Chlorpromazine is a drug that is used as an active ingredient in medicines that treats psychotic disorders. It is a phenothiazine and traditional antipsychotic agent with anti-emetic activity. This component exerts its antipsychotic effect by blocking postsynaptic dopamine receptors in cortical and limbic areas of the brain It acts by preventing the excess of dopamine in the brain. This results the reduction in psychotic symptoms, like hallucinations and delusions.
Class of Drugs – Phenothiazine antipsychotics
Molecular Formula – C17H19ClN2S
Molecular Weight – 318.9 g/mol
Working: The drug restores the balance of certain natural substances in the brain. The medicine Chlorpromazine also controls nausea/vomiting, relieves prolonged hiccups, relieves restlessness/anxiety before surgery, and used in the treatment of tetanus.
Uses: This medication is used in the treatment of certain mental/mood disorders such as schizophrenia, psychotic disorders, manic phase of bipolar disorder, severe behavioral problems in children. This ingredient also helps to think more clearly, feel less nervous, and take part in everyday life. It also reduces aggressive behavior and the desire to hurt others.
Popular Brands and Dosages: Phenothiazine antipsychotic drug Chlorpromazine is used as the main active ingredient in popular brands. The brand medicine is available in dosages as following:
- Thorazine: 25 mg, 50 mg, and 100 mg
- Ormazine: 25 mg, 50 mg, and 100 mg
This medication should be administered as mentioned in the prescription by the doctor.