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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

Chlorpromazine Allergy (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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

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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Wellbutrin XL and chlorpromazine do they have a drug interaction should they be prescribed together what are the symptoms of a reaction?

Wellbutrin XL and chlorpromazine do they have a drug interaction should they be prescribed together what are the symptoms of a reaction?

Possible drug: Interactions. Per Drugs. Com drug interaction checker, taking chlorpromazine plus Wellbutrin XL (bupropion)
may ^ risk for seizures & ^ blood levels of chlorpromazine. This doesn't mean that they can't be used together, ...Read more

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What is the best of these three drugs for schizo paranoid; chlorpromazine, risperidone, divalproex..

What is the best of these three drugs for schizo paranoid; chlorpromazine, risperidone, divalproex..

Different meds: Each person is different. Chlorpromazine (thorazine) is in a class of antipsychotic medications called neuroleptics. For some people with psychotic disorders it is just the right medication. However, I believe that most psychiatrists would want a trial of a newer class of medication called atypical antipsychotics first (side effect profile & effect on negative symptoms of schizophrenia). >>. ...Read more

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Is thorazine (chlorpromazine) a safe sleep aid. I have always had insomnia and I hate those z-drugs. Worried about tardive dyskinesia. I take a small dose at bedtime.

Is thorazine (chlorpromazine) a safe sleep aid. I have always had insomnia and I hate those z-drugs. Worried about tardive dyskinesia. I take a small dose at bedtime.

Not just for sleep: Thorazine (chlorpromazine) is a major tranquilizer with potential side effects which have to be monitored. It should not be taken just for sleep unless there is a mental condition which requires medication such as this one. Even when there is a condition which requires a major tranquilize, some of the newer medications are often used since they have less serious side effects. You should discuss this med with ur M.D. ...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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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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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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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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What helps to stop hearing voices if thorazine (chlorpromazine) is no longer prescribed?

Antipsychotics: There are newer medications in the class called atypical antipsychotics that are used for treatment of psychosis with auditory hallucinations. A a psychiatrist - I believe that the newer medications are far superior to the older class of neuroleptics. ...Read more

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What is the shortest amount of time for Chlorpromazine to take effect for psychosis? I read it can take *up to* 2-3 weeks, but could it take as little as 4-7 days?

Thorazine: Chlropromazine (Thorazine) is an older type CNS dopamine blocker with many dangerous SE. Sure you may have some noticeable improvement in 7 to 10 days, however the full therapeutic effect can take up to 8 wks. If you can tolerate the SE. You need to be seen at minimum every 2 weeks for SE eval and dose adjust. Therapeutic dose for "psychosis" = 800mg up to 1 or 2 grams depends on pt response ...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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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 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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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 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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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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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 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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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

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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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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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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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Allergies (Definition)

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Thorazine (Definition)

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