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Thiethylperazine (Systemic)

Brand Names : Torecan

Thiethylperazine | Before Using | Proper Use | Precautions | Side Effects

Proper Use of This Medicine

Thiethylperazine is used only to relieve or prevent nausea and vomiting. Use it only as directed. Do not use more of it and do not use it more often than your doctor ordered . To do so may increase the chance of side effects.

For patients taking this medicine by mouth :

  • This medicine may be taken with food or a full glass (8 ounces) of water or milk to reduce stomach irritation.

For patients using the suppository form of this medicine :

  • To insert suppository: First, remove foil wrapper and moisten the suppository with cold water. Lie down on your side and use your finger to push the suppository well up into the rectum. If the suppository is too soft to insert, chill it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or run cold water over it before removing the foil wrapper.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water.

Dosing - The dose of thiethylperazine 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 thiethylperazine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

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 taking thiethylperazine .

  • 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.

Missed dose - If you are taking this medicine regularly and you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.

Storage - To store this medicine:

  • Keep out of the reach of children, since overdose may be very dangerous in children.
  • Store away from heat and direct light.
  • Do not store the tablet form of this medicine in the bathroom medicine cabinet, near the kitchen sink, or in other damp places. Heat or moisture may cause the medicine to break down.
  • Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed. Be sure that any discarded medicine is out of the reach of children.

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