Compazine Allergy: Pharmacist Recognized Allergic Symptom

My doctor prescribed Compazine for nausea. My doctor prescribed Compazine for a nauseous condition related to pregnancy. I began to have problems with blurred vision and mild stroke-like symptoms. The doctor told me to keep taking the medication, that it would take some time for me to adjust to it. I was very frustrated by my doctor’s recommendation because I was quite sick. The pharmacist, however, recognized that this was a rare allergic reaction to Compazine. As a result I was switched to another medication. I have learned that a pharmacist may often know more about the obscure allergies associated with medications than the doctor that prescribed it.

Katherine S., Connecticut