What is Stemetil injection used for?

What is Stemetil injection used for?

STEMETIL INJECTION 1ML belongs to a class of antipsychotic medications called phenothiazines used to treat nausea and vomiting during a migraine, schizophrenia, mania, anxiety in the short term and vertigo (dizziness) due to ear problems such as Meniere’s syndrome.

Is Stemetil given IV?

Stemetil is a potent phenothiazine neuroleptic. Uses: The treatment of nausea and vomiting and in schizophrenia (particularly the chronic stage) and acute mania. 12.5 mg by deep i.m. injection followed by oral medication 6 hours later if necessary.

Where do you inject Stemetil?

Stemetil may be given as an injection into a muscle. Stemetil injection should only be given by a doctor, nurse or other trained person.

Is Stemetil a safe drug?

Stemetil should be used with caution in patients with stroke risk factors. As with all antipsychotic drugs, Stemetil should not be used alone where depression is predominant. However, it may be combined with antidepressant therapy to treat those conditions in which depression and psychosis coexist.

Does Stemetil make you sleep?

As with other medicines, Stemetil may cause dizziness, light-headedness, tiredness, drowsiness in some people. Make sure you know how you react to Stemetil before you drive a car, operate machinery, or do anything else that could be dangerous if you are dizzy or light-headed. If this occurs do not drive.

How long does Stemetil injection take to work?

Phenothiazines are thought to work by blocking the action of a chemical called dopamine in the brain. This stops nausea messages from being sent to a part of your brain called the “vomiting centre”. The vomiting centre controls when you feel sick or vomit. Prochlorperazine starts to work in around 30 to 60 minutes.

How often can you give Stemetil Injection?

Adults: 12.5 – 25 mg two or three times a day. You will be given injections until you are able to take Stemetil Tablets or syrup.

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Does Stemetil make you sleepy?

Taking too much Stemetil Tablets may cause symptoms such as feeling sleepy or dizzy, increased or rapid heartbeat, feeling very cold and confused, writhing movements, feeling restless, stiffness or shaking. You may lose consciousness. If you forget a dose, take it as soon as you remember it.

Does Stemetil raise blood pressure?

Serious side effects. Other: sudden increase in body temperature, extremely high blood pressure and severe convulsions. Call your doctor straight away, or go straight to the Emergency Department at your nearest hospital if you notice any of these side effects.