Is Compazine ever useful for pain relief?
18 Aug 2009
No, Compazine (prochlorperazine) is not a narcotic. It is an anti-psychotic medication in a group of drugs called phenothiazines. It works by changing the actions of chemicals in your brain.
Prochlorperazine is used to treat psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia. It has been known to be useful in treating pain due to migraines, and also for treating moderate to severe pain. It is also used to treat anxiety and to control severe nausea and vomiting.
Prochlorperazine is also used to treat hiccups (this is an off label use).
- Compazine Information for Consumers
- Compazine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Compazine (detailed)
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
1 answer • 6 Aug 2009
1 answer • 9 Oct 2009
1 answer • 23 Jul 2010
2 answers • 15 Sep 2010
A pharmacist mistakenly dispenses Compazine 25-mg suppositories instead of 2.5 mg for a child. What may be the consequences of this error?
1 answer • 7 Apr 2011