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Taking stemzine for dizziness. Have diabetes and breast cancer. On oxygen. Side effects of stemzine?

I have been given this tablet called Stemzine this is to help me with dizziness
the tablet that I am taking to stop my feet from burning due to diabetes is called endep
now when I read about this Stemzine its for schisto:s I am nothing like that can I take sea sick pills to stop me getting dizzy
I have had breast cancer both breasts off am on oxegen double heart beat and diabetes help
Sat, 11 May 2013
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Stemzine is Prochloperazine and Endep is Amitriptylline. Prochloperazine is an anti psychotic drug used in the treatment of schizophrenia. It is also used in vertigo. Although it is very effective, in the long run, it can result in serious side effects like parkinsonism.

Amitriptylline is a drug given to treat depression and also given in neuralgic pain when the pain is severe. It can result in many side effects like dry mouth, sedation, tremor, sudden fall in BP and blurred vision. Also it should be used with caution in Diabetes.

You can try Vertin or Beta histine for dizziness. Unlike Stemzine this drug has minimal side effects. It can result in sedation and rarely dry mouth and blurred vision. SSRI like Duloxetine is more preferable than Amitriptylline for you as it is much more safer and results in minimal side effects Also, it can be safely given in Diabetes.

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Taking stemzine for dizziness. Have diabetes and breast cancer. On oxygen. Side effects of stemzine?

Hi. Thanks for asking in Healthcare Magic. Stemzine is Prochloperazine and Endep is Amitriptylline. Prochloperazine is an anti psychotic drug used in the treatment of schizophrenia. It is also used in vertigo. Although it is very effective, in the long run, it can result in serious side effects like parkinsonism. Amitriptylline is a drug given to treat depression and also given in neuralgic pain when the pain is severe. It can result in many side effects like dry mouth, sedation, tremor, sudden fall in BP and blurred vision. Also it should be used with caution in Diabetes. You can try Vertin or Beta histine for dizziness. Unlike Stemzine this drug has minimal side effects. It can result in sedation and rarely dry mouth and blurred vision. SSRI like Duloxetine is more preferable than Amitriptylline for you as it is much more safer and results in minimal side effects Also, it can be safely given in Diabetes. I hope this is useful.