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 83 40
Gastroparesis 16 3
Migraine headaches 13 5
Dizziness 11 6
Migraine 7 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
Severe 9
Moderate 6
Mild 12
None 68

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Prochlorperazine

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

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Prochlorperazine

Dosage Patients
10mg as needed 13
5mg as needed 7
5 mg three times daily 2
5 mg daily 1
10 mg twice daily 1
10 mg three times daily 1
10 mg four times daily 1
1mg as needed 1
2 5mg as needed 1
25mg as needed 1

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Why patients stopped taking Prochlorperazine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 21
Doctor's advice 19
Did not seem to work 14
Other 14
Side effects too severe 11
Personal research 3
See all 68 patients who've stopped taking Prochlorperazine

Duration

Currently taking Prochlorperazine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 9
5 - 10 years 10
10 years or more 5

Stopped taking Prochlorperazine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 33
1 - 6 months 12
6 months - 1 year 7
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 10
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 60
Usually 18
Sometimes 9
Never taken as prescribed 8
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 17
Not at all hard to take 73
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 3
$25-49 0
< $25 30
Not specified 62

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Prochlorperazine after stopping:

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

Show all 7 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Prochlorperazine and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Ondansetron (Zofran) 3
Promethazine (Phenergan) 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
    Major (for nausea)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for prostate cancer)
  • 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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