Prochlorperazine

(Stemetil® , Prochlorperazine)

Available as tablets or capsules.
Tablets
Available as soluble tablets?
No
Available as a liquid?
Yes - oral syrup
Available as something for placing under your tongue?
Buccal tablet
Available as something for placing on your gum?
-
Available as granules?
-
Available as a patch for putting on your skin?
-
Available as an injection?
-
Available as nasal/oral spray?
-
Safe or appropriate to crush
Licensed alternative formulations available and therefore crushing is not recommended.Crushing or dispersing should always be used as a last resort but current text books and resources suggest it is likely to be safe.Clinicians should be aware that this is an unlicensed use of the medication.
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Generic name
Prochlorperazine
Usual formulation brand names
Stemetil®
Is tablet/capsule specially coated?
No
Modified release
No
Film coated
-
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
-
Soluble tablet strength
-
Sublingual/buccal formulation strength
No
Granule strength
-
Transdermal patch strength
-
Injection strength
-
Nasal/oral spray Strength
-
Available as a licensed liquid or special?
Yes
Are specials or imports available?
N/A
Liquid strengths
5mg/5mL
Is the liquid medicine sugar free?
No
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
No
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Consider switching to an alternative preparation e.g. injection
Notes
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