prochlorperazine - injection, Compazine
GENERIC NAME: PROCHLORPERAZINE - INJECTION (pro-klor-PAIR-uh-zeen)
BRAND NAME(S): Compazine
USES: This medication is used to treat severe nausea and vomiting from various causes (e.g., anti-cancer treatment, migraine headaches, after surgery).Prochlorperazine is a phenothiazine medication that works by affecting the balance of natural chemicals (neurotransmitters) in the brain to reduce nausea and the urge to vomit.This medication is not recommended for use in children under 2 years old or during surgery on children.
HOW TO USE: This medication is used by injection into a vein or by deep injection into a muscle (usually the buttock). Avoid injecting under the skin due to local irritation.The dosage is based on your age, medical condition, and response to therapy. Do not increase your dose or use this medication more often without your doctor's approval. Your condition will not improve any faster, and the risk of serious side effects may be increased.If you are taking this medication on a prescribed schedule, use it regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time(s) each day.Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
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