What is compazine?

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It's the Brand name for the Generic name Prochlorperazine, a chemotherapy drug.

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Compazine is a dopamine receptor antagonist. It is used as antiemetic drug for nausea and vertigo. It is also used to treat migraine headaches or status migrainosus.

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What drug controls vomiting by inhibiting dopamine in the CRTZ?

Compazine (prochlorperazine).

How can Nausea and vomiting be treated?

Nausea and vomiting can be treated with antacids, Compazine, Tigan, or Zofran

What may be the consequences of accidentally dispensing compazine 25 mg suppositories instead 2.5 mg for a child?

3 words.. bye bye baby.

Is the drug torodol related to phenothiazines?

I recently was given a drug called torodol and had some reactions similar to ones I had when given compazine which is a phenothiazine and wondered if toradol were in that family of drugs as well?

If a patient is vomiting and IV antiemetics are not available what other route could be considered?

rectal administration is possible. Compazine, I believe, is one that can be. Scopalamine is sometimes administered in a patch form, too.

Recommend which tablet to take to stop vomiting?

Prescriptions like Compazine (Prochlorperazine), Visteril (Hydroxyzine), Zofran (Ondansetron) or Phenergan (Promethazine). Over the Counter Dramamine, Meclizine, Pepto-Bismol or Benadryl. Natural route peppermint or ginger.

Is medication administered to prevent or relieve nausea and vomiting?

Just go get some pepto bismol Not sure about Pepto, though my mom used to give Riopan, but a doctor can prescribe a number things. Compazine, Phenergan, Anzemet, or Zofran. Over the Counter drugs available, most common is dramamine or dimehydrinate.

Why does Benadryl help Extrapyramidal Symptoms?

Benadryl is Primarily an antihistamine, although it possesses some anticholinergic and (maybe) some dopaminergic activity. So if a patient is on compazine or promethazine these drugs will block dopamine at the receptor, causing EPS. Diphenhydramine will then block acetylcholine and this will bring balance to the dopamine and acetylcholine system in the substantia nigra - reducing or eliminating the EPS.

What is the brand name for prochlorper 10 mg tab?

Prochlorper 10 mg tablets is generic for Compazine 10 mg tablets. Most commonly prescribed for nausea/vomiting Always read your Rx labels before starting a new medication, and always check for (or ask your pharmacist about) potential conflicts between new medications and the ones you're currently taking! It could mean your life!

Do peppermints stop you from vomiting?

Peppermint oil in candies have had a historical reputation for helping to reduce nausea and vomiting, having been thus used as a "carminative" for over a hundred years. The effect is small and not effective in many people, though, consequently prescription anti-nausea meds such as Phenergan or Compazine may be required. It should be noted that nausea extending beyond a brief duration of 1-2 days will require examination and diagnostic workup by a physician.

Medication used to dry up secretions?

Anticholinergic drugs. Cholinergic drugs will actually increase the release of saliva and mucus from their respective glands.