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Brand Name

Apo-Methoprazine

Common Name
methotrimeprazine


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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, manic-depressive syndromes 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.

This medication may be available under multiple brand names and/or in several different forms. Any specific brand name of this medication may not be available in all of the forms or approved for all of the conditions discussed here. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here.

Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. 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.

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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?

2mg
Each yellow, round, biconvex, film-coated tablet engraved "2" on one side, contains methotrimeprazine maleate equivalent to 2 mg of methotrimeprazine. Nonmedicinal ingredients:  carnauba wax, colloidal silicon dioxide, corn starch, D&C Yellow No. 10 Aluminum Lake 16%, hydroxypropyl cellulose, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, purified water, sunset yellow aluminum lake 40%, and titanium dioxide.

5 mg
Each yellow, round, biconvex, film-coated tablet engraved "5" on one side, contains methotrimeprazine maleate equivalent to 5 mg of methotrimeprazine. Nonmedicinal ingredients: carnauba wax, colloidal silicon dioxide, corn starch, D&C Yellow Aluminum Lake 14-18%, hydroxypropyl cellulose, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, purified water, sunset yellow aluminum lake 40%, and titanium dioxide.

25 mg
Each yellow, round, biconvex, film-coated tablet engraved "APO" over "25" on one side, contains methotrimeprazine maleate equivalent to 25 mg of methotrimeprazine. Nonmedicinal ingredients: carnauba wax, colloidal silicon dioxide, corn starch, D&C Yellow Aluminum Lake 14-18%, hydroxypropyl cellulose, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, purified water, sunset yellow aluminum lake 40%, and titanium dioxide.

50 mg
Each yellow, round, biconvex, film-coated tablet engraved "APO" over "50" on one side, contains methotrimeprazine maleate equivalent to 50 mg of methotrimeprazine. Nonmedicinal ingredients: carnauba wax, colloidal silicon dioxide, corn starch, D&C Yellow Aluminum Lake 14-18%, hydroxypropyl cellulose, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, purified water, sunset yellow aluminum lake 40%, and titanium dioxide.

Who should NOT take this medication?

Do not take methotrimeprazine if you:

  • are allergic to methotrimeprazine, or any ingredient of this medication
  • are allergic to other phenothiazines (e.g., chlorpromazine)
  • are excessively sedated by alcohol, sleeping pills, tranquilizers, pain relievers, or narcotics
  • have a blood disorder
  • have liver problems
  • have brain damage
  • have pheochromocytoma (a tumour in the adrenal glands)
  • are being treated with regional or spinal pain relief (epidural infusion)
  • are experiencing severely low blood pressure or severe heart disorder


 

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