Prochlorperazine Buccal Tablets


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  • Prochlorperazine Buccal Tablets

Prochlorperazine Buccal Tablets

  • Medication features

    Buccastem M tablets are the branded version of prochlorperazine. It presents itself as an oro-dispersible tablet but is slightly lower in strength. Whilst the mode of action isn’t fully known, it helps alleviate the feeling of nausea associated with general sickness or migraine.

    • Treats nausea and vomiting associated with migraine
    • Controls the nauseous feeling of migraine
    • Fast-acting tablet dissolved between lip and gum
    • Cheaper version of Buccastem


NOTE: After selecting this product, you will need to complete a short assessment, so we can make sure this medication is suitable for you. Pricing is provided as a reference only. The final decision on issuing this medication remains with our Prescriber / Pharmacist.

Prochlorperazine is an anti-sickness medication that can be used to treat nausea and vomiting associated with migraines.


  • Can I drink alcohol with this medication?

    If you drink alcohol, ask your doctor for advice about drinking while you are on prochlorperazine. Alcohol will increase the chance that you experience side-effects and is unlikely to be recommended for you.

  • Why do I need to avoid sunlight?

    Prochlorperazine may cause your skin to become more sensitive to sunlight than usual. Use a sunscreen that protects against UVA light and has a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 15.

  • Can I drive whilst taking prochlorperazine?

    Possible side effects of prochlorperazine include feeling dizzy or sleepy, blurred vision, slowed reaction time. If this happens, do not drive and do not use tools or machines.

  • How to store prochlorperazine?

    Keep all medicines out of the reach and sight of children. Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct heat and light.

Side Effects

There is always a risk of side effects with all medications. Some of these can be quite mild and can subside over time. Others are more serious and should be reported to your GP right away if you experience any side effects. Please contact a member of our team if you are concerned about any potential side effects that may occur when taking prochlorperazine.

Common side effects may include:

  • Stuffed nose
  • Insomnia
  • Dizziness
  • Anxiety
  • Dry mouth
  • Blurry vision

Should you begin to develop random, jerking movements, you should stop taking this medication immediately.


Info Leaflet

Before taking any medicines, regardless of whether they are over the counter or prescription-only, it is essential always to read the patient information leaflet.

Patient Information Leaflet