How does Stemetil work?

Uses: schizophrenia, nausea and vomiting, mania, dizziness, anxiety

How does Stemetil work?
Stemetil is a product that contains prochlorperazine. Prochlorperazine is a typical antipsychotic. It can balance the chemical substances in the brain that transmit messages, reduce excessive neurological activity in the brain, and restore normal emotions and behaviors. Stemetil can be used to treat anxiety and schizophrenia, as well as to relieve symptoms of nausea, vomiting and inner ear vertigo (caused by ear disease).

How to use Stemetil and adjust dosage?
Stemetil is an oral medication. Oral dosages of Stemetil are listed below:

Vertigo symptoms of inner ear vertigo or Meniere’s syndrome
Take 5 mg three times daily, then gradually increase the dose to 30 mg daily in divided doses. After a few weeks, the dose can be reduced to 5-10 mg per day.
Senior citizens
Lower doses may be required.

Feel sick and vomit
To prevent nausea and vomiting, take 5-10 mg two to three times a day.
For nausea and vomiting, the first dose is 20 mg. If needed, take 10 mg two hours later.
Senior citizens
Lower doses may be required.
Children (1 year old or above, weighing 10 kg or more)
Take 0.25 mg/kg body weight two to three times a day.

Short-term management of severe anxiety
for adjuvant therapy. Initially take 15-20 mg daily in divided doses. If necessary, the dose can be increased to a maximum of 40 mg per day.
Senior citizens
Lower doses may be required.

Mania, schizophrenia
Take 12.5 mg twice daily for the first seven days, then gradually increase the dose every four to seven days until a favorable response is achieved. The usual dose is 75-100 mg taken daily.
Senior citizens
Lower doses may be required.

What are the side effects of Stemetil?
Common side effects of Stemetil include heart palpitations, irregular heartbeat, constipation, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, insomnia, seizures, tremors, and vomiting.

Who should not use Stemetil:
Those who are allergic to prochlorperazine, phenothiazine, or any component of their preparations
Children under the age of two or weighing less than 9 kg (20 lbs)
person in a coma
People who have taken large amounts of CNS depressants (eg, alcohol, opioids, barbiturates)

Pharmacist Tip:
Avoid alcohol and antacids during treatment.
Do not stop taking this medication suddenly, even if you are feeling well.
Because Stemetil may make you drowsy, you should avoid driving or operating machinery until you know the effects of the drug.
Stemetil has the opportunity to make your skin more sensitive to sunlight. Avoid exposure to direct sunlight or high temperatures while taking this medicine.
When getting up from a sitting or supine position, be careful to slow down your movements to reduce the dizziness caused by postural hypotension.
Tell your doctor right away if you experience extrapyramidal side effects while using this drug, such as restlessness, persistent muscle contractions, tremors, and repetitive dance movements.
This drug may cause false-positive results on some pregnancy tests.

Common taking time:
Stemetil can be taken on an empty or full stomach; taking it with food may help reduce gastrointestinal discomfort.

The information is for reference only, and the actual medication time will be adjusted according to individual circumstances.

Common possible conflicting drugs:

Cardiac medicines such as Propranolol, Amiodarone
Tricyclic antidepressants such as Amitriptyline, Doxepin
Antipsychotics such as Aripiprazole, Risperidone, Olanzapine
Antiparkinsonian drugs, such as Levodopa-Carbidopa

If you are taking the above medicines, please inform your doctor or pharmacist, the dosage may need to be adjusted.


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