Buccastem (Prochlorperazine Maleate)
What is Buccastem (Prochlorperazine Maleate) used for?
Buccastem (Prochlorperazine Maleate) is prescribed as a treatment for severe nausea and vomiting, such as that caused by surgery, anti-cancer treatment, migraine and other conditions. This drug is a type of phenothiazine medication which works by altering the actions of neurotransmitters in the brain, thereby helping to reduce nausea and vomiting. It is also used as an antipsychotic, to treat schizophrenia.
How should I use Buccastem (Prochlorperazine Maleate)?
Adult patients taking Buccastem (Prochlorperazine Maleate) tablets to treat nausea and vomiting are normally told to take it 3 times per day. However, your physician may start you out on a low dosage, which may be increased after 2 to 3 days of treatment. Follow all instructions provided to you by your physician.
What are the side effects of Buccastem (Prochlorperazine Maleate)?
Some side effects which have been reported by patients taking Buccastem (Prochlorperazine Maleate) include:
If any of these side effects persist or worsen, or if you notice any other serious side effects such as seizures, flu symptoms or stiff muscles, you should consult your physician immediately.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Buccastem (Prochlorperazine Maleate). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.