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What is the definition or description of: Chlorpromazine overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Chlorpromazine overdose?

Chlorpromazine OD: Thorazine (Chlorpromazine or Largactil) is an antipsychotic medication. Over dose symptoms may include problems with breathing, urinary hesitancy or inability to urinate, blurred vision, fast & irregular heartbeat, high or low blood pressure, muscle spasms, nausea, constipation, decreased appetite, difficulty swallowing, tremor, weakness, fever, fainting, confusion, coma & hallucinations. ...Read more

Chlorpromazine Overdose (Definition)

Thorazine (Chlorpromazine or Largactil) is an antipsychotic medication. Over dose symptoms may include problems with breathing, urinary hesitancy or inability to urinate, blurred vision, fast & irregular heartbeat, high or low blood pressure, muscle spasms, nausea, constipation, decreased appetite, difficulty swallowing, tremor, weakness, fever, fainting, ...Read more


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What is the treatment for chlorpromazine overdose?

Supportive: Make sure the person can breathe and if that is ok let them rest. May need intubation and a breathing machine if breathing slows way down. Call an md or 911 if you are concerned. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of a big overdose of chlorpromazine and alcohol?

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What are the consequences of a big overdose of chlorpromazine and alcohol?

OD thorazine (chlorpromazine): Excess sedation, can lead to coma. Need urgent medical care. ...Read more

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Can a person overdose on chlorpromazine?

Can a person overdose on chlorpromazine?

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

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What are side effects of chlorpromazine?

What are side effects of chlorpromazine?

Thorazine (chlorpromazine) side effec: Sedation, eye changes, liver, heart, blood, electrolytes changes, tremors, muscle spasms, dyskinesias, elevations in sugar & cholesterol. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of chlorpromazine and alcohol?

What are the consequences of chlorpromazine and alcohol?

Nothing good.: Chlorpromazine and alcohol together impairs people more than either one alone. It causes dullness of cognition, lethargy and lack of coordination. It could also potentially cause a drop in blood pressure. ...Read more

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What are some of the side effects of thorazine (chlorpromazine)?

Fatigue for one: Thorazine (chlorpromazine) is quite sedating even at low doses, which impairs balance. Thorazine (chlorpromazine) can also alter muscle tone making them uncoordinated and/or rigid, making pedaling and postural adjustment difficult. ...Read more

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Does anyone know protocol for discontinuing thorazine (chlorpromazine)?

Does anyone know protocol for discontinuing thorazine (chlorpromazine)?

Symptom exacerbation: Discontinuation protocol must address major risk of discontinuation. In the case of thorazine (chlorpromazine) and other antipsychotic medications, the big risk is return of psychotic symptoms (voices, paranoia, other delusions). Since these symptoms, almost by definition, is difficult for the sufferer to detect by him/herself, a person who can monitor for return of symptoms is needed: ideally, a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Why would anyone abuse the perscription drug thorazine (chlorpromazine)?

Wow. ..: That is strange. It is a cheap way to fall asleep, so, if someone wants to sleep their life away, while putting up with all of the unpleasant side effects of thorazine, (chlorpromazine) I guess that could be a reason. Otherwise, I'm at a loss. ...Read more

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What would happen if you took chlorpromazine but didn't have a reason to?

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

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If thorazine (chlorpromazine) is no longer prescribed, what stops the voices these days?

Antipsychotics: We used thorazine (chlorpromazine) a lot when I was a resident (that dates me). I am thankful for the newer class of medications called atypical antipsychotics. ...Read more

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I was given chlorpromazine 25mg for poor, fragmented sleep. How dangerous could it be to just try it once and see how it works?

Chlorpromazine: Chlorpromazine is an antipsychotic medicine, and is very sedating. It is safe when prescribed appropriately. If this is not your medication, though, please do not "just try it once to see how it works.". ...Read more

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Dr prescribed Thorazine (chlorpromazine) for insomnia. Is this dangerous?

Not necessarily: Thorazine (chlorpromazine) is an antipsychotic medication with strong sedative properties -- that it can cause drowsiness. If you are also having psychotic symptoms such as hallucinations and delusions along with insomnia, it may be helpful. Thorazine (chlorpromazine) isn't usually used for insomnia alone, though, as side effects like movement disorders and restlessness can result. It may help you sleep more than Risperdal will. ...Read more

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Is chlorpromazine (thorazine) effective?

Is chlorpromazine (thorazine) effective?

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

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What is thorazine (chlorpromazine) used for?

Thorazine (chlorpromazine): Thorazine (chlorpromazine) is an old line antipsychotic. This is its ONLY use. It has been replaced by more modern drugs with fewer serious and long lasting side effects. Get a careful evaluation before using ANY psychiatric drug ...Read more

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Experiences with chlorpromazine (thorazine)?

Thorazine: Is considered a typical antipsychotic - an older generation. I seldom see it seen anymore - likely due to it's side effect profile. ...Read more

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Will thorazine (chlorpromazine) make me feel crazy?

Will thorazine (chlorpromazine) make me feel crazy?

Circumstances: This depends on the circumstances of using thorazine (chlorpromazine). If it's been prescribed for psychotic symptoms, agitation, &sleeplessness, I agree it could help you feel better. Low doses are sometimes used for severe nausea too. But if you've obtained this illegally -- and are just trying some for experimentation -- yes, it could be a weird experience. You'd be disturbing normal brain chemistry. ...Read more

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What are the effects of thorazine (chlorpromazine)?

Several: It is effective in treating hallucinations, delusions, confused thinking and mania.
It is useful to treat severe hiccups of protracted nausea.
There are sedating effects helpful in calming agitated persons. ...Read more

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Does Thorazine (chlorpromazine) make you gain weight?

Does Thorazine (chlorpromazine) make you gain weight?

Yes: One of the side effects of thorazine (chlorpromazine) is weight gain. Please do not stop it it on your own, tell your doctor your concerns so he or she can prescribe another medication. ...Read more

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What is chlorpromazine and how does it make you feel?

What is chlorpromazine and how does it make you feel?

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

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What are the medical uses of thorazine (chlorpromazine)?

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

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How long does it take for chlorpromazine to get out of your system?

Half life: Four half lives is usually thought to be the time it takes to completely clear the system. The half life of thorazine (chlorpromazine) is 23-37 hours, thus 4-6 days is the answer. ...Read more

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How long does it take for thorazine (chlorpromazine) to take effect.?

Thorazine (chlorpromazine): Depending on how it is administered & the dose. If given by intramuscular injection, effects usually within 5 minutes, by mouth it can take 15 to 30 minutes. This is for sedative effect. For psychoses, it can take up to 2-3 weeks. ...Read more

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How long does 10 mgs of thorazine (chlorpromazine) take to leave your system?

How long does 10 mgs of thorazine (chlorpromazine) take to leave your system?

Thorazine (chlorpromazine) is very: Lipophilic; so it is highly bound in the body. Base drug has half-life of 16-30 hours & has many active metabolites with even longer half-lives. Usually 7-8 half-lives are required for only 1% of original dose to remain; so at least 5-10 days for the base drug; with metabolites, it may take 2-3 weeks. ...Read more

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Why would thorazine (chlorpromazine) 25 mg make me not be able to ride my bike?

Why would thorazine (chlorpromazine) 25 mg make me not be able to ride my bike?

Fatigue for one: Thorazine (chlorpromazine) is quite sedating even at low doses, which impairs balance. Thorazine (chlorpromazine) can also alter muscle tone making them uncoordinated and/or rigid, making pedaling and postural adjustment difficult. ...Read more

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Can high levels of thorazine (chlorpromazine) as a child cause any side affects?

Yes, of course: All drugs produce side effects. You can obtain the physicians' desk reference in your library and look up the side effects of any drug. ...Read more

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Could high levels of thorazine (chlorpromazine) as a child cause any perminent side affects?

Could high levels of thorazine (chlorpromazine) as a child cause any perminent side affects?

Maybe: Thorazine (chlorpromazine) is a first generation neuroleptic with a low incidence of serious complications. These include metabolic syndrome, extrapyramidal syndrome, serotonin syndrome, malignant neuroleptic syndrome, tardive dyskinesia, agranulocytosis and hepatotoxicity. If these occur, they may have life long consequences. ...Read more

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How long does it take for chlorpromazine to get out of your system after you stop taking it?

Half life: The half life is 23-37 hours. Four half lives are usually thought to be the time for a drug to be eliminated. Thus 4-6 days. ...Read more

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Is thorazine (chlorpromazine) an old anti-psychotic?

Is thorazine (chlorpromazine) an old anti-psychotic?

Yes, very: Thorazine (chlorpromazine) or Chlorpromazine is a typical antipsychotic approved for use in the United States in1954. It is a very sedating, low potency antipsychotic but is still used in certain settings still today. ...Read more

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Can you take thorazine (chlorpromazine) for racing thoughts?

Can you take thorazine (chlorpromazine) for racing thoughts?

I seldom see: Thorazine used for any conditions now a days - as it is in an older generation of antipsychotics that have largely been replaced by atypical antipsychotics. I have seen it used in the ER for bad hiccups. In the past it was used for bipolar disorder (racing thoughts might accompany mania or hypomania). ...Read more

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How long will thorazine (chlorpromazine) take before it is in my urine stream?

How long will thorazine (chlorpromazine) take before it is in my urine stream?

No sure: I usually takes about 20 to 30 min to get an effect. That means it has already went thru the liver and its ready for your body to use it and get rid of it.... ...Read more

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What should be looked for if 600 mg of thorazine (chlorpromazine) was mixed with 100 mg of loxapine?

Antipsychotics: Those are considerable doses of very potent (and rarely used) medications. .. Which essentially work on the same systems in the brain, so I'm slightly puzzled why you'd need both. Nonetheless, the largest concern for me would be extrapyramidal side effects, weight gain, somnolence, prolactin changes and tardive dyskinesia. Talk to your psychiatrist continually. .. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What would happen if you took chlorpromazine and didn't have schizophrenia or any other related disorder?

What would happen if you took chlorpromazine and didn't have schizophrenia or any other related disorder?

It Depends: It depends on how much you take. Chlorpromazine, aka thorazine (chlorpromazine) is an antipsychotic/neuroleptic medication. It causes many side effects, especially sedation in high doses. If a person is not psychotic, thorazine (chlorpromazine) would not cause psychosis. I am not sure why someone would want to take some, it wouldn't be too fun. ...Read more

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What would happen if you took chlorpromazine and didn't have schizophrenia or any other disorder it is normally used to treat?

Thorazine (chlorpromazine): U get sedated, depending on the dose taken, have upset stomach, headaches, and your muscles tense up for short while. ...Read more

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I was prescribed 25mg of largactil for my fragmented sleep. Is largactil the same as chlorpromazine? If not, is it as dangerous and as obsolete?

I was prescribed 25mg of largactil for my fragmented sleep. Is largactil the same as chlorpromazine? If not, is it as dangerous and as obsolete?

Largactil= Chlorprom: I don't know what it is being prescribed for or what dose is being used. I can't think of many situations that would call for this medication. ...Read more

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If Thorazine (chlorpromazine) isn't helping alone what other medications will help while taking Thorazine (chlorpromazine) for severe mood changes?

If Thorazine (chlorpromazine) isn't helping alone what other medications will help while taking Thorazine (chlorpromazine) for severe mood changes?

Below: This is a question you need to be asking your treating DR about.

This format does not allow one to give an accurate treatment course. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Chlorpromazine allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Chlorpromazine allergy?

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

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Is mellaril all right to use for my anxiety instead of chlorpromazine?

Is mellaril all right to use for my anxiety instead of chlorpromazine?

Agree w Dr. Pappas: I would not recommend using neuroleptics for anxiety unless a number of other medications have already been tried. ...Read more

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Are there any adverse effects of taking thorazine (chlorpromazine) with aderall?

Possibly: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is a stimulant. Thorazine is a major tranquilizer. These medications can interfere with each other. Consult your prescribing physician if you have concerns. ...Read more

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Chlorpromazine tablets for itchy skin?

Better choices: Chlorpromazine (thorazine) was used primarily as an anti-psychotic. In some countries it's still used for severe itching, but many anticholinergic side effects limit its use. Otc Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (oral or topical) or zyrtec are both good. H2 antagonists like zantac/axid/ Pepcid also work because they act on a different receptor than benadryl/zyrtec. Topical steroids can soothe itching. ...Read more

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