Trimeprazine - Drug Information

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General Information on Trimeprazine

Generic Name : Trimeprazine

Pronunciation : trye- mep' -ra- zeen

Latest prescription information about Trimeprazine. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y43.0 | Therapeutic Classification : Antihistamines

Trade Names/Brand Names of Trimeprazine

International- Vellergan, Temaril.

Other Name(s) of Trimeprazine

Alimemazine.

Why is Trimeprazine Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an antihistamine, prescribed for allergic reactions such as pruritus, urticaria etc.  

When should Trimeprazine not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

What is the dosage of Trimeprazine?

PO- Pruritus; Urticaria: The recommended dose is 10 mg 2-3 times/day. Refractory: Up to 100 mg/day.

How should Trimeprazine be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Trimeprazine?

It may cause drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Caution should be exercised in patients with history of increased eye pressure, urinary retention, enlarged prostate, epilepsy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

What are the side effects of Trimeprazine?

CNS depression including slight drowsiness to deep sleep, lassitude, dizziness, incoordination and headache.

What are the other precautions for Trimeprazine?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Trimeprazine?

Store it at room temperature.

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