Basic Information on Compazine

When and How to Take Compazine

Some general considerations for when and how to take the medication include:
  • It comes in tablet and rectal suppository forms. It is also available in an injectable form.
  • The suppositories can be especially useful for people with very severe nausea and vomiting who have difficulty swallowing (or "keeping down") a tablet.
  • Do not take the rectal suppositories by mouth. Be sure to remove the foil or plastic packaging before inserting rectally.
  • You can take the tablets with or without food.
  • If you take the medication on a daily basis, you should take it at the same times each day to maintain even levels of the drug in your blood.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed. It will not work if you stop using it.


The dosage 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 dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Compazine Dosage for more information.)
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