This week, in flashback #treatmenttuesday, we are revisiting Metoclopramide and Prochlorperazine.
Prochlorperazine belongs to a class of medications called Phenothiazines, and is also known as Stemetil in the UK. It works on the dopamine receptors in the brain, blocking the signals that control vomiting and nausea. The downside of this type of medication is that they can make you very drowsy. As well as being a dopamine inhibitor, Metoclopramide is also a prokinetic agent, which means it speeds up the movement of food through the stomach and intestines. It is this effect that makes metoclopramide an excellent partner to other medications to treat HG and NVP.
How do I take it? These medications are available as a tablet, syrup on prescription from your doctor, or as an injection or through an IV in hospital. Procholperazine is also available as a buccal tablet or strip which is placed along the gum above your top front teeth, and allowed to slowly dissolve.
Is it safe? Both Metoclopramide and Procholperazine are considered safe and effective treatments for HG and NVP when prescribed by a doctor. Most effective medications for nausea and vomiting are not licensed in pregnancy because pharmaceutical companies cannot include pregnant women in trials. They are not ‘unsafe’ but their safety has not been overwhelmingly proven. In order to assess their safety in pregnancy, other sources of information are required such as cases where women have taken them not knowing they were pregnant, or where their sickness has been so severe that they took them as the benefit outweighed the likely risk.
For more information on treatments for HG and NVP, and our handy leaflet that can be given to your doctor, please visit .
As always, please consult your medical professional before taking any medication.
What do you get if you add together a 3 time HG survivor, a bit of knowledge (OK a lot, she is a Registered Nurse and is working towards a PHD) and a whole lot of passion and determination? You get PSS Chairperson and now Zenith Global Health @healthicon award nominee Caitlin Dean!
We are super excited (and more than a teeny bit proud) for Caitlin, who has been shortlisted for her work on #hyperemesisgravidarum. We have everything crossed for the final result!
Few updates from us!
Our social media is going to be changing a bit from Monday, new posts every day, new offers and deals along with potentially some give aways! This is due to the amount of support and lovely reviews we have ben reviving the past few weeks. Thank you everyone!
If you have hired from us before and want to leave a review in our review section then that would be really appreciated!
1) Our new Milton yard is almost near completion!
2) Our head office (north woods) is now open from 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday.
Thanks for all your support as always everyone!
+ A fully loaded van and trailer, twice, we moved my friend and her kids out into a new house. Four women (and not a dude in sight) knocked it out entirely, including unhitching the trailer. 😉 As exhausted as I am, my heart is full as I think about the abilities we have when we work together and support each other through life. We need each other. It’s just a fact. And the moments when you think you can do it all alone, your just being fooled. +
+ massive shoutout to @tawniehoney for sweating along side us and sacrificing her Saturday. Couldn’t be more thrilled with everything we got done. +
+ @hey_charity, I love you big my friend. Here’s to new chapters of the story book of life. +
That feeling when you finally find an outfit for the #AACWhiteParty !!! 🕺🏻
So unbelievably excited for a weekend of partying, empowerment, and soaking up the warmth of every person that I am blessed enough to work alongside ☀️🍃
August 16 can’t come quick enough 🤤