Prochlorperazine Maleate, To use or not to use?

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Anyone has the experience of using Prochlorperazine Maleate to control dizziness (BPPV Vertigo or other kind of Vertigo, VN)? Any good? Do I have to take several days for it to take effect? Side effects you experienced?

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    Hi Jimmy

    There seems to be a lot of info on Wikipedia regarding this.I personally have not heard of this tablet

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    I personally could not tolerate it, and stopped taking it after first few doses!
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    Hi jimmy i am on them i find them a help but my doctor told me they are a cover up they dont make the dizziness go away but it does calm it down
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    Hi Jimmy

    I couldnt tolerate them but then I couldnt tolerate any of the epilepsy or beta blockers that I was given.  They all made me depressed really seriously.  I am now waiting for botox on May 6.  Its funny you should mention only being dizzy at one time of the day, as my day is much better mostly, except for the odd occasion, but I get really dizzy about 5pm going home and spend every evening dizzy until I go to sleep.  The only thing that stops it, is lying  on my side, very still where I can watch TV without turning my head and neck.

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    Hiii I have dizziness more thrn two years I feel dizzy every min can't even go out.. I had those tablets it didn't helpdme at all..
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    Hi Jimmy

    I've been prescribed Prochorperazine Maleate in the past.  Unfortunately they did not help with my symptoms of severe vomiting during vertigo and migraine attacks.  If you have been prescribed these it may be worth you trying them for a while as everyone seems to have a different result/experience with different medication.

    Good luck!

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    Hi Jimmy,

    I could not tolerate the pills (buccastem) for some reason (I would feel weak, sick, still dizzy and anxious), and the effects were pretty instantaneous. Interestinly, the very same drug worked incredibly well for me when given by injection at the GP's office - vertigo, nausea and other god-awful sensations would stop for a few days. I've got both BPPV and MAV (migraine associated vertigo). Best of luck!

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    Just used it twice so far but feel as though I have a spot on my lip that I have placed superglue on all tight and feels funny.
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