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  • Chlorpromazine 100mg Tablets 100's

Chlorpromazine 100mg Tablets 100's

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Description
Chlorpromazine tablets belong to a group of drugs known as phenothiazines, which act on the central nervous system. They are used to treat the following conditions: schizophrenia and other psychoses particularly paranoia (delusions and feelings of persecution), mania (overactive behaviour and hypomania (elated moods and excitability), anxiety, agitation and violent or dangerously impulsive behaviour. Chlorpromazine is also used for prolonged periods of hiccups, feeling or being sick (when other drugs have failed), to lower body temperature and for childhood schizophrenia and autism (learning and communication difficulties).
How to use
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure. You will be prescribed the lowest dose needed to control your symptoms. Do not stop taking your medicine or change the dose unless your doctor tells you to. The tablets should be swallowed with a glass of water. Dose for schizophrenia, other psychoses, anxiety and agitation: Adults-Start with 25 mg three times a day or 75 mg at bedtime. This may be increased by 25 mg a day to an effective dose. This is usually 75 mg -300 mg daily, but some patients need up to 1000 mg (1g) daily. Elderly weak or infirm patients-Start with 1/3–1/2 usual adult dose with a more gradual increase in dose. Children 6-12 years: 1/3-1/2adult dose to a maximum daily dose of 75 mg. Children 1-5 years-0.5 mg per kg body weight every 4-6 hours to a maximum daily dose of 40 mg. Children under 1 year-Not to be used unless the need is life saving. Dose for nausea and vomiting: Adults-10 mg-25 mg every 4-6 hours. Elderly weak or infirm patients-Start with 1/3-1/2 adult dose. Your doctor will then increase the dose as needed. Children 6-12years-0.5 mg per kg body weight every 4-6 hours. Maximum daily dose 75 mg. Children 1-5 years-0.5 mg per kg body weight every 4-6 hours. Maximum daily dose 40 mg. Children under 1 year: Not to be used unless the need is life saving. Dose for hiccups: Adults, elderly, weak or infirm patients- 25-50 mg 3-4 times a day. Children-Not recommended in children.
Precautions
Do not take Chlorpromazine Tablets and tell your doctor if you: -are allergic (hypersensitive) to Chlorpromazine, other phenothiazines or to any of the other ingredients in the tablets. Signs of an allergic reaction include: a rash, swallowing or breathing problems, swelling of your lips, face, throat or tongue.-have a low number of blood cells (bone marrow depression).-have an increased pressure in the eye (glaucoma).-are taking a dopaminergic antiparkinsonism drug are breast-feeding.-are taking citalopram or escitalopram.-have a history of low white blood cell count have urine retention due to a prostate disorder.