What is Prochlorperazine?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Prochlorperazine is used for the management of nausea and vomiting; and psychotic disorders including schizophrenia and anxiety. It may also be used for behavioral syndromes in dementia and psychosis/agitation related to Alzheimer's dementia.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Nausea 84 40
Gastroparesis 16 3
Migraine headaches 13 5
Dizziness 11 6
Migraine 8 10

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 8
Moderate 6
Mild 13
None 71

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Prochlorperazine

Side effect Patients Percentage
Fatigue 3
Drowsiness 2
Sleepiness 2
Vertigo 2
Anxious mood 1
Blurry vision 1

Show all 21 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Prochlorperazine

Dosage Patients Percentage
10mg as needed 6
5 mg three times daily 2
5mg as needed 2
5 mg daily 1
10 mg twice daily 1
10 mg three times daily 1
10 mg four times daily 1
2 5mg as needed 1
3mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Prochlorperazine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Course of treatment ended 21
Doctor's advice 19
Did not seem to work 15
Other 14
Side effects too severe 11
Personal research 3
See all 69 patients who've stopped taking Prochlorperazine

Duration

Currently taking Prochlorperazine

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 4
5 - 10 years 6
10 years or more 2

Stopped taking Prochlorperazine

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 34
1 - 6 months 12
6 months - 1 year 7
1 - 2 years 5
2 - 5 years 11
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 63
Usually 17
Sometimes 10
Never taken as prescribed 8
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 17
Not at all hard to take 76
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 3
$25-49 0
< $25 29
Not specified 66

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Prochlorperazine after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Ondansetron (Zofran) 4
Promethazine (Phenergan) 3
Metoclopramide (Reglan) 2
Rizatriptan (Maxalt) 2
Amantadine (Symmetrel) 1

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Patients stopped taking Prochlorperazine and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Ondansetron (Zofran) 3
Metoclopramide (Reglan) 2
Acetaminophen-butalbital-caffeine-codeine (Fioricet with Codeine) 1
Amitriptyline (Elavil) 1
Cyclizine 1

Show all 9 treatments patients report switching to

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7 patient evaluations for Prochlorperazine

Oct 13, 2014 (Started Aug 12, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for prostate cancer)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for nausea)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 17, 2013 (Started Jul 22, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for migraine)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nausea and vomiting)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: the extra cost is a problem sometimes I usually dont take this as soon as I should due to hoping the migraine will subside and I won't need to take this medication. When I wait to long to take it I then end up vomiting anyway even after taking the medication as it takes too long to start working. When I do take it on time it helps a lot.

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 1, 2012 (Started Apr 05, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for nausea)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks
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