Pronunciation: klor PROE ma zeen
Brand: Ormazine, Thorazine
25 mg, round, brown, imprinted with SZ 202
50 mg, round, brown, imprinted with SZ 203
100 mg, round, brown, imprinted with SZ 225
10 mg, round, brown, imprinted with 832 10
25 mg, round, brown, imprinted with 832 25
50 mg, round, brown, imprinted with 832 50
100 mg, round, brown, imprinted with 832 100
200 mg, round, brown, imprinted with 832 200
100 mg, round, yellow, imprinted with 832 100
200 mg, round, yellow, imprinted with 832 200
25 mg, round, yellow, imprinted with 25, GG 476
25 mg, round, yellow, imprinted with 832 25
50 mg, round, yellow, imprinted with 832 50
10 mg, round, beige, imprinted with GG 455, 10
100 mg, round, brown, imprinted with GG 437, 100
200 mg, round, brown, imprinted with GG 457, 200
50 mg, round, brown, imprinted with GG 407, 50
200 mg, round, white, imprinted with B5
25 mg, round, white, imprinted with B2
50 mg, round, white, imprinted with B3
10 mg, round, white, imprinted with B
Call your doctor at once if you have uncontrollable movements of your eyes, lips, tongue, face, arms, or legs. These could be early signs of dangerous side effects.
Chlorpromazine is not approved for use in older adults with dementia-related psychosis.
Chlorpromazine is a phenothiazine (FEEN-oh-THYE-a-zeen) that is used to treat psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia or manic-depression in adults.
Chlorpromazine is also used in adults to treat nausea and vomiting, anxiety before surgery, chronic hiccups, acute intermittent porphyria, and symptoms of tetanus.
In children ages 1 through 12 years, chlorpromazine is used to treat severe behavioral problems (such as combative or explosive behavior) or hyperactivity with excessive motor activity.
Chlorpromazine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
You should not use this medicine if you are allergic to chlorpromazine or other phenothiazines (such as fluphenazine, perphenazine, prochlorperazine, promethazine, thioridazine, or trifluoperazine).
Do not use chlorpromazine if you have recently used large amounts of alcohol or medicine that makes you sleepy.
Chlorpromazine may increase the risk of death in older adults with dementia-related psychosis and is not approved for this use.
Tell your doctor if you have ever had:
Tell your doctor if you will be exposed to extreme heat, or to insecticide poisons while you are using chlorpromazine.
Do not give this medicine to a child without medical advice. Talk with your doctor before giving chlorpromazine to a child who has been ill with a fever or flu symptoms.
Using antipsychotic medicine in the last 3 months of pregnancy may cause medical problems, breathing problems, feeding problems, or withdrawal symptoms in the newborn. However, you may have withdrawal symptoms or other problems if you stop using your medicine during pregnancy. If you get pregnant, tell your doctor right away. Do not stop using chlorpromazine without your doctor's advice.
You should not breast-feed while using this medicine.
Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Use the medicine exactly as directed.
Chlorpromazine oral is taken by mouth.
Chlorpromazine injection is injected into a muscle, or given as an infusion into a vein. A healthcare provider will give you this injection.
You may be asked to lie down for a short time after you receive a chlorpromazine injection. This medicine can lower your blood pressure and you may feel light-headed after an injection.
Your doctor will need to check your progress on a regular basis. Your vision may also need to be checked.
This medicine can affect the results of certain medical tests. Tell any doctor who treats you that you are using chlorpromazine.
If you need to have a spinal tap (lumbar puncture) or any type of x-ray scan or MRI of your spinal cord, tell the doctor ahead of time that you are using chlorpromazine.
Do not stop using chlorpromazine suddenly, or you could have unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Ask your doctor how to safely stop using this medicine.
Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include dry mouth, bloating or stomach cramps, feeling restless, fever, muscle stiffness, jerky muscle movements, changes in heart rate, fainting, or seizure (convulsions).
Avoid driving or hazardous activity until you know how this medicine will affect you. Dizziness or drowsiness can cause falls, accidents, or severe injuries.
Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position, or you may feel dizzy.
Drinking alcohol with this medicine can cause side effects.
Avoid exposure to sunlight or tanning beds. Chlorpromazine can make you sunburn more easily. Wear protective clothing and use sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) when you are outdoors.
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Long-term use of chlorpromazine can cause a serious movement disorder that may not be reversible. The longer you use chlorpromazine, the more likely you are to develop this disorder, especially if you are a an older adult.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
Some side effects may be more likely in older adults.
Common side effects may include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Using chlorpromazine with other drugs that make you drowsy can worsen this effect. Ask your doctor before using opioid medication, a sleeping pill, a muscle relaxer, or medicine for anxiety or seizures.
Other drugs may affect chlorpromazine, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell your doctor about all your current medicines and any medicine you start or stop using.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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