prochlorperazine - rectal, Compazine
GENERIC NAME: PROCHLORPERAZINE - RECTAL (pro-klor-PAIR-uh-zeen)
BRAND NAME(S): Compazine
WARNING: There may be a slightly increased risk of serious, possibly fatal side effects (such as pneumonia, heart failure) when this medication is used in 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 your doctor.
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.
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