an antiemetic compound with antihistaminic, mild anticholinergic, and sedative properties; used as the hydrochloride salt to prevent and treat nausea and vomiting associated with anesthesia and surgery. Administered intramuscularly or intravenously.
benzquinamide/benz·quin·amide/ (-kwin´ah-mīd) an antiemetic used as the hydrochloride salt to prevent and treat nausea and vomiting associated with anesthesia and surgery.
indications It is prescribed in the treatment of postoperative nausea and vomiting.
contraindications Known hypersensitivity to this drug prohibits its use. It is not usually administered to children or to pregnant women.
adverse effects Among the most serious adverse reactions are sudden increase in blood pressure and cardiac arrhythmia. Drowsiness, chills, and shivering are commonly noted.