Chlorpromazine


Generic Medicine Info
Administration
May be taken with or without food. May be taken w/ meals to reduce GI discomfort.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity; preexisting CNS depression, coma, bone-marrow supression; phaeochromocytoma; lactation.
Special Precautions
Parkinson's disease; CV disease; renal or hepatic impairment; cerebrovascular and respiratoty disease; jaundice; DM; hypothyroidism; paralytic ileus; prostatic hyperplasia or urinary retention; epilepsy or history of seizures; myasthenia gravis; pregnancy; elderly (especially with dementia), and debilitated patients. Avoid direct sunlight.
Adverse Reactions
Tardive dyskinesia (on long-term therapy). Involuntary movements of extremities may also occur. Dry mouth, constipation, urinary retention, mydriasis, agitation, insomnia, depression and convulsions; postural hypotension, ECG changes. Allergic skin reaction, amenorrhoea, gynaecomastia, weight gain. Hyperglycaemia and raised serum cholesterol.
Potentially Fatal: Agranulocytosis. Instantaneous deaths associated with ventricular tachyarrhythmias. Marked elevation of body temperature with heat stroke. Neuroleptic malignant syndrome, extrapyramidal dysfunction.
Drug Interactions
Potentiation of anticholinergic effects of antiparkinson agents and TCAs may lead to an anticholinergic crisis. Additive orthostatic hypotensive effect in combination with MAOIs. Reverses antihypertensive effect of guanethidine, methyldopa and clonidine.
ATC Classification
N05AA01 - chlorpromazine ; Belongs to the class of phenothiazine antipsychotics with aliphatic side-chain.
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