Stemetil – 5 mg Tablet/pcs

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Generic Name: Prochlorperazine Maleate
Therapeutic class: Antiemetics & Antivertigo (CNS Preparations)
Manufacturer: Sanofi Bangladesh Ltd

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Indications

Prochlorperazine Maleate is indicated-

  • To control severe nausea and vomiting caused by radiation therapy, cancer chemotherapy, surgery, and other conditions.
  • Relieving nausea, vomiting, and attacks of dizziness or spinning sensations (vertigo) associated with Meniere’s disease and other inner ear disorders.
  • For the treatment of psychotic illness such as schizophrenia (hallucinations and hostility).
  • Acute mania.
  • For the short-term treatment of generalized non-psychotic anxiety.

Dosage & Administration

Antiemetic
Children (not recommended in children <10 kg or <2 years):

  • 10-14 kg: 2.5 mg every 12-24 hours as needed;maximum: 7.5 mg/day
  • 15-18 kg: 2.5 mg every 8-12 hours as needed;maximum:10 mg/day
  • 19-39 kg: 2.5 mg every 8 hours or 5 mg every 12 hours as needed; maximum: 15 mg/day.

Adults: 5-10 mg 3-4 times/day;usual maximum:40 mg/day

Antipsychotic
Children (not recommended in children <10 kg or <2 years):

  • 2-12 years: 2.5 mg 2-3 times/day
  • Increase dosage as needed to a maximum daily dose of 20 mg for 2-5 years and 25 mg for 6-12 years

Adults: 5-10 mg 3-4 times/day; doses up to 150 mg/day may be required in some patients for treatment of severe disturbances

Nonpsychotic anxiety

  • Adults: Usual dose: 15-20 mg/day in divided doses; do not give doses >20 mg/day or for longer than 12 weeks
  • Elderly: Initial: 2.5-5 mg 1-2 times/day; increase dose at 4 to 7 day intervals by 2.5-5 mg/day; increase dosing intervals (twice daily, thrice daily, etc) as necessary to control response or side effects; maximum daily dose should probably not exceed 75 mg in elderly; gradual increases (titration) may prevent some side effects or decrease their severity.

Prochlorperazine may be administered without regard to the meal.

Side Effects

Drowsiness; jaw, neck, and back muscle spasms; fine worm-like tongue movements; rhythmic face, mouth, or jaw movements; slow or difficult speech; difficulty swallowing; restlessness and pacing; tremors; shuffling walk; skin rash; yellowing of the skin or eyes.

Pregnancy & Lactation

No evidence of adverse effects of this drug has been reported during pregnancy & lactation.

Precautions & Warnings

Caution should be taken while performing tasks that require alertness, such as driving or using machinery. The use of alcohol can cause extreme drowsiness. This medication may increase sensitivity to sunlight. Prolonged sun exposure should be avoided and sunscreen and protective clothing should be taken when anybody is exposed to the sun. This medication can reduce sweating making it more susceptible to heatstroke.

Overdose Effects

Symptoms of overdose include deep sleep, coma, extrapyramidal symptoms, abnormal involuntary muscle movements, and hypotension.

Therapeutic Class

Anti vertigo drugs, Anti-emetic drugs

Storage Conditions

Store below 30°C.Protect from light and moisture. Keep out of the reach of children.

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