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What is the treatment for chlorpromazine overdose?

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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Thorazine (Definition)

Thorazine is a low strength D2 stimulator which is a kind of drug ...Read more


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Are chlorpromazine and fluphenazine both used for treatment of schizophrenia?

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Are chlorpromazine and fluphenazine both used for treatment of schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia: Both are phenothiazine group of antipsychotics used for such. ...Read more

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What is the connection between thorazine (chlorpromazine) and irritation of the vagus nerve that causes hiccups.?

What is the connection between thorazine (chlorpromazine) and irritation of the vagus nerve that causes hiccups.?

Mayo clinic notes: The most common cause of long-term hiccups is damage to or irritation of the vagus nerves or phrenic nerves, which serve the diaphragm muscle. Neurotransmitters involved in the process of hiccup include both dopamine (D) and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). Thorazine (chlorpromazine) is a dopamine blocker. Prolonged hiccup requires medical eval to determine cause. Best regards. ...Read more

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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

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My dad (58) had a stroke 6 days ago right below the basilar artery. He has severe hiccups that only respond to thorazine (chlorpromazine). How long do they typ. Last?

My dad (58) had a stroke 6 days ago right below the basilar artery. He has severe hiccups that only respond to thorazine (chlorpromazine). How long do they typ. Last?

Unclear: Your father's hiccups are likely due to damage in the area of the brain called the medulla. These, like most stroke symptoms, may or may not improve over time. Give it at least three months. ...Read more

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Doc is it safe to give thorazine (chlorpromazine) for persisting hiccups to heart patient?

Doc is it safe to give thorazine (chlorpromazine) for persisting hiccups to heart patient?

Talk to doctor: Thorazine (chlorpromazine) can help persistent hiccups, but you should ask the prescribing physician about giving it to a particular patient. Some heart patients have arrhythmias, and one's personal cardiologist would be best to answer that question. ...Read more

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Are the meds Chlorpromazine, Haloperidol, metoclopramide, phenytoin, valproic acid, &carbamazepine safe to eat to treat frequent hiccups. How long to take?

Are the meds Chlorpromazine, Haloperidol, metoclopramide, phenytoin, valproic acid, &carbamazepine safe to eat to treat frequent hiccups. How long to take?

Not all of them: Usually ALL those drugs is not not safe for hiccups. All those medications used alone have been used in the past for hiccups and are relatively safe though there may be some side effects. ...Read more

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How much shud be the dose of Thorazine & Reglan (metoclopramide) to treat hiccups. How long should I be taking them if the hiccups don't stop. Diabetes is controlled.

2 to 3 days: Thorazine (chlorpromazine) - 25-50 mg every 6-8hr; if hiccups persist after 2-3 days of oral therapy, see your doctor for possible intramuscular or slow intravenous Thorazine (chlorpromazine).
Reglan 10 mg every 6 - 8 hours ...Read more

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My father is diabetic but as of now controlled. He has been having frequent hiccups since 2 days. Can he take thorazine & reglan (metoclopramide). If yes what dose. Help.

My father is diabetic but as of now controlled. He has been having frequent hiccups since 2 days. Can he take thorazine & reglan (metoclopramide). If yes what dose. Help.

Talk to doctor: This may be helpful for hiccups due to an irritated diaphragm, and won't pose a problem with his diabetes, but this should be discussed with and prescribed by your doctor. In rare cases, hiccups could be due to other issues as well, such as infection, hyperventilation, inflammation, etc. It is best for you to have him see the doctor to ensure it's not from some other cause. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Hiccups after cancer treatment, should I be concerned?

Hiccups after cancer treatment, should I be concerned?

Depends: Lung or upper abdominal lesions? Or surgery?
Hiccups are the diaphragm contracting rapidly usually from some irritation.
Talk to your oncologist. ...Read more

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What causes hiccups? What is treatment?

What causes hiccups? What is treatment?

Number of causes: Eating too quickly, swallowing too much air, excess alcohol, smoking, going from very hot to very cold drink, a stress reaction or excitement. Others include central nervous system problems, metabolic electrolyte or renal) problems, anesthesia. If go away in couple hrs, no rx. Hood breathe for 20 seconds, breathe rapidly in paper bag, quickly drink glass cold water, eat tspn honey. If persists, rx. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of. Extreme acidity with hiccups?

What is the treatment of. Extreme acidity with hiccups?

Acid reflux: There are treatments. Over the counter products like Tums (calcium carbonate) is a good start. Okay to check in with your doc, a prescription for acid blockers and even a scope egd may help you. Be well. ...Read more

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Hi I m medical student please dr tell me treatment of hiccups?

See below: You should be able to look this up online very easily - especially if you are studying to become a doctor. It's a skill you will need in your profession. To answer your question, it's water, thorazine, (chlorpromazine) or an acupressure point near the hand (you can look up exactly where yourself). ...Read more

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She cant eat rice or anything starch especial in dinner, or hv will hiccups followed by vomit. She doesn't hv heart burn. Treatment needed?

She cant eat rice or anything starch especial in dinner, or hv will hiccups followed by vomit. She doesn't hv heart burn. Treatment needed?

Dyspepsia: Hello and welcome to HealthTap, can you please share how old is this patient. 63 years?? :) does she have diabetes? Stomach pain? Does she feel full soon after eating? Any weight loss?? History of stomach or colon cancer in the family? Does she have anemia?? Sorry to many questions but I need more Information. Thank you ...Read more

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My ear has been making a thumping noise when I hiccup or burp for over a week. What is causing it and treatment?

My ear has been making a thumping noise when I hiccup or burp for over a week. What is causing it and treatment?

Eustac. Tube: This is probably just the eustac tube equalizing the pressure.
It is similar to the process you use to ease the pressure when flying.

Unless you have pain, or consistent problems, this should disappear. ...Read more

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What are some of the non-drug treatments for Hiccups?

The non drug treatments for Hiccups include:: Vagal nerve stimulation, Breath holding, Acupuncture, Hypnosis, Breathing into a paper bag, Drinking cold water. ...Read more

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What are the vagus (or phrenic) nerves and what would cause it to become irritated resulting in prolonged hiccups? Treatments?

What are the vagus (or phrenic) nerves and what would cause it to become irritated resulting in prolonged hiccups? Treatments?

See answer: The vagus nerve is the 10th cranial nerve and interfaces with the parasympathetic nervous system. It enervates multiple areas in the body including the heart, diaphragm, and stomach. Hiccups can be caused by air swallowing (aerophagia), over distention of the stomach and alcohol. among other causes. For a discussion of causes and treatment please see: http://bit. Ly/1KmgNlE ...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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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

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Is doxylamine safe to take if allergic to ondansetron chlorpromazine and phenothiazines?

Is doxylamine safe to take if allergic to ondansetron chlorpromazine and phenothiazines?

Probably: Doxylamine is an antihistamine. All of these drugs have side effects, so I would review this with the physician prescribing it, you can also likely go over it with your pharmacist. My guess is some of the problems you've had with these meds, if not all, are side effects, not allergy. They may be dose related. You might try this at a low dose at first. See an allergist. ...Read more

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I've read horror stories on chlorpromazine (tardive dyskinesia, chemical lobotomy, death). How likely are those serious side effects on 12.5 - 25mg?

I've read horror stories on chlorpromazine (tardive dyskinesia, chemical lobotomy, death). How likely are those serious side effects on 12.5 - 25mg?

Perplexed: Why are you to take a phenothiazine in this day and age, as the use of this class, other than Haldol and Compazine (prochlorperazine) is almost non-existent currently? Low dosing does mitigate risk and side effects, but most of my colleagues would be loathe to use these ancient meds, and select more modern, more effective, and safer agents. Will refer this to my psychiatric colleagues, also. ...Read more

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Hiccups (Definition)

Hiccups = involuntary spasm of diaphragm followed by ...Read more