Perinorm (2 ml) is a gastrointestinal stimulant and antinauseant, prescribed for heartburn and esophagitis due to GERD and fortreating patients who have gastroparesis (partial paralysis of the stomach) and prevention of nausea and vomiting associated with cancer chemotherapy.
Warnings and Precautions:
Heart: Acute heart failure, slow heart rate, fluid retention, high blood pressure, low blood pressure and fast heart rate.
Central Nervous System: Sedation, dizziness, restlessness, involuntary body movements,spasms, depression, malignant neuroleptic syndrome (condition where patient experiences rigidity, decreased consciousness, fever and fluctuating blood pressure and heart rate may be fatal).
Gastrointestinal:Bowel disturbances, primarily diarrhea and nausea.
Skin: Transient flushing of face or upper body with high IV doses.
Hormone:Galactorrhea ( spontaneous flow of milk from the breast), and increase in serum prolactin.
Genitourinary:Absence of a menstrual period, elevation of aldosterone, fluid retention,impotence, incontinence and urinary frequency.
Liver: Livertoxicity (rare).