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What is the dosage and how should it be used?

Prochlorperazine comes in the form of a tablet, extended-release (long-acting) capsule, oral liquid, and rectal suppository. This medicine is usually taken three or four times a day (tablets), or once or twice a day (extended-release capsules).

Take this medicine exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these instructions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.

Each dose is best taken with a full glass (8 ounces) of water, and either with or without food or milk.

Do not crush, break, or chew the sustained-release capsules. Swallow them whole, as they are specially formulated to release slowly in your body.

Mix the concentrate with 2 to 4 ounces of water, soda, juice, milk, or semisolid food such as apple sauce or pudding.

Shake the liquid form of prochlorperazine well before measuring a dose. To ensure that you get a correct dose, measure the suspension with a special dose-measuring spoon or cup, not with a regular tablespoon. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist where you can get one.

Do not let the liquid form of prochlorperazine touch your skin or clothes.

Additionally, it is advised that you do not mix the liquid with coffee, tea, cola, grape, or apple juice.

The suppositories are for rectal use only. Ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist to explain how to use a suppository if you do not know how.


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