Saturday, January 5, 2013

Combat the Stomach Flu Symptoms with Prochlorperazine

In our previous posts we were talking about symptoms of stomach flu and how to treat is with natural herbs. You could find what to eat during the illness and what you should avoid to eat!

Prochlorperazine Stomach Flu
Always Consult Your Doctor before using Prochlorperazine
While there is no vaccine that can prevent the stomach flu, nor there is medicine which can cure you from stomach virus, there are some medicines which can help with reducing the symptoms of stomach flu.

Like every other medicines, these medicines should be prescribed by your doctor, and not some random page on google which talks about treatment of stomach flu with medications. I am personally, trying to avoid usage of any kind of drugs for each illness, and always give the first shoot to natural or home remedies. However, sometimes, it is almost impossible to treat illness without medicines.

So for all those who suffer from stomach flu symptoms and hardly stand them, there are some medications which can help with reducing and lowering the symptoms occurrence. These medicines are: Prochlorperazine, Metoclopramide and Loperamide. I am hardly write these lines, since I don't usually like to talk about drugs, but this information may be helpful and this is the reason I am writing it. However this post is not meant to be used as prescription for Prochlorperazine, it is written only in informative purpose, to inform you on what is Prochlorperazine, how to use it, and what are its side effects! Inform yourself about this medicine even if it is prescribed to you by your doctor, because you might experience Prochlorperazine side effects.

Combat the Stomach Flu Symptoms with Prochlorperazine

Main purpose of Prochlorperazine is to combat with severe and frequent vomiting and nausea! 
Oral prochlorperazine is a medication that is used for treatment of severe nausea and vomiting as a result of various medical conditions and during the treatment of anti-cancer drugs, medication for migraine and post-operative conditions. Prochlorperazine works by directly affecting the area of the brain that is responsible for keeping the balance of natural chemicals or neurotransmitters resulting to a decreased urge to vomit. Prochlorperazine may also be used to treat several disorders of the neurologic system like schizophrenia and may also be effective in the treatment of chronic stress and anxiety.
Prochlorperazine is a generic name and one of the brand names of prochlorperazine is Compazine. Compazine is available in oral, intravenous form, intramuscular and rectal (suppository) form.
Treatment of stomach flu symptoms with Prochlorperazine is only feasible under the constant surveillance of your doctor who prescribed this kind of treatment; you should constantly inform your doctor about your condition! It is very important to keep in touch with your doctor and inform him / her if you notice any Prochlorperazine side effects, allergic reaction or even if your symptoms get worst!

Before Taking Prochlorperazine!

You need to have a thorough discussion with your doctor about what you are allergic to, to determine whether these compounds have in Prochlorperazine; do you use any other medication for other chronic illnesses; do you use any supplements, vitamins and natural treatments which can be bad in combination with Prochlorperazine or affect its effects. If you are breast-feeding or pregnant you should not use this medicine!

How to Use Prochlorperazine?

Your doctor should give you some inputs on how to use this medicine, listen very carefully and even note if you can't remember everything he say! Take notice and stick to them!
Take the pills with or without food. There are no special diets while you are taking the medication.
Take your medication on time. If you missed a dose, take the dose as soon as you remember. Never double your dose to make up for the missed one. If it is near the time for your next dose, skip the missed one and maintain your schedule. Remember to avoid missing your dose since you will reduce the effect.
Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages; prochlorperazine will make you dizzy and taking alcohol will only make your dizziness and the feeling of light-headedness worse.
Avoid direct sun exposure; wear sunscreen with the highest SPF level and use long-sleeved shirts and hats to protect yourself.
Avoid dehydration by taking more fluids that usual. Limit strenuous activity and always have someone with you to help you when you feel dizzy.
Stopping the medication abruptly can cause nausea, vomiting, dizziness and jittery feeling. Your doctor will advise you how to wean yourself from Compazine to reduce these unusual side effects.

If you are prescribed the Prochlorperazine you must storage it properly. The proper way is to place it in an room with temperature between 59 to 86 F degrees. Do not leave it in room or place where is high moisture, and do not expose it to the sunlight or leave it on a place where sunlight can reach! 

Prochlorperazine Side Effects!

For me the most important information in this post would be the Prochlorperazine side effects, which should aware you and maybe discourage you from usage of this medicine! It is maybe good to treat vomiting and nausea, but its side effects can have biggest impact on your long term health! 

On a long term, in men it can cause decreased libido and importance, in women breast swelling and weight gain. All together it can cause sleeping problems, headache, blurred vision, dizziness, confusion, anxiety! In some cases an urge medical intervention is required!

Also you must take care not to take more of this medicine than it is prescribed by doctor, if you take more than it is prescribed to you, immediate contact your local poison control center or your health care provider!

Talk to your doctor and keep him informed on your condition. Be aware of Prochlorperazine Side Effects, watch how your body react on it! Never use this medicine without your doctors prescription!!!

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