What should I watch for while taking thiethylperazine?
Visit your prescriber or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. If you have been using thiethylperazine regularly, do not stop using it suddenly, this can cause nausea, vomiting, and dizziness. Ask your prescriber or health care professional for advice if you are to stop using this medicine.
If the suppository is too soft to use, hold it under cold running water or put in the refrigerator for 30 minutes before you remove the foil wrapping.
You may get drowsy, dizzy, or have blurred vision. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how thiethylperazine affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells. Alcohol can increase possible dizziness or drowsiness. Avoid alcoholic drinks.
Thiethylperazine can reduce the response of your body to heat or cold. Try not to get overheated. Avoid temperature extremes, such as saunas, hot tubs, or very hot or cold baths or showers. Dress warmly in cold weather.
Thiethylperazine can make your skin more sensitive to sun or ultraviolet light. Keep out of the sun, or wear protective clothing outdoors and use a sunscreen (at least SPF 15). Do not use sun lamps or sun tanning beds or booths. Wear sunglasses to protect your eyes.
Your mouth may get dry, chewing sugarless gum or sucking hard candy and drinking plenty of water will help.
Do not treat yourself for coughs, colds, sore throat, or allergies. Ask your prescriber or health care professional for advice.
If you are going to have surgery, tell your prescriber or health care professional that you are taking thiethylperazine.