When to Avoid Compazine
Who Should Not Take Compazine?
You should not take Compazine if you:
- Are allergic to Compazine, prochlorperazine maleate, or any inactive ingredients used in making Compazine. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
- Are younger than two years old or weigh less than 20 pounds. Also, Compazine should not be used to treat nausea and vomiting in surgery for children.
- Are taking large doses of medications or substances that cause significant drowsiness (see Compazine Drug Interactions).
There are a number of situations in which Compazine should not be taken, as well as a number of precautions and warnings people should be aware of before starting the medication. However, it is possible that not all of the warnings or precautions for Compazine were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the Compazine warnings and precautions that may apply to you.