Prochlorperazine 5mg Tablets

  • Treats nausea and sickness
  • Works within 30-60 minutes
  • Effectively treats nausea caused by a range of conditions 

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What is Prochlorperazine 5mg Tablets?

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Prochlorperazine is an anti-sickness medicine that is taken to prevent nausea and vomiting. It contains the active ingredient prochlorperazine maleate and can be taken to treat the likes of morning sickness and vertigo.

You can buy Prochlorperazine 5mg Tablets online from Medicine Direct once you have completed a simple online consultation with a registered medical professional. They will prescribe you this medicine after reviewing your answers.

You can then place your order with out UK-based pharmacy; order by 2pm and you will receive next day delivery.

What are Prochlorperazine 5mg tablets used to treat?

Prochlorperazine 5mg tablets are an effective medicine for nausea and vomiting. They can also be used to treat migraines and dizziness as a result of ear problems. In some cases, Prochlorperazine may also be prescribed to treat anxiety.

The active ingredient contained in Prochlorperazine 5mg tablets is prochlorperazine maleate, which belongs to a group of medicines known as phenothiazines.

Typically Prochlorperazine 5mg tablets will start to work in around 30 to 60 minutes. They work by blocking the dopamine receptors in the section of the brain that causes nausea.

Prochlorperazine are available as Prochlorperazine Buccal tablets which dissolve in your mouth, making them an excellent choice for people who have difficulty swallowing medication. They are also available as a branded version Stemetil (Prochlorperazine) 5mg Tablets which essential contains the same active ingredient and dosage.

You can use Prochlorperazine 5mg tablets to treat nausea that comes with a variety of different conditions, including:

  • Morning sickness
  • Travel sickness
  • Migraines
  • Vertigo (dizziness)
  • Conditions that affect balance
  • Sickness that comes from cancer treatments, general anaesthetics or from taking other medicines

What you need to know before you take Prochlorperazine 5mg tablets

Prochlorperazine provides effective relief from nausea and vomiting, but it may not be suitable for everyone to use.

Do not take Prochlorperazine tablets if any of the following apply to you:

  • You are allergic to prochlorperazine maleate or any of the other ingredients contained in this medicine (compressible sugar (sucrose), povidone K30, xanthan gum, locust bean gum, talc, magnesium stearate and riboflavin sodium phosphate)
  • You have any prostate gland problems
  • You have any liver problems
  • You have any blood problems
  • You have epilepsy, Parkinson’s Disease or glaucoma

Talk to your doctor before taking Prochlorperazine tablets:

  • If you are elderly
  • If you are currently pregnant, trying to get pregnant, think you might be pregnant or are breastfeeding
  • If you have AIDS
  • If you suffer from myasthenia gravis, a condition which causes muscle weakness
  • If you are at risk of a stroke or blood clot, such as diabetes, high cholesterol levels, high blood pressure, or you smoke
  • If you or anyone in your family has a history of blood clots

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

Only take these tablets if you are pregnant, think you might be pregnant or are trying to get pregnant if your doctor prescribed them for you to use.

When taken in the final three months of pregnancy, a newborn baby may experience the following:

  • Muscle stiffness/weakness
  • Agitation
  • Difficulty feeding
  • Breathing problems
  • Shaking

Speak to your doctor if your baby develops any of these issues.

You should not take these tablets while breastfeeding as there is not enough research to prove that it it safe to do so. Learn more about prochlorperazine during pregnancy.

Possible side effects

Like all medication, Prochlorperazine does come with the risk of certain side effects. However, not everyone who takes this medicine will be affected by them.

The following side effects may occur in an unknown frequency:

  • Dry mouth
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Agitation
  • Skin reactions
  • Unusual movements (including in the face and tongue), tremors, muscle rigidity
  • Altered or loss of taste
  • Burning, tingling or pricking of the mouth
  • High blood sugar levels (this may make you thirsty, cause dry mouth, tiredness, recurrent infections or needing to urinate more often)
  • The condition cholestasis
  • Increased sensitivity to sunlight
  • Insomnia
  • Impotence, problems with ejaculation or persistent/painful erections
  • Gum and mouth irritation
  • Mouth numbness
  • Low blood pressure

Please speak to your doctor or pharmacist if you are bothered by any of these reactions.

This list is not exhaustive. For rarer and more serious reactions, please read the Side Effects tab on this page.

Non-medicinal alternatives for nausea

Various different forms of therapy can be applied to help reduce or control nausea. Of course, therapeutic alternatives will not provide such swift relief from this problem as medication will, but they can be used in the long term to help you overcome this problem.

Therapy can also be combined with medical treatments if needed.

Methods that may help to reduce feeling or being sick work by helping you to feel more in control, helping you to relax and distract you from your nauseous feeling.

Non- medical alternatives can include acupuncture or acupressure, self-hypnosis and progressive muscle relaxation.

Where can I buy Prochlorperazine 5mg tablets online safely?

Never buy Prochlorperazine or any other medicine online unless it is from a UK-registered pharmacy that is regulated by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), like Medicine Direct.

Each member of our medical team possesses experience in working in either an NHS hospital or other professional clinic setting. All are registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), General Medical Council (GMC) and Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). This means that they are legally qualified to prescribe medication, just like your local GP.

Prochlorperazine 5mg tablets Dosage and Directions

How to take Prochlorperazine tablets

Our pharmacists and prescribers will follow NICE prescribing guidelines when prescribing Prochlorperazine tablets. 

Always take Prochlorperazine tablets exactly as instructed by your doctor or pharmacist. Read the patient information leaflet thoroughly and ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.

For adults and children over the age of 12, the recommended daily dose is one or two tablets twice a day. Prochlorperazine should not be taken by anyone under the age of 12.

To take Prochlorperazine, place the tablet high up along your top gum, under the upper lip.

Allow the tablet to dissolve, which may take between 1 and 2 hours, although most people find that the tablet becomes unnoticeable after just a few minutes. Do not swallow or chew the tablets.

If you take more than you were supposed to

An overdose of Prochlorperazine can be dangerous. Call 111 or speak to your doctor straight away if you have taken too much.

How to store Prochlorperazine Tablets

Store this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.

Keep out of direct sunlight; store the tablets in the original carton.

These tablets do not require any special storage conditions, but do not continue to use the medicine after the expiry date, which can be found on the packaging. The expiry date refers to the last day of the month stated.

Prochlorperazine 5mg Tablets Side Effects

Rare side effects of Prochlorperazine include:

  • Jaundice
  • Blood problems
  • Breast swelling (in men and women)
  • Milk secretion from the breast which is not a result of breastfeeding
  • Feeling anxious or restless
  • Women not getting their monthly period

Contact your doctor right away if you suffer from any of the below:

  • Convulsions
  • Symptoms of an infection (shivering, high temperature, sweating, headache, swollen glands or sore throat)
  • Blood clots
  • Symptoms of decreased sodium concentration in the blood (headache, nausea and vomiting, cramps, seizures, coma)
  • Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction (please see below)
  • Symptoms of neuroleptic malignant syndrome (pale complexion, high temperature, alertness levels change, muscle stiffness)

Serious allergic reaction

If you notice any of the following symptoms, you must call 999 or go to A&E straight away.

You might be having a serious allergic reaction and need immediate treatment in hospital if:

  • You have swelling in your mouth, face, lips, tongue or throat
  • You are wheezing
  • You are finding it difficult to breathe or speak
  • You have tightness in your throat or chest
  • You develop a skin rash that may include red, itchy, swollen, blistered or peeling skin

Always read the patient information leaflet for full details on side effects and how you should deal with them. If you are worried about getting side effects or have any questions, we strongly advise you to discuss your concerns with your doctor or pharmacist before you start taking Prochlorperazine.

Prochlorperazine tablets Warnings and Drug Interactions

Avoid exposure to direct sunlight and use sunscreen while taking Prochlorperazine, as this medicine may make you more sensitive to sunlight.

Read the patient information leaflet for a full list of warnings and drug interactions before you start taking this medicine. If you have any questions or concerns, please speak to your doctor or pharmacist.

Other medicines and Prochlorperazine tablets

Before you start to take Prochlorperazine buccal tablets, please inform your doctor or pharmacist of any other medicines you are already using. This includes both prescription and non-prescription medicine, herbal remedies, vitamins and supplements.

It is particularly important that they are aware if you are currently taking, or have recently taken, any of the following medications:

  • Desferrioxamine (for high levels of iron in the body)
  • Lithium (for mania and depression)
  • Any sedatives or tranquilisers to help you to sleep
  • Any antihypertensive medicines for high blood pressure
  • Any anticholinergic medicines (normally used for depression)
  • Any anticonvulsant medicines (to treat or prevent fits)

For more information on medicines that interact with Prochlorperazine tablets.

Prochlorperazine Tablets with food and drink

Ideally, you should take Prochlorperazine after a meal.

Do not drink alcohol while using Prochlorperazine as it may interact with this medicine.

Driving and using machines

Prochlorperazine 5mg tablets may cause side effects like dizziness, drowsiness and convulsions.

Do not drive, cycle or operate any machinery if you experience any of these reactions while taking this medication. If these symptoms continue, please contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

Prochlorperazine tablets contain sucrose

Speak to your doctor or pharmacist before using this medication if your doctor has previously told you that you are intolerant to certain sugars.

Prochlorperazine Tablets Ingredients

Prochlorperazine contains the active ingredient prochlorperazine maleate.

These tablets also contain the following inactive substances: compressible sugar (sucrose), povidone K30, xanthan gum, locust bean gum, talc, magnesium stearate and riboflavin sodium phosphate.

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Written byHussain Abdeh MPharm: 2211840

Updated on: 12/05/2021

This content has been written by our Superintendent Pharmacist Hussain Abdeh and has been medically reviewed by our Pharmacist Sonia Khan

Hussain Abdeh Superintendent Pharmacist at Medicine Direct

Hussain Abdeh
MPharm: 2211840

Pharmacist Independent Prescriber

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