Generic Name : Thiethylperazine Pronunciation : thye eh thill PEAR a zeen Therapeutic Classification : Antiemetics ICD Code : Y43.0
Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is a phenothiazine, prescribed for nausea and vomiting. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Contraindicated in patients with severe central nervous system (CNS) depression, during pregnancy and known hypersensitivity.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
Adult- Usual daily dose range is 10 mg to 30 mg.
Oral: One tablet, one to three times daily.
Intramuscularly: 2 mL 1 to 3 times daily. How it should be taken :
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history liver or kidney disease, heart disease, high or low blood pressure, recent heart attack, irregular heart rate, epilepsy, enlarged prostate, glaucoma, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
* It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
* Avoid alcohol consumption. Side Effects :
Central Nervous System - Dizziness, headache, fever and restlessness.
Eye and ENT - Dryness of the mouth and nose, blurred vision, ringing in the ear.
Liver - Jaundice.
Blood - Bone marrow depression, decrease in white blood cells and platelets, anemia, eosinophilia.
Gastrointestinal - Severe constipation, loss of appetite, paralytic ileus.
Skin - Redness of the skin, skin inflammation.
Liver - Jaundice, biliary stasis.
Heart - Low blood pressure, heart arrest, abnormal electrocardiographic (ECG).
Central Nervous System - Inner restlessness, agitation, motor restlessness, trismus, torticollis, tremor, muscular rigidity.
Genitourinary - Menstrual irregularities, altered libido, gynecomastia, weight gain, urinary retention, and incontinence.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store it at room temperature (30°C).
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