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Compazine is the brand name for the generic drug prochlorperazine. This medication is used as an antipsychotic, or antiemetic, or a tranquilizer. This medicine is available in strengths of 5 mg and 10 mg tablets. This medicine is also available in the form of sustained release tablets, vials, suppositories, and syrup. This drug comes under the category of phenothiazines. This acts by altering the actions of certain chemicals in the brain. It is used in the treatment of schizophrenia, anxiety, nausea and vomiting.
Compazine is used for treating schizophrenia and non-psychotic anxiety. The maximum recommended dosage of Compazine in a day is 20 mg. It is advised not to take this medication for more than one and a half months as it might lead to involuntary movements, gastrointestinal disorders, and neurological disorders. For treating psychotic disorders a dosage of 5 mg for 3 or 4 times a day is recommended. See that you do not exceed 20 mg per day. For treating nausea and vomiting a dosage of 5 mg or 10 mg can be taken for 3 or 4 times. See that you do not exceed 40 mg in such treatments. Suppositories used can be of 25 mg two times daily. In case of vials the initial dosage can be 1 or 2mL and can be injected in the buttock. In case of I.V. dosage it could be 1/2 to 2 mL and should be injected slowly either diluted or undiluted with an isotonic solution.
Some of the patients taking Compazine might get uncontrolled movements of the eyes, arms, tongue, lips and face. If you see such conditions contact your doctor immediately. Adults who are having dementia conditions should not take this medication as it might lead to sudden death, pneumonia, or heart failure. If you are already having conditions like glaucoma, heart disease, high blood pressure, severe asthma, adrenal gland tumor, urinary problems and prostate problems, then you have to disclose these conditions to your doctor for possible adjustment of dosage of Compazine. If you are pregnant consult your doctor before taking this medication as it might affect the baby.
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