Compare chlorpromazine vs. Compro

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Chlorpromazine

Compro
(Prochlorperazine)

Coming soon.Helps you feel less queasy. Compro (Prochlorperazine) can be used to treat severe nausea and vomiting and can be taken orally or rectally, but get ready for a nap.
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Reviews for Compro (Prochlorperazine)
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Side effects
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We haven’t found good data for chlorpromazine side effects.

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How it works
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Coming soon.Compro (Prochlorperazine) is an antiemetic (anti-nausea medicine). It works by blocking signals in the part of your brain that causes vomiting.
Type of medication
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Anti-nausea, Antipsychotic
Antidopaminergic
Prescription only
Available as
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  • Pill
  • Pill
  • Suppository
Used for (click to learn more)
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  • Acute intermittent porphyria Apprehension
Risk factors for serious side effects
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  • Over age 65
  • Dementia
  • Taking antipsychotics
  • History of seizures
  • Age over 65
      • Taking with alcohol
      • Taking other medicines that make you less alert
      Detailed Compro (Prochlorperazine) risks & warnings »
      Pregnancy category
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      NFDA pregnancy category (Unknown)

      The FDA hasn’t classified this medicine’s effects on unborn babies. Talk with your doctor about this medicine if you’re pregnant or planning on it.

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      NFDA pregnancy category (Unknown)

      The FDA hasn’t classified this medicine’s effects on unborn babies. Talk with your doctor about this medicine if you’re pregnant or planning on it.

      See the FDA package insert
      Alcohol
      No specific alcohol-related info.
      • Can make you really drowsy. Drinking alcohol with it can make the drowsiness even worse.
      • Don't drink alcohol to avoid intense side effects.
      Food
      No specific food-related info.No specific food-related info.
      Kidneys and liver
      No specific kidneys and liver-related info.No specific kidneys and liver-related info.
      Sex
      No specific sex-related info.No specific sex-related info.
      Sleep
      No specific sleep-related info.
      • Can make you really drowsy. Drinking alcohol with it can make the drowsiness even worse.
      Weight
      No specific weight-related info.No specific weight-related info.
      Upsides and benefits
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      Coming soon.
      • Available in generic, so it's cheap.
      • Can be taken by mouth, as a shot, or rectally.
      • Can take anywhere from 10 minutes (by shot) to 60 minutes (rectally) to start working.
      Downsides and risks
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      • Can make you really drowsy. Drinking alcohol with it can make the drowsiness even worse.
      • Can't be used by people over 65 because they can be more affected by the side effects.
      • It can make you more likely to get heatstroke.
      Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
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      • Compro comes in different forms. Be clear on which one you were prescribed - swallow tablets orally, unwrap and insert suppositories rectally.
      • You'll likely feel very sleepy, sluggish, or less alert after taking Compro. Avoid driving or other tasks that require your focused attention; be safe.
      • Don't drink alcohol to avoid intense side effects.
      • Taking certain medications for pain, allergies, or mood conditions can worsen the side effects of Compro.
      • Avoid using if you experience seizures (epilepsy).
      • Don't use if you're 65 or older because you're at higher risk for serious side effects.
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