Drug Class: What is Compazine an why is it prescribed?
Compazine Mechanism: How does Compazine work?
Compazine Dosage: How should you take Compazine
Possible food and drug interactions when taking Compazine
Special information on Compazine
Compazine side effects
|Drug Class: What is Compazine an why is it prescribed?|
|Generic Compazine is in a class of drugs called phenothiazines.
Generic Compazine is used to control severe nausea and vomiting. Generic Compazine is also used to treat symptoms such as hallucinations and hostility of the mental disorder schizophrenia, and is occasionally prescribed for anxiety.
Generic Compazine is also used to treat the nausea and vomiting caused by radiation therapy, cancer chemotherapy and surgery.
Generic Compazine is also used to control symptoms such as nausea and dizziness which are caused by inner ear disorders.
Generic Compazine is sometimes prescribed for other uses.
Generic Compazine was approved by the FDA in 1956.
|Compazine Mechanism: How does Compazine work?|
|Generic Compazine belongs to a group of medications known as the phenothiazine antipsychotics. It is sometimes referred to as a \'major tranquilliser\'.
Generic Compazine acts by blocking a variety of receptors in the brain, particularly dopamine receptors. Dopamine is involved in transmitting signals between brain cells. When there is an excess amount of dopamine in the brain it causes over-stimulation of dopamine receptors. These receptors normally act to modify behaviour and over-stimulation may result in psychotic illness. Generic Compazine blocks these receptors and stops them becoming over-stimulated, thereby helping to control psychotic illness.
Although Generic Compazine can be used in the control of psychotic conditions such as schizophrenia, Generic Compazine also affects receptors in an area of the brain that controls nausea and vomiting. For this reason, Generic Compazine is useful in the treatment of nausea and vomiting, especially when it is caused by medication or radiation treatment.
|Compazine Dosage: How should you take Compazine|
|Always take Generic Compazine under the supervision of your doctor
To Control Severe Nausea and Vomiting
Take each dose of Generic Compazine with a full glass (8 ounces) of water.
Generic Compazine can be taken with or without food or milk.
Do not crush, break, or chew the Generic Compazine tablets. Swallow them whole.
For Non-psychotic Anxiety
Treatment should not continue for longer than 12 weeks, and daily doses should not exceed 20 milligrams.
Children under 2 years of age or weighing less than 20 pounds should not be given Generic Compazine. If a child becomes restless or excited after taking Generic Compazine, do not give the child another dose.
For Severe Nausea and Vomiting
Children 20 to 29 Pounds
Children 30 to 39 Pounds
Children 40 to 85 Pounds
Total daily amount should not exceed 15 milligrams.
If you miss a Generic Compazine dose
Generic Compazine Overdose
Generic Compazine Storage instructions
Generic Compazine Preparations:
|Possible food and drug interactions when taking Compazine|
Before taking Compazine, tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines:
Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with Compazine. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines
|Special information on Compazine|
Most Important Fact about Generic Compazine
You may not be able to take Generic Compazine, or you may require a lower dose or special monitoring if you have any of the conditions listed above.
Generic Compazine precautions if you are pregnant or breastfeeding
Special warnings about Generic Compazine
Dizziness is likely to occur when you rise from a sitting or lying position. Rise slowly to prevent dizziness and a possible fall.
Use alcohol cautiously. Alcohol may increase drowsiness and dizziness while you are taking Generic Compazine.
Avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight. Generic Compazine may increase the sensitivity of your skin to sunlight. Use a sunscreen and wear protective clothing when exposure to the sun is unavoidable.
Why Generic Compazine should not be prescribed?
|Compazine side effects|
Serious side effects of Generic Compazine may include:
Less serious side effects of Generic Compazine may include:
Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.
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