GENERIC NAME: CHLORPROTHIXENE - ORAL (klor-pro-THICKS-een)
USES: This medication is used to treat symptoms of certain types of mental or emotional conditions.
HOW TO USE: Take with food or milk if stomach upset occurs, unless directed otherwise by your doctor. The liquid concentrate form must be measured carefully and may be taken undiluted or diluted in water, milk, juice, coffee or carbonated beverage. It should be shaken well before using. This medication must be taken as prescribed. Do not stop taking this drug suddenly without consulting your doctor. Some conditions may worsen if the medication is suddenly stopped.
SIDE EFFECTS: May cause drowsiness, dizziness, or blurred vision. Use caution performing tasks that require alertness. Other side effects include stomach upset, increased appetite, headache, dry mouth, sweating, sleep disturbances or restlessness. These effects should subside as your body adjusts to the medication. Notify your doctor if you develop: chest pain, a rapid heart rate, difficulty breathing, aching muscles and joints, unusual bleeding or bruising, tremors, skin rash, involuntary movements of the face/tongue/mouth (chewing movements, puckering, twitching tongue), yellowing of the eyes or skin. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
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