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If you have schizophrenia that has not responded well to other treatments, you may benefit from a medication called thioridazine (Mellaril®). Part of a class of drugs known as "typical antipsychotics," this product can help control schizophrenia symptoms -- but it is not a cure.
Thioridazine comes in tablet form and is usually taken two to four times a day. Although most people are able to take it without any problems, side effects are possible and may include dry mouth, drowsiness, and blurred vision.
Prior to beginning treatment with thioridazine, review the drug's safety info with your healthcare provider. This product can react with other medications, so your healthcare provider needs a complete list of all other medicines you are taking. He or she also needs to know about any other medical conditions you have, such as epilepsy, glaucoma, or an irregular heart rhythm.
(Click Thioridazine for more information, including how this medication works and what to do in cases of overdose.)
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