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Prochlorperazine - What is it for

​Prochlorperazine is a type of anti-emetic agent which blocks dopamine (a type of chemical messenger). By blocking dopamine, signals are unable to travel to the vomiting center in the brain, therefore relieving the sensation of nausea (feeling sick) and vomiting on its own or nausea and vomiting due to other causes such as Meniere disease or inner ear problems for example vertigo (giddiness).

Prochlorperazine - Additional Information

​The symptoms of a drug allergy include one or more of the following: 

  • Swollen face/eyes/lips/tongue
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Itchy skin rashes over your whole body

Rarely this medication may cause:

  •  High fever, severe muscle stiffness, confusion, irregular blood pressure (signs and symptoms of neuroleptic malignant syndrome)
  • Muscle stiffness and spasms (such as in the face, neck and back), difficulty in speaking or swallowing, twitching or upward rolling of eyes (dystonia)
  • Uncontrollable movements (such as in the face, tongue, jaw or other parts of the body) ({tardive dyskinesia)
  • Fever, sore throat and/or mouth ulcers that do not go away (symptoms of blood dyscrasia)
  • Increased prolactin hormone in the blood (hyperprolactinemia)
    • Changes in menstrual cycle in females (irregular or stopping of menstrual periods) and/or
    • Abnormal breast swelling, soreness or secretion (in both men and women)  

If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately

  • Updated on 7/31/2022 12:00:00 AM
  • Article contributed by Sengkang General Hospital Sengkang General Hospital
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