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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)?

Experiences with chlorpromazine (thorazine)?

Thorazine (chlorpromazine): Is an old antipsychotic, less used nowadays because of side-effects (sedation, liver, blood, heart, muscles). More recent second generation antipsychotics are preferred, such as seroquel or Geodon (ziprasidone) or abilify. ...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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