for any  missed dose iIf you are taking  this medication as and when needed. 

What should I do if I overdose?

Prochlorperazine - Additional Information

​The symptoms of a drug allergy include one or more of the following: 

  • Swollen face/eyes/lips/tongue
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Itchy skin rashes over your whole body

Rarely this medication may cause:

  •  High fever, severe muscle stiffness, confusion, irregular blood pressure (signs and symptoms of neuroleptic malignant syndrome)
  • Muscle stiffness and spasms (such as in the face, neck and back), difficulty in speaking or swallowing, twitching or upward rolling of eyes (dystonia)
  • Uncontrollable movements (such as in the face, tongue, jaw or other parts of the body) ({tardive dyskinesia)
  • Fever, sore throat and/or mouth ulcers that do not go away (symptoms of blood dyscrasia)
  • Increased prolactin hormone in the blood (hyperprolactinemia)
    • Changes in menstrual cycle in females (irregular or stopping of menstrual periods) and/or
    • Abnormal breast swelling, soreness or secretion (in both men and women)  

If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately

  • Updated on 7/31/2022 12:00:00 AM
  • Article contributed by Sengkang General Hospital Sengkang General Hospital
The information provided is not intended as medical advice. Terms of use. Information provided by SingHealth

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