For schizophrenia treatment, most people start with a Compazine dosage of 5 mg to 10 mg three or four times daily. The usual dosage for treating anxiety is 5 mg three to four times a day. For the treatment of severe nausea and vomiting, the recommended dose for Compazine tablets is 5 mg to 10 mg three to four times daily. Compazine dosing for rectal suppositories typically starts at one 25 mg suppository inserted rectally twice a day.
The dose of Compazine® (prochlorperazine maleate) that your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
- The medical condition being treated
- Your age and weight (for children)
- The form of Compazine (tablet, suppository, or injection)
- Other medical conditions you may have
- Other medications you may be currently taking.
As always, do not adjust your Compazine dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
Compazine Dosing for Schizophrenia
The recommended starting Compazine dose for schizophrenia is 5 mg or 10 mg three or four times daily (although people under medical supervision in a hospital may start at higher dosages). Your healthcare provider may need to adjust your Compazine dose, depending on how you react to the medication.
Compazine Dosing for Nausea and Vomiting
The recommended Compazine dose for severe nausea and vomiting is 5 mg to 10 mg three to four times daily. For Compazine rectal suppositories, the recommended dose is one 25 mg suppository inserted rectally twice daily.
Compazine Dosing for Anxiety
The usual Compazine dose for anxiety is 5 mg three to four times daily. It should not be used at doses higher than 20 mg per day or for longer than 12 weeks.