What side effects does prochlorperazine (Compazine) cause?

Common side effects of prochlorperazine include nervousness, sleeplessness, sleepiness, dizziness, blurry vision, stuffy nose, constipation, and chills. Some people experience more extreme side effects that should be reported immediately to a doctor. These include:
  • changes in mental ability, vision or eye movements, breasts, menstruation, erections, or heartbeat;
  • yellowing of the eyes or skin;
  • becoming extremely agitated;
  • problems with muscles, such as lack of control, spasms or stiffness, or weakness;
  • fever and/or feeling hot with sweat;
  • symptoms of allergic reaction, such as hives, itching, trouble breathing, or swelling of the mouth or tongue.

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