Thorazine review

Thorazine is a brand of antipsychotic drug with the generic name chlorpromazine. It is used to treat schizophrenia, but has also been proven to work on treating manic and hyper-energetic episodes in various mental disorders, such as those suffering bipolar disorder or hyperactivity. It is also used to control nausea and vomiting, to stop uncontrollable hiccups, and to relieve anxiety before surgery. Chlorpromazine works by interfering with the various chemical receptors in the brain. Thorazine comes in 25mg, 50mg, 100mg and 200mg tablets.

Due to the versatility of Thorazine, dosage will vary for specific conditions it is being used to treat. Doctors may also prescribe specific dosage based on your individual medical history

For the treatment of schizophrenia and mania, it is recommended to take a 10mg dose 3 or 4 times a day or 25mg 2 or 3 times a day. Your doctor may specify a larger does if your schizophrenia is quite severe. If used to relieve vomiting and nausea, it may vary from 10-25mg once every 4 to 6 hours throughout the day. To relieve anxiety before surgery, a dose of 25-50mg taken 3 to five hours before surgery is recommended. Thorazine is also used to treat acute intermittent porphyria. The usual dose recommended is 25-50mg 3 to 4 times a day.

Chlorpromazine amplifies the depressive actions of certain drugs such as tranquilizers, antihistamines and narcotics, so consult your doctor whether it is safe to take Thorazine while you are on any of these medications. Alcohol consumption will also affect the over all drowsiness felt. This drowsiness should be kept in mind when doing activities that will need your full attention. Also, inform your doctor if you have any heart, kidney or liver conditions, as Thorazine may aggravate them.

Avoid excessive exposure to sunlight or sources of UV rays if you experience any light sensitivity due to Thorazine. Overexposure to light may cause irritation to eyes and skin, and it is advised to use sunscreen while taking Thorazine. Light sensitivity may also affect patients suffering from glaucoma.

Do not use Thorazine to treat dementia or conditions with dementia-like symptoms. Thorazine may cause heart failure and even death in older patients with dementia.

You may experience drowsiness, slurred speech, dry mouth, light sensitivity and nasal congestion. As you get used to the medication these effects should wear off but if they persist, you should consult your doctor. Seek medical attention immediately if you experience fainting, seizure, joint pain and swelling, a high fever, or tremors and uncontrollable twitching of the face, hands or legs.

Thorazine may also cause tardive dyskinesia in some patients. It is characterized by sudden involuntary twitching and jerking of the face, jaw and tongue which may include puckering of the lips, extension of the tongue, chewing and puffing the cheeks. These symptoms can be persistent and in some cases seem irreversible. Early symptoms of this condition include fine, wormlike motion of the tongue and once detected early, Thorazine treatment must be stopped immediately.

Thorazine has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of thorazine

• Molecular formula of thorazine is C17H20N2S
• Chemical IUPAC Name is N,N-dimethyl-3-phenothiazin-10-ylpropan-1-amine
• Molecular weight is
Thorazine available : 10mg tablets, 25mg tablets, 50mg tablets and 100mg tablets

Generic name: Promazine

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