Active Ingredient: This mentioned medication is composed of active ingredient Chlorpromazine, which is a phenothiazine and traditional antipsychotic agent with anti-emetic activity. It exerts its antipsychotic effect by blocking postsynaptic dopamine receptors in cortical and limbic areas of the brain, so as to prevent the excess of dopamine in the brain. This leads to a reduction in psychotic symptoms, such as hallucinations and delusions. This active component appears to exert its anti-emetic activity by blocking the dopamine receptors in the chemical trigger zone in the brain to relieve nausea and vomiting.
Indications: This effective medicine is used to treat certain mental disorders such as schizophrenia, psychotic disorders, manic phase of bipolar disorder, severe behavioral problems in children. It helps you to think more clearly, feel less nervous, and take part in everyday life. It can reduce aggressive behavior and the desire to hurt yourself. Thorazine may also help to decrease hallucinations. This drug is a psychiatric medication that belongs to the class of drugs called phenothiazine antipsychotics. It works by helping to restore the balance of certain natural substances in the brain.
This medicine is also used to control nausea/vomiting, relieve prolonged hiccups, relieve restlessness/anxiety before surgery, and help treat tetanus.
Action Mechanism: Chlorpromazine composed medicine is a psychiatric medication that belongs to the class of drugs called phenothiazine antipsychotics. Thorazine works by helping to restore the balance of certain natural substances in the brain. It is also used to control nausea/vomiting, relieves prolonged hiccups, relieve restlessness/anxiety before surgery, and help treat tetanus.
Dosages: This antipsychotic medicine is available for oral consumption and in dosage as mentioned below:
- 25 mg: This medication is to be consumed with or without food as directed by the doctor, usually 2-4 times a day
- 50 mg: It is to be taken 2 to 4 times a day with or without food as prescribed by the doctor
- 100 mg: This medicine shall be consumed exactly as directed by the doctor
Note: To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly while getting up from sitting or lying down. Be careful about going up and downstairs.
What is Thorazine?
Thorazine is an anti-psychotic medication in a group of drugs called phenothiazines.
What is Thorazine used for?
Thorazine is used to treat psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia or manic-depression in adults. Thorazine is also used in adults to treat nausea and vomiting, anxiety before surgery, chronic hiccups, acute intermittent porphyria, and symptoms of tetanus.
What are cautions should be followed while taking Thorazine?
Avoid using in children with suspected Reye syndrome. Use caution in glaucoma, prostatic hypertrophy, stenosing peptic ulcer disease, history of NMS, Parkinson disease, hypocalcemia, renal or hepatic impairment, history of severe reaction to insulin or electroconvulsive therapy, history of seizures, asthma, respiratory tract infection, cardiovascular disease, and myelosuppression.
What mechanism of action Thorazine follow?
Thorazine antagonizes dopamine D2 receptors in brain, depresses release of hypothalamic and hypophyseal hormones, may also depress reticular activating system.
What are contraindications while using Thorazine?
Contraindications while using Thorazine are such as Coma, severe hypotension, severe central nervous system depression, concurrent administration of large amounts of CNS depressants, subcortical brain damage, poorly controlled seizure disorder, Severe cardiovascular disease, and Lactation.