Active Ingredient: The main active component of this drug is Prochlorperazine, which is a synthetic propylpiperazine derivative of phenothiazine with antiemetic, antipsychotic, antihistaminic, and anticholinergic activities. It antagonizes the dopamine D2-receptor in the chemoreceptor trigger zone (CTZ) of the brain and may prevent chemotherapy-induced emesis. This active ingredient is only found in individuals that have used or taken this drug. It is an antipsychotic used principally in the treatment of nausea; vomiting; and vertigo.
Indications: This effective medication is used to treat severe nausea and vomiting from certain causes for example, after surgery or cancer treatment. Compazine 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.
Action Mechanism: The exact mechanism of Compazine antipsychotics is unknown but the scientists believe that they may work by blocking the action of dopamine in the brain. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that nerves use to communicate with one another.
Dosages: This antipsychotic medicine is available for oral consumption and in dosage as mentioned below:
- 5 mg: This mentioned medication shall be taken with or without food as directed by the doctor, usually 3 to 4 times a day
Note: This medicine may make you dizzy or drowsy or blur your vision. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs alertness.
What is Compazine?
Compazine is an anti-psychotic medicine in a group of drugs called phenothiazines. It works by changing the actions of chemicals in your brain.
What is Compazine used for?
Compazine (oral medicine) is used to treat psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia. It is also used to treat anxiety, and to control severe nausea and vomiting.
How should be Compazine consumed?
Follow directions on prescription label. The doctor might occasionally change dose. Do not use Compazine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. If you take Compazine long-term, you might need frequent medical tests.
What should be avoided while taking Compazine?
This medication may cause drowsiness or blurred vision and may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert and able to see clearly.
How should be Compazine stored?
Compazine is recommended to be stored below 30°C (86 F). All other dosage forms may be stored between 15°C to 30°C (59 F to 86°F).