Are there any risks in taking prochlorperazine?

There is a risk of developing neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) from taking prochlorperazine. This syndrome can be fatal, so the symptoms should be reported immediately to a doctor. These symptoms include changes in heartbeat, fever, stiffness in muscles, and mental confusion. Prochlorperazine may also cause a life-threatening allergic reaction that affects the heart and breathing in some people. Immediate medical attention will be needed. Using prochlorperazine while pregnant or breast-feeding may cause harm to the fetus or baby. In some instances, prochlorperazine can cause death in older adults with dementia.

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