Chlorpromazine GPO

Chlorpromazine GPO

chlorpromazine

Manufacturer:

GPO

Distributor:

GPO
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Chlorpromazine HCl
Indications/Uses
Schizophrenia, manic-depressive disorders, nausea & vomiting after surgery, restlessness before surgery, additive use for severe cancer pain, combative &/or explosive hyperexcitation in childn, intractible hiccup, acute intermittent porphyria.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Tab Adult 25-50 mg tid, & gradually increase as necessary. Max: 1 g/day (usual dose: 75-300 mg/day). Childn ≥6 mth 0.55 mg/kg every 4-6 hr. IM/IV Adult 25-50 mg every 6-8 hr or 25-50 mg as IV single dose & repeat at the same dose 1 hr later if needed, then every 3-12 hr. Elderly or critical illness Reduce the usual dose to ½ or ⅓ of the usual dose. IM/IV Childn 0.55 mg/kg every 6-8 hr.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity to phenothiazines. Coma status caused by other CNS depressants, bone marrow suppressants, drug-induced leukopenia. Pregnancy & lactation. Infants <6 mth.
Special Precautions
Patients w/ liver or renal impairment, resp disorders, CV diseases, pheochromocytoma, parkinsonism, diabetes, epilepsy. Patients receiving hypotensives or CNS depressants. Perform eye check-up on prolonged use. Discontinue use if cannot tolerate skin pigmentation.
Adverse Reactions
Drowsiness, dry mouth, constipation, blocked nose, blurred vision, hypotension, cardiac arrhythmia, hypothermia, skin photosensitivity, extrapyramidal effects (pseudoparkinsonism, akathesis, dystonias). Galactorrhea (males), abnormal menstruation, gynecomastia, urinary retention, jaundice, abnormal blood profile, hyperpigmentation on retina, conjunctiva, cornea or skin.
ATC Classification
N05AA01 - chlorpromazine ; Belongs to the class of phenothiazine antipsychotics with aliphatic side-chain.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Chlorpromazine GPO tab 100 mg
Packing/Price
500's
Form
Chlorpromazine GPO inj 25 mg/mL
Packing/Price
2 mL x 50 × 1's
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