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Compro
(Prochlorperazine)

Marinol
(Dronabinol)

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.Coming soon.
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Side effects
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How it works
ComproMarinol
Compro (Prochlorperazine) is an antiemetic (anti-nausea medicine). It works by blocking signals in the part of your brain that causes vomiting.Coming soon.
Type of medication
ComproMarinol
Prescription only
Available as
ComproMarinol
  • Pill
  • Suppository
  • Pill
Used for
ComproMarinol
  • AIDS Loss Of Appetite Chemotherapy Induced Nausea And Vomiting Prophylaxis
Risk factors for serious side effects
ComproMarinol
  • 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 »
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      Pregnancy

      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.

      Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

      Alcohol
      ComproMarinol
      • Can make you really drowsy. Drinking alcohol with it can make the drowsiness even worse.
      • Don't drink alcohol to avoid intense side effects.
      No alcohol related info.
      Pain
      ComproMarinol
      • Taking certain medications for pain, allergies, or mood conditions can worsen the side effects of Compro.
      No pain related info.
      Sleep
      ComproMarinol
      • Can make you really drowsy. Drinking alcohol with it can make the drowsiness even worse.
      • 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.
      No sleep related info.
      Upsides and benefits
      ComproMarinol
      • 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.
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      Downsides and risks
      ComproMarinol
      • 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.
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      Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
      ComproMarinol
      • 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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