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Chlorpromazine Allergy Signs
Adverse effect: Technically, allergy refers to reactions involving skin effects, itching, or, more urgently, breathing and rapid heart (emergency!). They are uncommon with chlorpromazine. But "allergy" is often used loosely to refer to other adverse effects, some serious, some not. Including unusual ones, the list is long. If you are concerned, speak further with your doctor. An individualized answer for you. ...Read more
Technically, allergy refers to reactions involving skin effects, itching, or, more urgently, breathing and rapid heart (emergency!). They are uncommon with chlorpromazine. But "allergy" is often used loosely to refer to other adverse effects, some serious, some not. Including unusual ones, the list is long. If you are concerned, speak further with your doctor. An ...Read more
Depends: Thorazine (chlorpromazine) can be prescribed for many conditions including psychosis, nausea and vomiting, sedation, and intractable hiccups at a wide range of doses. It can certainly be effective in some individuals, however side effects including sedation and weight gain may be problematic for some. ...Read more
911: Call 911 if a person is considering intentional overdose. It is possible to overdose on any drug, and the effects of it are generally unpredictable for a particular case and dose. Overdose means exceed the maximum dose, not necessarily that a (desired?) effect will occur. Ask the prescribing dr how to not overdose. Keep it safe. ...Read more
Chlorpromazine: Chlorpromazine (thorazine) is an antipsychotic medicine. If you are agitated and hallucinating, it will help you feel calm and help stop the hallucinations. It can also be sedating, allowing sleep if you haven't slept because of the above. It can cause your blood pressure to drop when you stand up. ...Read more
Psychosis and nausea: The primary use for thorazine is to help alleviate the symptoms of psychosis, such as hallucinations, delusions, and confused thinking. However, thorazine, which is the oldest antipsychotic, is related to a family of medicines also used for nausea, like compazine (prochlorperazine). It has been used for that as well. Lastly, thorazine has calming effects and has also been used for agitation even in children. ...Read more
Yes: But usually not done as they r both anti psychotics. ...Read more
What is the shortest amount of time for Chlorpromazine to take effect for psychosis? I read it can take *up to* 2-3 weeks, but could it take as little as 4-7 days?
Thorazine: Chlropromazine (Thorazine) is an older type CNS dopamine blocker with many dangerous SE. Sure you may have some noticeable improvement in 7 to 10 days, however the full therapeutic effect can take up to 8 wks. if you can tolerate the SE. You need to be seen at minimum every 2 weeks for SE eval and dose adjust. Therapeutic dose for "psychosis" = 800mg up to 1 or 2 grams depends on pt response ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pt. has chronic hiccups. Given thorazine (chlorpromazine) injection. Why?
Thorazine if effective lasted only about an hour and hiccups returned. Explanations?
Chlorpromazine : Thorazine is a commonly accepted treatment for intractable hiccups. It's unfortunate that the effect lasted for so little time, as this medication has a significant half life and should have remained active for some time. Here's an overview of Thorazine - Hope it helps! http://reference.medscape.com/drug/chlorpromazine-342970 ...Read more
Why does it take me so long to fall asleep even after taking 200 mg of thorazine (chlorpromazine)? Sometimes i don't even fall asleep after taking the thorazine (chlorpromazine).
Well: This is a difficult question to answer as there are many different reasons people have difficulty sleeping including anxiety, depression, poor sleep environment, poor sleep hygiene, stimulates (such as caffeine), medications, mania, and other. If your current medication is not working, contact your doctor and discuss other options. ...Read more
You'd be sleepy: Chlorpromazine is a drug that has tranquilizing side effects. It has no abuse potential, so why in the world would you take it without a reason? By the way, it also makes one more sensitive to the sun, can make you dizzy and could give you a tremor. All those side effects require more than one or two doses. ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
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