Taking Compazine Safely
As with any medicine, there are possible side effects with Compazine. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it well. When side effects do occur, in most cases they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of Compazine include, but are not limited to:
- Unusual body movements, shakiness, or twitches
- Blurred vision
- Sexual problems (see Compazine Sexual Side Effects)
- Dry mouth (see Compazine and Dry Mouth).
(Click Compazine Side Effects to learn about specific side effects of the medication, including some of the more serious side effects that you should report to your healthcare provider.)
Compazine can potentially interact with a number of other medicines.
(Click Compazine Drug Interactions for more information.)
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this medication if you have:
- Breathing problems, including infections, asthma, or emphysema
- An enlarged prostate (also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH)
- Difficulty passing urine
- Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Compazine and Pregnancy)
- Are breastfeeding (see Compazine and Breastfeeding)
- Drink alcohol regularly (see Alcohol and Compazine).
You should also make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Compazine Warnings and Precautions for more information on this topic, including information on who should not take the medication.)