Chlorpromazine Dosing for Acute Intermittent Porphyria
The recommended dose of chlorpromazine for acute intermittent porphyria is 25 mg to 50 mg three or four times a day. Most people will be able to stop taking chlorpromazine after several weeks, though some need to take it long-term.
Chlorpromazine Dosing for Children
The dose of chlorpromazine for children varies depending on the child's weight and the condition being treated. Often, the dose is 0.25 mg of chlorpromazine per pound of weight every four to six hours.
Some considerations for people taking chlorpromazine include:
- Chlorpromazine comes in tablet form. It is usually taken by mouth one to six times daily.
- It does not matter if you take the medication with or without food. If chlorpromazine bothers your stomach, try taking it with food.
- Chlorpromazine should be taken at the same time(s) each day to maintain even levels of the drug in your blood.
- For chlorpromazine to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. The medicine will not work if you stop taking it.
- If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or chlorpromazine dosing in general, please talk with your healthcare provider, nurse, or pharmacist. Do not stop taking chlorpromazine without first discussing it with your healthcare provider (see Thorazine Withdrawal).