Prochlorperazine 5mg Tablets

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To help treat:

  • Nausea
  • Dizziness (vertigo)
  • Morning Sickness

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About Prochlorperazine 5mg Tablets
  1. What is Prochlorperazine?

    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 need a prescription to buy Prochlorperazine tablets.

    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 be prescribed to treat anxiety.

    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

    For more information on what prochlorperazine is used to treat, read our helpful medical guide.

    Why is Prochlorperazine recommended for nausea?

    In clinical trials, Prochlorperazine was shown to be a fast-acting and effective treatment for nausea and vomiting compared to similar medicines. 

    Prochlorperazine can be used by adults and children over 1 year of age and will normally start to work after around 30 minutes of being taken.

    How does Prochlorperazine work?

    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. This stops messages from being sent to the “vomiting centre” in the brain, relieving the feeling of nausea.

    Who can take Prochlorperazine 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
    • 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

    This list may not be exhaustive. Refer to the patient information leaflet for a full list of warnings.

    Can you buy Prochlorperazineover the counter?

    You can buy Prochlorperazine over the counter for nausea and vomiting. However, you must have been diagnosed with migraines to be able to do this, otherwise, you will need to be prescribed Prochlorperazine by a doctor.

    Can you buy Prochlorperazine online in the UK?

    You can buy Prochlorperazine 5mg tablets online from Medicine Direct once you have completed a simple online consultation with a registered medical professional. This will require you to fill out a confidential questionnaire, which will be reviewed by a prescriber to ensure that Prochlorperazine is the most suitable treatment for your condition.

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

    For your own safety, do not order any medication online from anywhere other than regulated UK pharmacies, like Medicine Direct.

    Prochlorperazine alternatives

    Prochlorperazine is 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.

    Other medicines which work in a similar way include Domperidone and Cyclizine 50mg tablets. People respond differently to anti-sickness medicines depending on their condition and symptoms, so you may need to try more than one treatment until you find a fully effective one.

  2. Prochlorperazine dose

    Our pharmacists and prescribers follow NICE guidelines when prescribing Prochlorperazine.

    The average starting dose for adults is as follows:

    Condition

    Starting dose

    Vertigo

    5mg three times a day

    Stop nausea or vomiting

    5mg or 10mg two or three times a day

    Treatment of nausea or vomiting

    20mg, which may be followed by 10mg two hours later

    Short-term anxiety treatment

    15-20mg a day in divided doses

    The doses above may be altered as treatment progresses, but you should always follow your doctor’s dosage instructions.

    These doses may be lower to treat elderly patients.

    If Prochlorperazine is prescribed to treat children, their dose will be decided upon by their doctor in accordance with their weight.

    How to take Prochlorperazine

    Swallow Prochlorperazine tablets whole with a drink of water.

    Do not let the tablets touch your skin for very long; this may cause itching, redness or swelling.

    Read the patient information leaflet before you start to take this medicine for full instructions. Always follow your doctor’s instructions.

  3. Prochlorperazine Side Effects

    Common side effects include:

    • Dry mouth
    • Headache
    • Stuffy nose
    • Blurred vision
    • Sleepiness or drowsiness

    Please note this list is not exhaustive, for more information on side effects please read our detailed medical guide on Prochlorperazine side effects.

    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.

  4. 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.

    For more information on medicines that interact with Prochlorperazine tablets.

    Pregnancy and breastfeeding 

    Pregnant women should only take Prochlorperazine if their doctor recommends it. Make sure your doctor is aware that you are pregnant.  

    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 is safe to do so. Learn more about prochlorperazine during pregnancy.

  5. Prochlorperazine Ingredients

    The main active ingredient within this medicine is: Prochlorperazine maleate.

    For a full list of the inactive ingredients, please read the Summary of Product Characteristics.

  6. How much does it cost to buy Prochlorperazine tablets online in the UK?

    Dosage Quantity Buy online UK price
    Prochlorperazine 5mg 28 Tablets £14.99
    Prochlorperazine 5mg 56 Tablets £19.99
    Prochlorperazine 5mg 84 Tablets £24.99
  7. Can I take Prochlorperazine for a long time?


    You can take Prochlorperazine in the long term if required, but this should only be on the advice of your doctor.

    Is Prochlorperazine a sedative?


    Prochlorperazine is not a sedative, although it does possess sedative properties. You will normally develop a tolerance to the sedation effects quickly.

    Can I drink alcohol with it?


    Drinking alcohol may make possible side effects worse, so it is advisable to avoid drinking alcohol while taking Prochlorperazine.

    How safe is Prochlorperazine?


    Prochlorperazine is generally considered to be a safe medicine. However, it can cause side effects such as blurred vision and dizziness. You should not stand up quickly or drive until you know how this medicine affects you. Prochlorperazine may also make you more vulnerable to sunburn.

    Will Prochlorperazine work straight away?


    This medicine will normally get to work after between 30 to 60 minutes of being taken.

    Can I take paracetamol with Prochlorperazine?


    You can take non-prescription painkillers such as paracetamol or ibuprofen while taking Prochlorperazine. However, you should not take any painkillers that contain codeine, dihydrocodeine or co-codamol at the same time as Prochlorperazine as this may cause drowsiness.

    Is Prochlorperazine used for anxiety?


    Prochlorperazine can be used to treat nervous, mental or emotional conditions. It can also be prescribed for non-psychotic anxiety.

    Is Prochlorperazine addictive?


    Prochlorperazine is not normally addictive. However, you may suffer withdrawal symptoms if you stop taking it suddenly after taking it in the long term. If you wish to stop taking Prochlorperazine after a prolonged period of use, speak to your doctor about reducing your dose gradually. Do not stop taking it suddenly.

    Are there other anti-sickness medicines?


    Yes, a number of anti-sickness medicines are on the market, some of which are available over the counter, while some require a prescription.

Written byHussain Abdeh MPharm: 2211840

Updated on: 20/01/2022

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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