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Flashcards in Compazine (Prochlorperazine) Deck (8)
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1

Compazine belongs to which class of antipsychotics?

Phenothiazines

2

This drug in smaller doses can be used as an antiemetic, which means it supresses____ and_____

Nausea, vomiting

3

It will make you ____, so avoid driving and operating heavy machinery.

Drowsy

4

The routes of administration are IV, IM, PO. Which route lasts longest?

IM (deconate form)

5

As with all anti-psychotic drugs, clients must be monitored for _____ reactions.

Extra-pyramidal

6

What are extra-pyramidal reactions?

Dystonia, tardive dyskinesia, akathisia

7

What class of medications can be given to decrease extra-pyramidal reactions?

Anti-Parkinson's (example, Cogentin [benztropine])

8

What herbal medication is contraindicated with Compazine?

Kava Kava

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