Prochlorperazine Maleate Tablets

PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE TABLETS USP

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Prochlorperazine Maleate is classified as an antiemetic and antipsychotic tranquilizer. Prochlorperazine is a phenothiazine derivative, present in the tablets as the maleate. Its chemical name is 2-chloro-10- [3-(4-methyl-1-piperazinyl)propyl]-10 H-phenothiazine (Z)-2-butenedioate (1:2). Empirical formulas (and molecular weight) are: prochlorperazine maleate-C20H24CIN3S•2C4H4O4 (606.10) and prochlorperazine base- C20H24CIN3S (373.95).

Prochlorperazine Maleate Structural Formula Illustration

Each tablet, for oral administration contains prochlorperazine maleate equivalent to 5 mg or 10 mg of prochlorperazine. In addition, each tablet contains the following inactive ingredients: D&C yellow no. 10 aluminum lake, FD&C blue no. 2 aluminum lake, FD&C yellow no. 6 aluminum lake, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, polysorbate 80, pregelatinized starch, stearic acid and titanium dioxide.

Last reviewed on RxList: 8/15/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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