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.