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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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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 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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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 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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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)?

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 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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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 chlorpromazine to get out of your system?

Half life: Four half lives is usually thought to be the time it takes to completely clear the system. The half life of thorazine (chlorpromazine) is 23-37 hours, thus 4-6 days is the answer. ...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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Can high levels of thorazine (chlorpromazine) as a child cause any side affects?

Yes, of course: All drugs produce side effects. You can obtain the physicians' desk reference in your library and look up the side effects of any drug. ...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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