prochlorperazine sustained action capsule-oral, Compazine
GENERIC NAME: PROCHLORPERAZINE SUSTAINED ACTION CAPSULE - ORAL (pro-klor-PAIR-uh-zeen)
BRAND NAME(S): Compazine
HOW TO USE: Take by mouth as directed by your doctor. Swallow whole. Do not crush or chew because it will destroy the long action of this medication and may increase side effects. May be taken with food or milk to lessen stomach irritation. Do not take more medication than prescribed.
SIDE EFFECTS: Constipation, drowsiness, vision changes or dry mouth may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor. Unlikely to occur, but report promptly: restlessness, muscle stiffness, weakness, difficulty speaking, loss of balance, mask- like facial expressions, trembling or shaking, dizziness, lip smacking or other uncontrollable movements, difficulty urinating, skin rash/discoloration. Very unlikely to occur, but report promptly: sore throat, unusual bleeding or bruising, stomach pain, yellowing of eyes or skin, dark urine, hot dry skin, vomiting. Though very unlikely to occur, notify your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following effects: severe muscle stiffness, confusion, fever, seizures, irregular/fast heartbeat, increased sweating, prolonged/painful erection. In the unlikely event you have a serious allergic reaction to this drug, seek immediate medical attention. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
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