This medicine contains the active ingredient thiethylperazine which belongs to a group of medicines called phenothiazines. These medicines affect the chemical balance in the brain. Thiethylperazine is used for the treatment and prevention of nausea, vomiting and dizziness. It effectively reduces nausea and vomiting after surgery, after cytotoxic chemotherapy, radiation therapy or after the use of other substances with emetic effects (opioids, ergot alkaloids, theophylline), after craniocerebral injuries, intracranial hypertension, migraine and motion sickness, uremia, gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary disorders, after a concussion, postconcussion syndrome and atherosclerosis of cerebral blood vessels.
Is Thiethylperazine suitable for me?
Thiethylperazine is not suitable for everyone. Do not use it
- if you have an allergy to thiethylperazine, other phenothiazine medicines, or any other ingredient of this medicine
- if you suffer from severe depression of the central nervous system
- if you have hypotension
- if it is meant for a child younger than 12 years
- if you have Reye's syndrome (life-threatening metabolic disorder in young children)
In particular, you must tell the doctor if you:
- have breathing problems
- have increased pressure in the eyes or glaucoma
- have dementia, Parkinson disease, or depression
- have a heart problems or blood vessel disease
- have liver, kidney, or prostate problems
- are pregnant, trying to get pregnant or breastfeeding
- have high blood pressure, low blood pressure, a previous heart attack, irregular heartbeats
- have epilepsy
- you have an enlarged prostate gland
- are alcoholic
- are elderly
Thiethylperazine interacts with other medicines. It is most important that you tell the doctor all the medications and herbal supplements that you are currently taking.
See the package leaflet for a complete list of possible contraindications and warnings.
How should I take Thiethylperazine?
This medicine is available in form of a film-coated tablet.
You should take thiethylperazine exactly as instructed by your doctor or pharmacist.
- The usual dose is one 6,5 mg tablet taken 1 to 3 times a day.
Do not use more of it, do not use it more often, or do not use it for a longer time than your doctor instructed. Also, this medicine works best if there is a constant amount in the blood. To help keep this amount constant, do not miss any doses and take the medicine at the same time each day. Do not take two doses together if you miss a dose.
Read the information leaflet provided with your medication for additional information. Talk to your doctor if you have any additional questions.
What are Thiethylperazine side effects?
Like all medicines thiethylperazine can cause side effects, including:
- dizziness or lightheadedness
- dryness of mouth, nose and throat
- ringing or buzzing in ears
- skin rash
Consult a doctor if the side effects are severe. See the package leaflet for a complete list of side effects.