A healthcare provider may recommend prochlorperazine for the treatment of a number of conditions, including schizophrenia, anxiety, and severe nausea or vomiting. While the drug is not a cure for anxiety or schizophrenia, it can help control symptoms of these conditions. Prochlorperazine, which is available by prescription, comes in tablet, rectal suppository, and injectable forms. Side effects of the medicine may include a dry mouth, dizziness, drowsiness, and blurred vision.
As with any medicine, there are possible side effects with prochlorperazine. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it well. When side effects do occur, in most cases they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
- Unusual body movements, shakiness, or twitches
- Blurred vision
- Sexual problems (see Compazine Sexual Side Effects)
- Dry mouth (see Compazine and Dry Mouth).