Torecan (Oral)

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Torecan (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Torecan (Oral)

Torecan (Oral) Medication Classification


Torecan (Oral) Brandname


Torecan (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Thiethylperazine Maleate (thye-eth-il-PER-a-zeen MAL-ee-ate) Treats nausea and vomiting.Belongs to a class of drugs called phenothiazines.

When To Not Use Torecan (Oral)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to thiethylperazine or to related medicine, such as promethazine (Phenergan®) or prochlorperazine (Compazine®). You should not use thiethylperazine if you are pregnant or may become pregnant.

How Should You Use Torecan (Oral)


  • Take this medicine exactly as your doctor ordered.
  • May be taken with or without food or milk.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Take the missed dose as soon as you remember.
  • Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next regular dose.
  • You should not use two doses at the same time.

Proper Torecan (Oral) Storage

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

What To Avoid While Using Torecan (Oral)

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

  • Do not drink alcohol while taking this medicine
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are taking any medicine that can make you sleepy, such as sleeping pills, sedatives, tranquilizers, strong pain pills, or some cold and allergy medicines,

Torecan (Oral) Warnings

  • Check with your doctor before taking if you have heart, lung, blood, liver, or Parkinson's disease, asthma, glaucoma, enlarged prostate, trouble urinating, seizures, or drug or alcohol abuse problems.
  • Talk with your doctor before use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Thiethylperazine can make some people dizzy or drowsy, be careful if you drive a car or operate machinery.
  • Standing up slowly from a sitting or lying position can lessen the chance of getting dizzy.
  • There is a risk of side effects with this medicine that include muscle spasms, twitching in the face or body, and uncontrolled tongue and jaw movement. Talk to your doctor about this risk.

Torecan (Oral) Side Effects

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

  • Rapid or irregular heartbeat
  • Skin rash, severe itching or hives
  • Uncontrolled body movements
  • Uncontrolled chewing or tongue movements
  • Severe muscle stiffness or slurred speech
  • Fever, chills, or sore throat
  • Yellow skin or eyes
  • Mental confusion or seizures
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Drowsiness, dizziness, or restlessness
  • Headache
  • Dry mouth, nose or throat or poor appetite
  • Constipation or stomach cramps
  • Blurred vision

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LM, North Bend, WA - 02/18/2017

I was prescribed oral Torecan in the 1970s for nausea caused by vertigo. I remember lying on the floor with a pillow behind my neck to open my airway. I was gasping for breath, and the Torecan caused my lower jaw to be painfully and uncontrollably forced forward. It is the only drug I have ever had a bad reaction to.