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STEMETIL MD TAB

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STEMETIL MD TAB
Stemetil MD Tablet
Uses and Benefits

Uses and Benefits

Stemetil MD Tablet is indicated to treat nausea and vomiting. It is used to manage psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia and generalized non-psychotic anxiety. However, the uses mentioned here are not exhaustive. There may be other conditions for which this medication may be used upon a doctor’s discretion.

Composition

Composition

The active ingredient of Stemetil MD Tablet is Prochlorperazine 5mg.

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Mechanism of Action of Prochlorperazine:

Prochlorperazine acts by blocking dopamine receptors in the brain. Dopamine receptors act as neurotransmitters in the brain which transfers messages of sensations from the body to the brain. Thus the drug helps in reducing/controlling the feeling of nause and vomiting, in the management of schizophrenia and such.

Contraindications and Cautions

Contraindications and Caution

Patients with the following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their health care professionals before taking the Stemetil MD Tablet:

  • Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients used in the Stemetil MD Tablet such as Prochlorperazine
  • Reye?s syndrome
  • Comatose patients
Side Effects

Side and Adverse Effects

The following side effects may or may not occur during the usage of Stemetil MD Tablet. It is generally well tolerated when used in the prescribed dosage guidelines. More common ones are generally mild and may include:

  • Cholinergic effects
  • Aspiration of vomit
  • Orthostatic hypotension
  • Motor instability
  • Somnolence
  • Hyperprolactinemia
  • Pigmentary retinopathy lenticular or corneal deposits
  • Impaired body temperature regulation
  • Amenorrhea
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Hepatobiliary disorders
  • Immune system disorders
  • Agitation
  • Convulsion
  • Akathisia
  • Insomnia
  • Ejaculatory disorder
  • Respiratory depression
  • Subcutaneous tissue disorders

Rare but more serious adverse effects may include:

  • Arrhythmias
  • Torsade de pointes
  • Blood dyscrasias
  • Hypotension
  • Neuroleptic malignant syndrome
How to Use

How to Use

Do not exceed the dose prescribed by your doctor.
Keep the tablet in the mouth allowing it to gradually melt with saliva but do not swallow/break the Stemetil MD Tablet.

Avoid missing/forgetting a dose. If you do, take it as soon as you remember; but if it is almost time for your next dose, skip it and take it according to your normal schedule. Don’t consume two doses at the same time which may be dangerous to your health.
Stemetil MD Tablet may be taken either with or without food.
Take the medicine at the prescribed dose and time.

Overdosage

Avoid taking more than the prescribed dosage. In case of an accidental overdose, promptly seek medical advice. Depending on the dosage, symptoms may vary but you may experience one or more of the following signs or symptoms:

  • Drowsiness
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Hypotension
  • Tachycardia
  • EC changes
  • Ventricular arrhythmias
  • Severe extrapyramidal dyskinesias
Warnings and Precautions

Warnings and Precautions

Take the Stemetil MD Tablet only on the advice of a medical practitioner. Dosage adjustment or complete avoidance of the medication may be required in the following conditions:

Kidney:

Caution advised among people with renal problems. If you have any, consult your doctor before taking the medicine.

Liver:

Caution advised among people with hepatic problems. If you have any, consult your doctor before taking the medicine.

Pregnancy:

Safety during pregnancy is not yet established. Therefore, inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant during the treatment.

Lactation:

Safety during lactation is unknown. Therefore, inform your doctor if you are a nursing mother during the treatment.

Food:

Increased CNS depressant effect with alcohol.

Drug Interactions:

Caution always advised especially when used with the following:

Enhanced CNS depression with barbiturates and sedatives. Reduced antipsychotic effect with anticholinergics. It may reduce the effect of hypoglycaemic agents. Increased risk of arrhythmias with antidepressants. Increased risk of agranulocytosis with carbamazepine. Increased neurotoxicity with lithium. The diminished therapeutic effect of oral anticoagulant. Decreased absorption with antacids. Therefore, inform your doctor about your current list of medications during the treatment, if any.

Precautions
  • Keep the medicine out of sight and reach of children.
  • Do not use the medicine beyond its expiry.
  • Store at room temperature away from heat and mositure.
FDA Pregnancy Category

FDA Pregnancy Category

Category C: Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant the use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.


Drug Composition information
What is Prochlorperazine for:

This medication is a tranquilizer, prescribed for schizophrenia, severe nausea and vomiting.

How does Prochlorperazine work:

Prochlorperazine helps clear thinking. It works on helping social interactions, mood, expression of mood, as well as, delusions, paranoia, and look. It affects the throwing up (vomiting) center in the brain.

How should Prochlorperazine be used:

It comes as a tablet, capsule, liquid to take by mouth, with or without food. It also comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein or muscle. It also comes as rectal suppositories, to insert through the rectum.

Common side effects of Prochlorperazine :

Drowsiness, dizziness, absence of menstrual periods, blurred vision, skin reactions and Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (NMS).

What do I do if I miss a dose

Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Many times this drug is taken on an as needed basis.

What precautions should I take when taking Prochlorperazine :

Alert your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. - Prochlorperazine may not be suitable for you if you are taking sleeping pills or medicines used to treat epilepsy (also known as fits or seizures). - Do not take Prochlorperazine if you are allergic to a group of medicines known as phenothiazines.

When do I need to seek medical help

If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Very bad dizziness or passing out. Big change in balance. Shakiness, trouble moving around, or stiffness. Very nervous and excitable. Not able to pass urine. Feeling very tired or weak. For women, if you get pregnant while taking this drug. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

Can I take Prochlorperazine with other medicines:

Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.

Are there any food restrictions

Avoid Alcohol

How do I store Prochlorperazine :

Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. - Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

Pregnancy Category

Category N : Not yet classified.

Therapeutic Classification

Antipsychotics , Antivertigo Drugs

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