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Description

What is Thorazine used for?

Thorazine is prescribed to treat certain mental/mood disorders (such as schizophrenia, psychotic disorders, manic phase of bipolar disorder, severe behavioral problems in children). Chlorpromazine helps you to think more clearly, feel less nervous, and take part in everyday life. It can reduce aggressive behavior and the desire to hurt yourself/others. It may also help to decrease hallucinations (hearing/seeing things that are not there).

It is also used in adults to treat nausea and vomiting, anxiety before surgery, chronic hiccups, acute intermittent porphyria, and symptoms of tetanus.

 

How does Thorazine work?

Thorazine is an oral tablet containing the active ingredient called Chlorpromazine. It belongs to a class of d rugs called phenothiazine antipsychotics. When taken as directed, the Chlorpromazine dosage works by blocking an assortment of receptors in your brain, dopamine receptors in particular. Dopamine is involved in regulating your moods and behavior as well as your motivation. 

Directions

Before taking Thorazine or the Chlorpromazine generic, read all the instructions and paper work that given to you by your pharmacist. Take your Thorazine dosage orally once a day. Make sure you take it at the same time each day to create a routine for yourself and to ensure an even spread of the Chlorpromazine dosage in your system. This medication should be taken on a regular basis to have optimal results. The Thorazine dosage that you take will depend on your condition and your age. Take this drug exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not change or increase your dose. You should continue taking this medication even if you feel well.

Cautions

Thorazine or the Chlorpromazine generic may contain medical and non medical ingredients that could cause an allergic reaction. Consult with your doctor about any known allergies before taking Thorazine. Speak with your doctor about any known medical conditions especially those relating to severe asthma, emphysema, sulfite allergy, bone marrow suppression, heart disease, liver or kidney disease, breast cancer, glaucoma, Parkinson’s disease, seizures, blockages in your intestine, brain tumor, or pheochromocytoma.

Side Effects

Some common Thorazine side effects include:

Drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness, dry mouth, blurred vision, tiredness, nausea, constipation, weight gain, or trouble sleeping

Some serious Thorazine side effects include:

Skin discoloration, eye/vision changes, signs of liver disease, signs of infection (such as sore throat that doesn't go away, chills, cough), easy bruising/bleeding, mental/mood changes (such as worsening psychosis, unresponsive/catatonic state).

If any side effects of Chlorpromazine become unmanageable speak with your doctor or pharmacist for help in managing any side effects. For any serious side effects that occur speak with your doctor right away for further treatment options.

FAQs

What is Thorazine?

Thorazine is a medication that is used as a treatment towards specific mental and mood disorders such as schizophrenia, psychotic disorders, manic phase of bipolar disorder, and severe behavioral problems in children. When taken, Chlorpromazine is known to help you think more clearly, feel less nervous, and generally allow you to return to partaking in everyday life. It is also know to reduce aggressive behavior, desire to hurt not only yourself but others as well. It may also aid in decreasing the amount of hallucinations you encounter. When it begins to work in your system, Thorazine helps to restore the balance of a natural substance within the brain. This medication comes in three different strengths which are 25mg, 50mg, and 100mg. If you have any questions regarding this medication or any inquiries in general, feel free to give us a call at our toll free number 1-877-385-8998.      

 

What are the side effects of Thorazine?

While this medication has a few side effects listed for it, these are only just some of the more common ones you may or may not experience. They are as follows; drowsiness, lightheadedness, dry mouth, blurred vision, tiredness, nausea, constipation, weight gain, and troubles sleeping (insomnia) may occur. Keep in mind that if you are experiencing any of these, if they persist or worsen, be sure to inform your doctor.