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Compazine is the brand name for prochlorperazine, a versatile drug used to treat several different illnesses. It is given to control severe nausea and vomiting, including that which is caused by chemotherapy and radiation therapy. It is also used to treat some mental illnesses, especially schizophrenia and anxiety. It is available in tablets, capsules, syrup, injections and suppositories.

There are many various side effects of Compazine, and different people react to it differently, making it very hard to anticipate which people will have which reactions. Some of the possible side effects of Compazine can include dizziness, blurred vision, low blood pressure and drowsiness. Compazine can also affect the liver, causing jaundice and fever, so if you have those symptoms you should report them to your doctor as soon as possible. Another complication is leukopenia, which is a drop in white blood cell count. This is often indicated by a sudden sore throat or other infection. Compazine can also cause abnormal muscle rigidity, constipation, convulsions, headache, variations in blood sugar, menstrual irregularities, spasms in your back, feet, ankles, jaw and neck, and tremors. There are many other possible side effects, and not everyone will experience the sameones in the same ways, so be sure to check with your doctor and report any reactions you might be having.

You should not take Compazine in certain circumstances. If you are allergic or react badly to drugs such as Thorazine or Prolixin, you will likely react badly to Compazine. You should also not take Coimazine if you drink heavily, take barbiturates, or take narcotics. It is not meant for people being treated for brain tumors, glaucoma, or leukemia, and it should be avoided by people who spend time around extreme heat or pesticides. In addition, Comapzine makes it harder for your body to deal with heat at all, so use sun block, wear clothes that protect your skin, and wear sunglasses.

One of the most serious complications of Compazine and other antipsychotic drugs is the possibility of developing NMS, or Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome. This disease appears as rigidity of the muscles, confusioin or other alterations of mental states, irregular heartbeat, and variations in blood pressure. NMS can be difficult to diagnose, but it can also be fatal, so anyone on Compazine or other antipsychotics should be consistently monitored.

Compazine should be given to elderly patients in lower doses, which are generally effective and can prevent unwanted side effects. It can also be given to children, but the dosage must be followed carefully, as a higher dosage can increase adverse reactions. It should not be given to children under twenty pounds or two years old. Children are also especially prone to dehydration, and so must be monitored carefully if they are on Compazine. Compazine is not usually prescribed for pregnant or nursing women, though it is sometimes prescribed incases of severe nausea. If a woman is nursing, she may be advised to stop nursing during Compazine treatment.

Compazine has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of compazine


• Molecular formula of compazine is C20H24ClN3S
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 2-chloro-10-[3-(4-methylpiperazin-1-yl)propyl]-10H-phenothiazine
• Molecular weight is 373.943 g/mol
Compazine available : 5mg tablets, 10mg tablets

Generic name: Prochlorperazine

Brand name(s): Buccastem, Capazine, Chlormeprazine, Chlorperazine, Combid, Compro, Emelent, Emetiral, Eskatrol, Kronocin, Meterazin, Meterazine, Nipodal, Novamin, Pasotomin, Prochloroperazine, Prochlorperazin, Prochlorpromazine, Procloperazine, Proclorperazine, Stemetil, Tementil, Temetid, Vertigon

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