What is chlorpromazine used for?Chemical Name: CHLORPROMAZINE (klor-PROE-ma-zeen)
Chlorpromazine (Generic of Largactil)
Chlorpromazine is a medication used to treat psychotic disorders such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, hallucinations, and delusions. It is also used to treat severe behavioral issues in children, nausea and vomiting, and intractable hiccups. Chlorpromazine helps you take a more active part in everyday life, feel confident, and think more clearly. It helps to curb suicidal tendencies in people and control the urge to hurt others. It tampers down aggressive behavior in people and reduces hallucinations. This psychiatric medicine works by restoring the balance of natural substances in the human brain.
Active ingredients include chlorpromazine hydrochloride.
This medicine is taken orally according to the directions of your physician. He or she may advise you to start with chlorpromazine 25mg to avoid adverse side effects and increase gradually. The dosage depends on the individual's age, response to treatment, and medical condition. For children, the recommended dosage is based on weight. For better results take this medication regularly, preferably at the same time.
In some cases, you might experience positive results soon after starting this medicine while in some cases it might be weeks before you see any result. In any case, do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor.
Make sure that your doctor or pharmacist is aware of your medical history and allergies if you have any. You can buy chlorpromazine from Canada Pharmacy at desirable prices.
Some serious side effects include:
- Uncontrollable movement or twitching of tongue, lips, eyes, arms or legs
- Problems with walking, drooling, tremors, or trouble swallowing
- Feeling agitated or restless
- High fever, rapid breathing, stiff muscles, sweating, confusion, uneven or fast heartbeat
- Unusual behavior or thoughts
- Flu symptoms, easy bruising, pale skin
- Urinating less or not at all
- Joint pain, swollen glands, chest pain, muscle aches
- Watery eyes, tunnel vision, sensitivity to light, decreased night vision
- Weak pulse, fainting
- Weight gain
- Sleep problems, anxiety, and dizziness
- Blurred vision, stuffy nose or dry mouth
- Irregular mensuration cycle
- Swelling in breasts or discharge
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What is a Generic Drug?
A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.