Torecan (Injection)


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Torecan (Injection) Drug and Prescription Information

Torecan (Injection)

Torecan (Injection) Medication Classification

THIETHYLPERAZINE (Injection)

Torecan (Injection) Brandname

Torecan

Torecan (Injection) is used for the Treatment

Thiethylperazine (thye-eth-il-PER-a-zeen) Treats or prevents nausea and vomiting.

When To Not Use Torecan (Injection)

You should not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to thiethylperazine or to related drugs such as Compazine®, Mellaril®, Thorazine®, or Trilafon®.

How Should You Use Torecan (Injection)

Injectable

  • Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it should be given.
  • An IM injection is a shot given in your muscle (upper arm, thigh, buttocks).
  • This medicine should be given by a nurse or other caregiver trained to give IV or IM medicine. Sometimes a family member or friend can be taught to give you this medicine.
  • You should not use the medicine if it looks cloudy or has turned from clear to colored liquid.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • This medicine needs to be given on a regular schedule. If you miss a dose, call your doctor for instructions.

Proper Torecan (Injection) Storage

Store Torecan (Injection) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Torecan (Injection) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Torecan (Injection)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are taking other medicines that may make you sleepy such as cold or allergy medicines, sleeping pills, tranquilizers, or narcotic pain killers.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol while you are using thiethylperazine.

Torecan (Injection) Warnings

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Check with your doctor before using this medicine if you have a bone marrow disorder, liver problems, low or high blood pressure, circulation problems, or a seizure disorder (epilepsy).
  • This medicine may make your skin more sensitive to sunlight. Use a sunscreen when outdoors. Avoid sunlamps or tanning beds.
  • This medicine may make you very drowsy. Avoid driving a car or using machinery.
  • Do not suddenly stop taking this medicine without asking your doctor. You may need to use smaller and smaller doses before stopping completely.

Torecan (Injection) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Skin rash, itching, or hives
  • Trouble breathing
  • Fast or irregular heartbeat
  • Unexplained high fever, muscle stiffness
  • Uncontrollable movements of the face, neck, or tongue
  • Yellowing of eyes or skin
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Dizziness, weakness, or headache
  • Dry mouth, nose, and throat
  • Constipation, stomach upset
  • Muscle or skin discomfort where the shot is given
  • Breast swelling, discharge, or tenderness
  • Trouble urinating

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