Largactil (Chlorpromazine Hydrochloride)
What is Largactil (Chlorpromazine Hydrochloride) used for?
Largactil (Chlorpromazine Hydrochloride) is a type of anti-psychotic medication that is used to treat a variety of mental disorders, such as schizophrenia, manic depression, psychotic disorders and severe behavioral problems in children. This drug belongs to a class of drugs known as phenothiazines, which work by helping to restore the balance of certain natural chemicals in the brain. It can help to reduce hallucinations, feelings of nervousness, aggressive behavior and the desire to hurt yourself or other people, while also helping you to think more clearly. This drug is sometimes used to treat nausea and vomiting, as well as being used to treat prolonged hiccups, tetanus and anxiety before surgery.
How should I use Largactil (Chlorpromazine Hydrochloride)?
Take Largactil (Chlorpromazine Hydrochloride) exactly as prescribed by your physician. The exact dosage varies, depending on the condition being treated. Patients should always consult their physician before taking this medication, so that the correct dosage can be prescribed. In order to reduce the risk of side effects, your physician may direct you to start out on a low dosage, and gradually increase your dosage over time. You should never abruptly discontinue taking this medication once you have started taking it, as this may cause withdrawal symptoms. Your physician may gradually decrease your dosage in order to decrease the risk of withdrawal symptoms.
What are the side effects of Largactil (Chlorpromazine Hydrochloride)?
Some side effects which have been reported by patients taking Largactil (Chlorpromazine Hydrochloride) include:
Consult your physician immediately if any of these side effects persist or worsen. This drug has been known to cause muscle problems, known as extrapyramidal symptoms, or EPS. Your physician may prescribe additional medication in order to reduce these side effects. Inform your physician immediately if you notice anxiety, drooling, tremors, muscle spasms or a mask-like expression of the face. This drug may also cause unwanted breast milk production in females, as well as missed periods. Male patients may experience a decrease in their sexual ability. Patients are advised to discuss the risks of possible side effects with their physician before taking this medication.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Largactil (Chlorpromazine Hydrochloride).Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, especially heart, kidney or liver problems, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
This medication may slightly increase the risk of older adults who suffer from dementia developing potentially fatal side effects such as heart failure or pneumonia.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.