Can my elderly parents take prochlorperazine?

Your elderly parents can take prochlorperazine, but they are more likely to be sensitive to the medicine and suffer some of the following side effects:
  • dry mouth
  • drowsiness
  • trembling of fingers and hands
  • memory loss
  • problems urinating
  • constipation
  • dizziness
  • fainting
  • problems moving around
Your parents may require a lower dose to offset some of the side effects. Talk to your parents' doctor about their health, current medications and whether prochlorperazine is an appropriate medication for them.

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