Alizapride

By

Update Date 12/05/2020
Share now

Uses

What is alizapride used for?

Alizapride is a dopamine antagonist with prokinetic and antiemetic effects used in the treatment of nausea and vomiting, including postoperative nausea and vomiting.

How should I take alizapride?

Alizapride is used by mouth or IV/IM. Ask your doctor for more information.

How do I store alizapride?

Alizapride is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store alizapride in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of alizapride that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush alizapride down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using alizapride?

Before using this drug, tell your doctor if:

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
  • You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
  • You have allergy with any of active or inactive ingredients of alizapride or other medications.
  • You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.

Pheochromocytoma, Parkinson’s disease, conditions where activation of GI motility is contraindicated (e.g. GI perforation or sub-occlusion).

Caution in renal impairment. May impair ability to drive or operate machinery.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There isn’t enough information about the safety of using alizapride during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking alizapride.

Side effects

What side effects can occur from alizapride?

Drowsiness, dizziness, headache, diarrhea, extrapyramidal symptoms, amenorrhea, galactorrhea may occur while using this drug.

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Interactions

What drugs may interact with alizapride?

Alizapride may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.

Does food or alcohol interact with alizapride?

Alizapride may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with alizapride?

Alizapride may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using alizapride.

What is the dose of alizapride for an adult?

Oral – Nausea and vomiting

Adult: 75-300 mg/day in divided doses.

Child: 5 mg/kg/day.

Parenteral – Nausea and vomiting associated with cancer chemotherapy

Adult: 2-5 mg/kg/day given by IV/IM in 2 divided doses. 1st dose to be administered 30 min before and the next dose 4-8 hr after admin of cytotoxic drug.

For highly emetogenic regimens requiring doses >5 mg/kg, dose may be given via IV infusion over 15 min every 2 hr for 5 doses. Start infusion 30 min before admin of cytotoxic drug.

Max: 4.5 g/course of chemotherapy.

What is the dose of alizapride for a child?

The dosage has not been established in pediatric patients. It may be unsafe for your child. It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

How is alizapride available?

Alizapride is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Tablet
  • Injection

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of alizapride, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

msBahasa Malaysia

Sources

Alizapride. http://www.mims.com/indonesia/drug/info/alizapride?mtype=generic. Accessed September 27, 2017

Alizapride. http://www.ndrugs.com/?s=alizapride&t=side%20effects. Accessed September 27, 2017

You might also like

Dry Heaving

Learn about dry heaving. Why do people have dry heaving? What are the risk factors of dry heaving? What can we do to cope with it?

Medically reviewed by Hello Doktor Medical Panel
Written by Phuong Tran

Dimenhydrinate

Learn about Dimenhydrinate. What are the precautions, the warnings and the usage of this drug? What should we know about its dose?

Written by English Content

Trypophobia

Learn about Trypophobia. What are the symptoms, the causes and the risk factors of this condition? What can we do to cope with them?

Medically reviewed by Panel Perubatan Hello Doktor
Written by Du Khuu

G6PD deficiency

Learn about G6PD deficiency. What are the symptoms, the causes and how to treat this condition? What can we do to cope and prevent its symptoms?

Medically reviewed by Hello Doktor Medical Panel
Written by English Content

Recommended for you

5 Reasons Why You Should See a Neurologist for Migraines

5 Reasons Why You Should See a Neurologist for Migraines

Written by Aaron Joseph Sta Maria
Published on 07/04/2020
Dizziness: What You Need To Know

Dizziness: What You Need To Know

Medically reviewed by Panel Perubatan Hello Doktor
Written by Nga Truong
Published on 25/10/2019
Do You Really Need to Take Sick Leave for Migraine?

Do You Really Need to Take Sick Leave for Migraine?

Medically reviewed by Hello Doktor Medical Panel
Written by Aaron Joseph Sta Maria
Published on 23/10/2019
Acute Gastritis

Acute Gastritis

Written by Nga Truong
Published on 11/10/2019