Thorazine (Chlorpromazine) (klor-PROE-ma-zeen)
What is Thorazine (Chlorpromazine) used for?
Thorazine (Chlorpromazine) is a type of antipsychotic medication which is prescribed to patients as a treatment for symptoms of schizophrenia, manic depression and other psychotic disorders. This drug can treat disturbed thinking, aggressive behavior, hallucinations, delusions and other symptoms of psychotic disorders. Other conditions this drug is used to treat include tetanus, nausea and vomiting, persistent hiccups or to help patients relieve stress before undergoing surgery.
How should I use Thorazine (Chlorpromazine) ?
Thorazine (Chlorpromazine) tablets should be taken by mouth, exactly as directed by your physician. The dosage required depends on the condition being treated, and your physician will decide the correct dose required for you. Some patients may be told to take it 2 to 4 times pear day. However, when used for treating nausea, it is sometimes taken every 4 to 6 hours. For relieving pre-surgery anxiety, it is normally taken 2 to 3 hours prior to surgery. Patients who have been prescribed this medication to relieve persistent hiccups are usually told to take it 3 to 4 times per day, normally for 3 days, or until the hiccups have stopped. If the hiccups are not stopped after 3 days of treatment, patients are usually prescribed a different treatment.
What are the side effects of Thorazine (Chlorpromazine) ?
Side effects of Thorazine (Chlorpromazine) include:
In some cases, this medication may cause unwanted breast milk production in female patients. It may also cause uncontrolled bodily shaking. Consult your physician if either of these side effects occur, or if you notice any other side effects.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Thorazine (Chlorpromazine). 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, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
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.