Generic Name - Chlorpromazine
Category - Anti-Psychotic
Chlorpromazine is used to treat psychotic disorders and symptoms such as hallucinations, delusions, and hostility. Chlorpromazine changes a variety of chemicals in the brain.
Chlorpromazine Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Chlorpromazine is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drugs or had an allergic reaction to it in the past.
Chlorpromazine should not be taken by patients who have a history of the following ailment conditions.
Recent fever or viral infection
Stomach problems or peptic ulcer
Uncontrollable movement disorders
Low blood level of calcium
There are a number of medications that interact with Chlorpromazine.It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following.
Dronabinol or marijuana
Medicines for high blood pressure or heart problems
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of Chlorpromazine,
The usual recommended dosage of Chlorpromazine for Psychotic disordersis 200 mg which is not unusual. Some patients require higher dosages (e.g., 800 mg daily is not uncommon in discharged mental patients).
Chlorpromazine Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Chlorpromazine side Effects include convulsions (seizures),chest pain, fast or irregular heartbeat,difficulty breathing or swallowing or shortness of breath,fever, chills, sore throat,hot, dry, pale skin,painful and prolonged erection (men),puffing cheeks, smacking lips, or worm-like movements of the tongue
Severe stiffness of the muscles,shaking or uncontrolled/unusual movements of the arms, eyes, mouth, legs or tongue,unusual weakness or tiredness,unusual bleeding or bruising.
This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Chlorpromazine.
Chlorpromazine and Pregnancy
In the absence of adequate and effective information regarding use of Chlorpromazine by pregnant women, it is recommended to talk to your doctor and seek medical advice.
Chlorpromazine and Breastfeeding
Use of Chlorpromazine while breast feeding is recommended only after obtaining your doctor's medical advice.
Chlorpromazine and Pediatric
The safety and effectiveness of Chlorpromazine in pediatric patients have not been established.
Chlorpromazine and Geriatric
The safety and effectiveness of Chlorpromazine in geriatric patients have not been established.
The above information about Chlorpromazine serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment.Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.