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Descriptions of Chlorpromazine Hydrochloride Articles
Chlorpromazine is a drug used to treat nausea or vomiting, schizophrenia, tetanus, and other conditions. This eMedTV article lists other uses for the prescription drug, explains how it works, and offers some general dosing information.
- Side Effects of Chlorpromazine
Some side effects of chlorpromazine include blurred vision, ejaculation problems, and diarrhea. This eMedTV page lists other possible chlorpromazine side effects, including severe side effects that you should report to your doctor (such as seizures).
- What Is Chlorpromazine Used For?
What is chlorpromazine used for? As this page on the eMedTV Web site explains, chlorpromazine uses can include the treatment of acute intermittent porphyria, severe behavioral problems in children, and schizophrenia, among other conditions.
- Chlorpromazine Dosing
The starting chlorpromazine dosage for severe nausea or vomiting is 10 mg to 25 mg every four to six hours. This eMedTV page also discusses chlorpromazine dosing for the treatment of schizophrenia, acute intermittent porphyria, and other conditions.
- Drug Interactions With Chlorpromazine
Alcohol, pindolol, and barbiturates are among the drugs that can potentially interact with chlorpromazine. This eMedTV page describes how drug interactions with chlorpromazine can increase your risk of certain side effects (for example, drowsiness).
- Chlorpromazine Warnings and Precautions
As this eMedTV page explains, chlorpromazine can raise the level of a hormone in the body called prolactin, possibly leading to sexual problems. This page lists other chlorpromazine warnings and precautions (such as people who should avoid the drug).