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Chlorpromazine can be used to treat a number of conditions, including schizophrenia, acute intermittent porphyria, and severe behavior problems in children. It is a typical antipsychotic that works by affecting a certain chemical in the brain. The drug is available by prescription, comes in tablet form, and is typically taken one to six times a day. Side effects can include nausea, drowsiness, dry mouth, and unusual body or facial movements.
- Nausea and vomiting
- Restlessness and worry before surgery
- Acute intermittent porphyria (to help relieve nausea and vomiting associated with this condition)
- Tetanus (in combination with other medications)
- Mania symptoms in people with bipolar disorder (also known as manic depression)
- Hiccups that will not go away
- Severe behavior problems in children
- Severe attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children (for short-term use only).
Are There Side Effects?
- Unusual body or facial movements, shakiness, or twitches
- Dry mouth (see Thorazine and Dry Mouth)
- Blurred vision
- Sexual side effects (see Thorazine Sexual Side Effects).