Active Ingredient: The main active component of this medicine is Thioridazine Hydrochloride. This active component is the hydrochloride salt form of thioridazine and a dopamine antagonist with the antipsychotic property. It acts by binding to mesolimbic postsynaptic dopamine receptor D2 to decrease the dopamine activity leading to decreased psychotic effects, like hallucinations and delusions. It also binds to serotonin 5-HT2 receptors, leads to decreased serotonin activity.
Indications: Thioridazine Hydrochloride composed medication is indicated to treat certain mental/mood disorders like schizophrenia or depression. Mellaril helps to think more clearly, feel less nervous, and take part in everyday life. It also prevents suicide in people likely to harm themselves and reduce aggression and the desire to hurt others. It decreases negative thoughts and hallucinations.
Action Mechanism: Given medication belongs to a class of drugs known as phenothiazines. Mellaril is an antipsychotic medicine called a phenothiazine that works by changing the actions of chemicals in the brain. It is used to treat schizophrenia.
Dosages: This antipsychotic drug is made available in a conventional tablet form in a dosage as given below:
- 25 mg: This tablet shall be given orally 2 to 3 times a day with or without food as directed by the doctor
Note: This medication is not approved for use in psychotic conditions related to dementia. It may increase the risk of death in older adults with dementia-related conditions.
What is Mellaril?
Mellaril is an antipsychotic medicine called a phenothiazine. It works by changing the actions of chemicals in your brain.
What is Mellaril used for?
Mellaril is used to treat schizophrenia. It is usually given after other antipsychotic medicines have been tried without success.
How should Mellaril tablet be consumed?
While using Mellaril, you may need frequent blood tests. Your heart function may need to be checked using an electrocardiograph or ECG.
What should be avoided while consuming Mellaril?
Mellaril may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert. Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position, or you may feel dizzy. Get up slowly and steady yourself to prevent a fall.
What other drugs will affect Mellaril?
Taking Mellaril with other drugs that might make one sleepy or slow the breathing can cause dangerous or life-threatening side effects. Ask your doctor before taking a sleeping pill, narcotic pain medicine, prescription cough medicine, a muscle relaxer, or medicine for anxiety, depression, or seizures.