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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Thorazine (Overview)

Thorazine is a low strength D2 stimulator which is a kind of drug for psychosis (psychiatric drug).


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What are the effects of thorazine (chlorpromazine)?

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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
62 doctors shared insights

Thorazine (Overview)

Thorazine is a low strength D2 stimulator which is a kind of drug for psychosis (psychiatric drug).


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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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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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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 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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Is thorazine (chlorpromazine) used for last days of cancer patient?

Is thorazine (chlorpromazine) used for last days of cancer patient?

Yes, it can be: Some patients have great restlessness and agitation at the end of life. Thorazine (chlorpromazine) is among the medicines that can be helpful in such palliative care situations. http://tinyurl.com/lo7p272 it can also be used for persistent hiccups that are extremely troublesome for people whose cancers are irritating their diaphragms. http://tinyurl.com/mrn4zga. ...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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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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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 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