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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

Dr. Austina Cho
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Thorazine (Definition)

Thorazine is a low strength D2 stimulator which is a kind of 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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What is thorazine (chlorpromazine) used for?

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 It has been replaced by more modern drugs with fewer serious and long lasting side effects.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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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 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 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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