Thiethylperazine (Oral Route, Intramuscular Route, Rectal Route)

Name: Thiethylperazine (Oral Route, Intramuscular Route, Rectal Route)

US Brand Name

  1. Torecan

Allergies

Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to this medicine or any other medicines. Also tell your health care professional if you have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. For non-prescription products, read the label or package ingredients carefully.

Geriatric

Elderly patients are usually more sensitive to the effects of phenothiazine medicines such as thiethylperazine. Confusion; difficult or painful urination; dizziness; drowsiness; feeling faint; or dryness of mouth, nose, or throat may be more likely to occur in elderly patients. Also, nightmares or unusual excitement, nervousness, restlessness, or irritability may be more likely to occur in elderly patients. In addition, uncontrolled movements may be more likely to occur in elderly patients taking thiethylperazine.

Dosing

The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For nausea and vomiting:
    • For oral dosage form (tablets):
      • Adults—10 milligrams (mg) one to three times a day.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • For injection dosage form:
      • Adults—10 mg one to three times a day, injected into a muscle.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • For rectal dosage form (suppositories):
      • Adults—10 mg one to three times a day.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
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