Stabilizes your mood.
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Thorazine (chlorpromazine) has more side effects than other medicines like it. It is most useful during psychotic episodes because it slows you down quickly.
- 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.
- 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.
Thorazine (chlorpromazine) is a derivative of phenothiazine, which regulates dopamine levels in your brain to improve your mood.
- Acute intermittent porphyria
- Preoperative anxiety
- Bipolar disorder
What to expect when you take Thorazine (chlorpromazine) for Schizophrenia or bipolar disorderSkip what to expect section. Skip to Risks & Warnings section.
Side effect rates for Thorazine (chlorpromazine)
Risks and Warnings for Thorazine (chlorpromazine)Skip risks section. Skip to common concerns section.
- Higher risk if:
- › People over 65 with dementia and psychosis
Older people who have dementia and psychosis have a higher risk of death if they take antipsychotic medicines like Thorazine (chlorpromazine). They shouldn't be given this medicine.
This is a black box warning. The FDA requires this warning when there is a significant risk of serious or life-threatening effects that anyone taking the drug should consider.
Common concerns from people taking Thorazine (chlorpromazine)Final section. Do you want to return to drug navigation?
- Don't combine with alcohol or narcotics because it can cause you to stop breathing.
- Can make you very sleepy so don't drive or do anything that requires concentration until you know how it affects you.