Compare chlorpromazine vs. Sancuso

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

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
  • Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting
  • Moderately and/or highly emetogenic chemotherapy; Prophylaxis
Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Injection
  • Pill
  • Liquid
  • Patch
Price
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Side effects
The Thorazine (chlorpromazine) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Sancuso (Granisetron) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and risk factors
  • Increased risk of death
    • People over 65 with dementia and psychosis
  • Difficulty controlling movements
  • Neuroleptic malignant syndrome
    • Taking antipsychotic medications
  • Breathing problems
    • Asthma
    • COPD
    • Acute respiratory infections
  • Heat stroke and dehydration
    • Benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH)
    • Urinary retention
    • Decreased movement in the intestines
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