Precautions and Warnings With Prochlorperazine
Who Should Not Take Prochlorperazine?
You should not take prochlorperazine if you:
- Are allergic to prochlorperazine maleate, Compazine, or any inactive ingredients used in making the medication. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
- Are younger than two years old or weigh less than 20 pounds. Also, prochlorperazine should not be used to treat nausea and vomiting during surgery for children.
- Are taking large doses of medications or substances that cause significant drowsiness (see Drug Interactions With Prochlorperazine).
There are a number of situations in which prochlorperazine should not be taken, as well as a number of precautions and warnings people should be aware of before starting the medication. However, it is possible that not all of the warnings or precautions for prochlorperazine were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the prochlorperazine precautions and warnings that may apply to you.