Acetophenazine medicine contains as active ingredient acetophenazine, a phenothiazine derivative. Phenothiazines are a family of medicines used to treat nervous, mental, and emotional conditions. Some are used to control anxiety, restlessness, nausea and vomiting, and severe hiccups. This medicine is available only with your doctor’s prescription.
Before using this medicine
Before you use this medicine check with your doctor, or pharmacist:
- if you ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to phenothiazine medicines.
- if you are on a low-salt, low-sugar, or any other special diet, or if you are allergic to any substance, such as sulfites or other preservatives or dyes.
- if you are pregnant or intend to become pregnant while using this medicine. Although phenothiazines have not been shown to cause birth defects, some side effects such as jaundice and muscle tremors have occurred in a few newborns whose mothers received phenothiazines during pregnancy.
- if you are breast-feeding an infant. Although this medicine has not been shown to cause problems in humans the chance does exist since some phenothiazines are known to pass into the breast milk.
- if you have any of the following medical problems:
- Alcoholism Blood disease Difficult urination Enlarged prostate Glaucoma
- Heart or blood vessel disease Liver or lung disease Parkinson’s disease Stomach ulcers
Treatment Of Acetophenazine Is Prescribed Here
This medication is prescribed to treat the symptoms of certain types of mental illness or emotional problems. In order to avoid stomach irritation, you can take the tablet or capsule forms of this medication with a meal or with a glass of water or milk (unless your doctor or pharmacist directs you to do otherwise i
Along with the needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Minor side effects are: blurred vision, constipation, decreased sweating, diarrhea, dizziness, drooling, drowsiness, dry mouth, fatigue, jitteriness, menstrual irregularities, nasal congestion, restlessness, tremors, vomiting, or weight gain.
Tell your doctor about any side effects that are persistent or particularly bothersome.
It is especially important to tell your doctor about:
- Breast enlargement.
- Chest pain or convulsions
- Darkened skin
- Difficulty in swallowing Fainting or fever
- Involuntary movements Palpitations or sleep disorders
- Rash or sore throat
- Uncoordinated movements
- Unusual bleeding or bruising
- Visual disturbances Yellowing of the eyes or skin
This medicine may interact with sev other drugs such as barbiturates, sleeping pills, narcotics, other tranquil’ or any other medication that may duce a sedative effect. Avoid alcohol.
Store this medication as directed on label. Keep out of the reach of children.