Prochlorperazine

Prochlorperazine

Prochlorperazine is used to treat nausea and vomiting due to any cause, including migraine and motion sickness. The active ingredient prochlorperazine controls nausea and vomiting by blocking dopamine receptors in an area of the brain called the vomiting centre. More information

A doctor will review your order and write you a prescription, if appropriate. This prescription is then forwarded to a pharmacy. The pharmacy will have your medicine delivered to you within one to three working days. Read more about this process here.

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What is Prochlorperazine?

Prochlorperazine is used to treat nausea and vomiting due to any cause, including migraine and motion sickness. The active ingredient prochlorperazine controls nausea and vomiting by blocking dopamine receptors in an area of the brain called the vomiting centre. You can order Prochlorperazine online via a Dokteronline.com partner pharmacy. Prochlorperazine is a prescription-only medicine that can be obtained through an online consultation.

What is Prochlorperazine used for?

Nausea is one of the most unpleasant and frequent symptoms associated with migraine and motion sickness. Prochlorperazine prevents nausea by blocking dopamine receptors in an area of the brain that controls nausea and vomiting. For motion sickness, it is best to take this medicine before you travel, and for migraine, as soon as you feel a migraine attack coming on. Prochlorperazine can also be used to treat the symptoms after they start.

How to use Prochlorperazine

Prochlorperazine tablets should be swallowed whole, without chewing, with plenty of liquid. They can be taken with or without food. If you have forgotten to take a dose, you may take it as soon as you remember unless it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Never take a double dose to make up for the forgotten one.

Dosage

Prochlorperazine can be ordered online from our partner pharmacies. Unless otherwise prescribed by your doctor, the usual dose for adults and children aged 12 and above is:

  • To prevent nausea: 5 - 10 mg, two to three times a day.
  • For acute nausea: 20 mg, if necessary followed by 10 mg after two hours.

Unless a doctor advises otherwise, this medicine is not suitable for children under 12 years of age. Read the package leaflet before use.

Side effects

Prochlorperazine tablets may cause side effects, including:

  • Nasal congestion;
  • Dizziness;
  • Sleepiness;
  • Skin rash or increased sensitivity of the skin to UV light;
  • Erectile dysfunction;
  • Insomnia;
  • Dry mouth;
  • Nervousness;
  • High blood prolactin (milk producing hormone) level. This may lead to symptoms such as production of milk in both men and women.

Consult a doctor if these or other side effects are severe or persistent. For a complete list of possible side effects, see the package leaflet.

When not to use Prochlorperazine

Prochlorperazine is not suitable for everyone. Do not use this medicine if you are allergic to prochlorperazine or any other ingredient in this medicine. Consult a doctor before using this medicine if you have:

  • A heart, liver or blood disease;
  • Glaucoma, epilepsy, dementia or Parkinson's disease;
  • Prostate and thyroid problems;
  • Other health issues.

To avoid potential drug interaction, it is important to tell your doctor what medicines you are already taking before you start treatment with this medicine. There may be an increased risk of drowsiness and sedation if Prochlorperazine is taken with other medicines, including certain tranquillisers and antidepressants. For more information on contraindications, interactions and warnings, see the package leaflet.

Pregnancy/driving ability/alcohol

Prochlorperazine should not be used by pregnant or breastfeeding women. This medicine may cause sleepiness and dizziness. Stay out of traffic if you experience these side effects. You should avoid drinking alcohol while you are taking this medicine, as it can increase the risk of (serious) side effects.