prochlorperazine - oral, Compazine
GENERIC NAME: PROCHLORPERAZINE - ORAL (PROE-klor-PER-a-zeen)
BRAND NAME(S): Compazine
WARNING: There may be a slightly increased risk of serious, possibly fatal side effects (such as heart failure, fast/irregular heartbeat, pneumonia) when this medication is used by older adults with dementia. This medication is not approved for the treatment of dementia-related behavior problems. Discuss the risks and benefits of this medication with the doctor.
USES: This medication is used to treat severe nausea and vomiting from certain causes (for example, after surgery or cancer treatment). Prochlorperazine belongs to a class of drugs known as phenothiazines.This medication is not recommended for use in children younger than 2 years or in children going through surgery.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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