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Is compazine a prescription drug?

Uses. This medication is used to treat severe nausea and vomiting from certain causes (for example, after surgery or cancer treatment). Prochlorperazine belongs to a class of drugs known as phenothiazines. This medication is not recommended for use in children younger than 2 years or in children going through surgery.

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In this way, what type of drug is compazine?

Compazine (prochlorperazine) is a phenothiazine anti-psychotic used to treat psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia. Compazine (prochlorperazine) is also used to treat anxiety, and to control severe nausea and vomiting. The brand name Compazine is discontinued in the U.S. Generic versions may still be available.

Secondly, can you buy prochlorperazine over the counter? Prochlorperazine is also available to buy over-the-counter from pharmacies. It comes as a buccal tablet (dissolves in the mouth) that is used to relieve sickness caused by migraine.

Also to know, is compazine used for pain?

Phenothiazines are used to treat serious mental and emotional disorders, including schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders. Some are used also to control agitation in certain patients, severe nausea and vomiting, severe hiccups, and moderate to severe pain in some hospitalized patients.

Can you give compazine IM?

To Control Severe Nausea and Vomiting Initially 5 to 10 mg (1 to 2 mL) injected deeply into the upper outer quadrant of the buttock. If necessary, repeat every 3 or 4 hours. Total I.M. dosage should not exceed 40 mg per day.

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