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What is mellaril thioridazine used for?

What is mellaril thioridazine used for?

Antipsychotic: Thioridazine is an older ("first-generation") antipsychotic medication, used primarily for the treatment of schizophrenia and related psychotic illness. Because of dangerous cardiac side effects and drug-drug interactions associated with thioridazine, it is not considered a "first line" treatment, as there are many newer and safer antipsychotic medications available. ...Read more

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Mellaril (Definition)

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


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Any street uses for thioridazine, haloperidol?

Any street uses for thioridazine, haloperidol?

NO: However, given the answer above, people will use anything they can get their hands on to abuse, or help with a crash of other drugs. Both, have a high risk of a muscule movement disorder called tardive dyskensia, which can be permanent, and a syndrome called nms, neuroleptic malignant syndrome, which can be fatal... ...Read more

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Is thioridazine dangerous?

Is thioridazine dangerous?

Thioridazine: Also known as mellaril, is one of older antipsychotic medications with significant side-effects especially if used with other medications, to include abnormal muscle movements, diabetes, increase cholesterol, effect on heart, excess sedation, excess dryness, etc. ...Read more

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Does luvox (fluvoxamine) interact with thioridazine at all?

Does luvox (fluvoxamine) interact with thioridazine at all?

Yes -: there is potential for a major drug interaction. Recommend against using Thioridazine (mellaril) with fluvoxamine (luvox) as it can lead to increased blood levels of thioridazin and subsequent arrhythmia. ...Read more

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Is thioridazine dangerous?

Thioridazine: Also known as mellaril, is one of older antipsychotic medications with significant side-effects especially if used with other medications, to include abnormal muscle movements, diabetes, increase cholesterol, effect on heart, excess sedation, excess dryness, etc. ...Read more

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What is mellaril thioridazine used for?

Antipsychotic: Thioridazine is an older ("first-generation") antipsychotic medication, used primarily for the treatment of schizophrenia and related psychotic illness. Because of dangerous cardiac side effects and drug-drug interactions associated with thioridazine, it is not considered a "first line" treatment, as there are many newer and safer antipsychotic medications available. ...Read more

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Any street uses for thioridazine, haloperidol?

NO: However, given the answer above, people will use anything they can get their hands on to abuse, or help with a crash of other drugs. Both, have a high risk of a muscule movement disorder called tardive dyskensia, which can be permanent, and a syndrome called nms, neuroleptic malignant syndrome, which can be fatal... ...Read more

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Does luvox (fluvoxamine) interact with thioridazine at all?

Yes -: there is potential for a major drug interaction. Recommend against using Thioridazine (mellaril) with fluvoxamine (luvox) as it can lead to increased blood levels of thioridazin and subsequent arrhythmia. ...Read more

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Does luvox (fluvoxamine) interact with thioridazine negatively?

This could cause a : major drug interaction. Please see: http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=2184-0,1128-9754

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What will happen if I use luvox (fluvoxamine) with thioridazine and imipramin?

Risk of side effects: Potential for all these together to have added side effects. Especially depending on your age and medical history. Definitely need to be closely monitored by your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the drug mellaril used for?

What is the drug mellaril used for?

Antipsychotic: Mellaril is an older antipsychotic agent, used to help people with hallucinations, delusions, etc. Smaller doses can also be used for very severe anxiety and sleeplessness. It can cause a lot of dry mouth, constipation, difficulty urinating, and dizziness when standing up though. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Mellaril allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Mellaril allergy?

Mellaril Allergy: Thioridazine (Mellaril) is a piperidine antipsychotic drug which was used for treatment of schizophrenia and psychosis. In 2005 Mellaril was withdrawn due to cardiac arrhythmias. Allergic reactions could include swelling of tongue, throat, lips, mouth, hives or difficulty breathing. ...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?

It depends: It depends on what kind of anxiety you have, and what your doctor has prescribed for you. Both Mellaril and Chlorpromazine are older antipsychotic medications which often have sedating effects as well. Psychotic anxiety can certainly respond to these medications, but if you have a non-psychotic disorder there may be better medicines for you. Please discuss with your psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me how safe is the nardil, (phenelzine) mellaril, and norpramin medication?

Can you please tell me how safe is the nardil, (phenelzine) mellaril, and norpramin medication?

Somewhat depends: All three have been used for more than 40 years. Nardil needs to be taken in context of care diet modification, but it works quite well. Mellaril is an antipsychotic used for years and years, until eli lilly got scared of Geodon (ziprasidone) and forced the fda to study other antipsychotics for qtc changes. Again, quite safe. Norpramin is despiramine, one of the first antidepressants; again, used for years. ...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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Extrapyramidal symptoms occur with thorazine, haldol, (haloperidol) mellaril, or cardiazem, what to do?

Extrapyramidal symptoms occur with thorazine, haldol, (haloperidol) mellaril, or cardiazem, what to do?

EPS: Discuss with your prescribing doctor. Depending on the type of EPS, there are many medications to manage them. ...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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