Compare chlorpromazine vs. Marinol

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Thorazine (chlorpromazine)

Prescription only
Stabilizes your mood.

Thorazine (chlorpromazine) has more side effects than other medicines like it. It is most useful during psychotic episodes because it slows you down quickly.

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Upsides
  • Acts fast to slow you down during a psychotic episode.
  • Can also be used for nausea or migraines.
  • Safe for use in children as young as 6 months.
  • Comes in a sugar-coated pill for easy administration.
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Downsides
  • Has more side effects than other medicines like it.
  • Can affect how your other medicines work.
  • Makes you more sensitive to the sun.
  • Can make you dizzy or lightheaded, especially when injected.
  • Cannot be stopped right away.
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Used for
  • AIDS - Loss of appetite Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting; Prophylaxis
Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Injection
  • Pill
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Side effects
The Thorazine (chlorpromazine) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Marinol (Dronabinol) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and warnings
  • Increased risk of death

    People over 65 with dementia and psychosis

  • Neuroleptic malignant syndrome

    Taking antipsychotic medications

  • Breathing problems

    Asthma

    ...and 2 more risk factors

  • Heat stroke and dehydration

    Benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH)

    ...and 2 more risk factors

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