In this drug factsheet:DIN (Drug Identification Number)
|02238405 ||APO-METHOPRAZINE 25MG TABLET|
|02238403 ||APO-METHOPRAZINE 2MG TABLET|
|02238406 ||APO-METHOPRAZINE 50MG TABLET|
|02238404 ||APO-METHOPRAZINE 5MG TABLET|
How does this medication work? What will it do for me?
Methotrimeprazine belongs to the class of medications called phenothiazines. It is used to treat mental and emotional disorders, including schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders. It can also be used in conditions associated with anxiety and tension, as a pain reliever (for certain types of pain), as a sedative, and for nausea and vomiting caused by certain conditions.
Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than the ones listed in these drug information articles. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor.
Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it.
How should I use this medication?
The dose of this medication varies widely depending on the condition being treated and the circumstances and age of the person being treated.
Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.
It is important to take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.
Store this medication at room temperature, protect it from light and moisture, and keep it out of the reach of children.
Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.
What form(s) does this medication come in?
This medication is available as 2 mg, 5 mg, 25 mg, and 50 mg tablets.
Who should NOT take this medication?
Do not take methotrimeprazine if you:
- are allergic to methotrimeprazine, other phenothiazines (e.g., chlorpromazine)s, or any ingredient of this medication
- are excessively sedated by alcohol, sleeping pills, tranquilizers, pain relievers, or narcotics
- have a blood disorder
- have liver problems