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If Thorazine (chlorpromazine) isn't helping alone what other medications will help while taking Thorazine (chlorpromazine) for severe mood changes?

If Thorazine (chlorpromazine) isn't helping alone what other medications will help while taking Thorazine (chlorpromazine) for severe mood changes?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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How long will thorazine (chlorpromazine) take before it is in my urine stream?

How long will thorazine (chlorpromazine) take before it is in my urine stream?

No sure: I usually takes about 20 to 30 min to get an effect. That means it has already went thru the liver and its ready for your body to use it and get rid of it.... ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to take haldol (haloperidol) while allergic to thorazine?

Is it possible for me to take haldol (haloperidol) while allergic to thorazine?

With caution, yes: It is possible for an individual to be allergic to Chlorpromazine while being not allergic to haloperidol. The two medications are in the same division in the family of medications in that they are both typical antipsychotics although they have differences in potency. I would talk to your md and listen to your body carefully. Any disturbing changes or side effects should be evaluated quickly! ...Read more

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What should be looked for if 600 mg of thorazine (chlorpromazine) was mixed with 100 mg of loxapine?

Antipsychotics: Those are considerable doses of very potent (and rarely used) medications. .. Which essentially work on the same systems in the brain, so I'm slightly puzzled why you'd need both. Nonetheless, the largest concern for me would be extrapyramidal side effects, weight gain, somnolence, prolactin changes and tardive dyskinesia. Talk to your psychiatrist continually. .. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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If allergic to thorazine can you take haldol (haloperidol)?

Medication: Oftentimes they will try a different medication in the same class especially since these two compounds are chemically different. ...Read more

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What is the difference between thorazine, haldol, (haloperidol) and ativan?

What is the difference between thorazine, haldol, (haloperidol) and ativan?

Classes and Actions: Thorazine & Haldol are antipsychotic or neuroleptic medications. They are prescribed for psychosis and sometimes for agitation. An old name is major tranquilizer. They are not particularly fun to take. Ativan is a benzodiazapine, like are valium and xanax (alprazolam).
They have been called minor tranquilizers, have sedative properties and can be abused and addictive. Ativan is used for anxiety and agitation. ...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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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