Brand Names : Torecan
Precautions While Using This Medicine
are going to be taking this medicine for a long time, your doctor should check
your progress at regular visits, especially during the first few months of
treatment with this medicine. This will allow your dosage to be changed if
necessary to meet your needs.
Thiethylperazine will add to the effects of alcohol and other CNS depressants
(medicines that cause you to feel drowsy or less alert). Some examples of
CNS depressants are antihistamines or medicine for hay fever, other allergies,
or colds; sedatives, tranquilizers, or sleeping medicine; prescription pain
medicine or narcotics; barbiturates; medicine for seizures; muscle relaxants;
or anesthetics, including some dental anesthetics. Check
with your doctor before taking any of the above while you are using this medicine
This medicine may cause some people to have blurred vision or to become
dizzy, lightheaded, drowsy, or less alert than they are normally. Make sure you know how you react to this medicine before you drive, use machines,
or do anything else that could be dangerous if you are dizzy or are not alert
or able to see well
Dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting may occur
especially when you get up from a lying or sitting position. Getting up slowly
may help. If the problem continues or gets worse, check with your doctor.
When using thiethylperazine on a regular basis, make sure your doctor knows
if you are taking large amounts of aspirin or other salicylates at the same
time (as for arthritis or rheumatism). Effects of too much aspirin, such as
ringing in the ears, may be covered up by this medicine.
Thiethylperazine may cause dryness of the mouth, nose, and throat. For
temporary relief of mouth dryness, use sugarless candy or gum, melt bits of
ice in your mouth, or use a saliva substitute. However, if your mouth continues
to feel dry for more than 2 weeks, check with your medical doctor or dentist.
Continuing dryness of the mouth may increase the chance of dental disease,
including tooth decay, gum disease, and fungus infections.