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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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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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Is acepromazine like ketamine?

Is acepromazine like ketamine?

No: Acepromazine and ketamine can both be used as animal anesthetics, but they are not the same drug. Ketamine is a nonbarbiturate anesthetic, and acepromazine is a phenothiazine related to thorazine (chlorpromazine) ( the first human antipsychotic agent discovered). Sometimes veterinarians may use the 2 of these drugs together. ...Read more

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Which causes asthenia after not taking; 1-Haloperidol 2-Carbamazepine 3-Lamotrigine 4-Biperiden 5-Methocarbamol 6-Quetiapine 7-Clomipramine?

Which causes asthenia after not taking; 1-Haloperidol  
2-Carbamazepine
3-Lamotrigine
4-Biperiden
5-Methocarbamol
6-Quetiapine
7-Clomipramine?

Asthenia : Weakness can be caused by induction of an adrenal deficiency in the setting of chronic steroid use ( withdrawal ) Any of the medications listed can produce perceived weakness in the setting of anxiety. ...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 It has been replaced by more modern drugs with fewer serious and long lasting side effects.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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Depression: haldol (haloperidol) an effective treatment?

Depression: haldol (haloperidol) an effective treatment?

Haldol (haloperidol): is not an antidepressant medication. Hadol could be considered if an individual had a psychotic depression or possible a schizoaffective disorder with depression. In those situations - it would not normally be used for monotherapy. Take care. ...Read more

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Is clozapine (clozaril) benzodiazepine?

Is clozapine (clozaril)  benzodiazepine?

Dibenzodiazepine: Clozaril/clozapine is not a benzodiazepine like lorazepam/ativan or alprazolam/xanax. Its chemical structure is a dibenzodiazepine and it is a 2nd generation antipsychotic. ...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 reglan (metoclopramide) an antipsychotic?

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Is reglan (metoclopramide) an antipsychotic?

Reglan (metoclopramide): Is metoclopramide, used for heartburn & gastric reflux. Rarely, can cause dyskinesia, like antipsychotic medications, but is not classified as such. ...Read more

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Stelazine / trifluoperazine is for schizophrenia?

Stelazine / trifluoperazine is for schizophrenia?

Yes: Stelazine is a first generation antipsychotic medication. It is effective in controlling the psychosis as seen in schizophrenia. As you indicated, trifluoperazine is the generic name for stelazine. The first generation antipsychotic medications tend to have more side-effects then the second generation antipsychotics. This may especially apply to the side-effect called tardive dyskinesia. ...Read more

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Side effects of haldol (haloperidol)?

Side effects of haldol (haloperidol)?

Only A Partial List: Side-effects of haldol: mild - blurred vision, constipation, diarrhea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry-mouth, headache, loss of appetite, trouble sleeping, upset stomach. Moderate: dystonias, parkinson's symptoms. Severe - tardive dyskinesia (abnormal involutary movements), neuroleptic malignant syndrome (high fever, muscle rigidity, seizures). This is only a partial list of side effects. ...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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Is seroquel (quetiapine) addictive?

Is seroquel (quetiapine) addictive?

No. : You might get in the habit of taking it and find it emotionally useful or find that it improves your sleep, but addictive it is not. ...Read more

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Extrapyramidal symptoms occur with thorazine, haldol, (haloperidol) mellaril, or cardiazem, is this true?

Extrapyramidal symptoms occur with thorazine, haldol, (haloperidol) mellaril, or cardiazem, is this true?

Yes: Yes, all of these medications can potentially cause eps. The first 3 are much more likely than the 4th due to mechanism of action. ...Read more

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Are there extrapyramidal symptoms occur with thorazine, haldol, (haloperidol) mellaril, or cardiazem?

Are there extrapyramidal symptoms occur with thorazine, haldol, (haloperidol) mellaril, or cardiazem?

Some: Yes for the first 3 which are 1st generation antipsychotic meds. I've not heard of it or suspect for cardiazem (diltiazem) which is a heart med. Extrapyramidal sx (eps) include: tremors, stiffness, restlessness. They can be managed by dosage reduction, change in med or by giving meds that counter such as cogentin, propranolol, amantadine and sometime ativan. ...Read more

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Is seroquel (quetiapine) an anticonvulsant?

Is seroquel (quetiapine) an anticonvulsant?

No -an antipsychotic: Seroquel, or quetiapine, is a second generation antipsychotic used to treat schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders and bipolar disorder. It has been shown to be helpful in treating bipolar depression as well. It is not an anticonvulsant. If anything, it has the risk of lowering the seizure threshhold and making someone slightly more susceptible to seizures. ...Read more

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Is vistaril (hydroxyzine) or promethazine more sedating?

Is vistaril (hydroxyzine) or promethazine more sedating?

Can't tell: It depends on the dose and how your body responds to them since either is sedating to a degree. ...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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