GENERIC NAME: MESORIDAZINE - ORAL (mezz-oh-RID-uh-zeen)
BRAND NAME(S): Serentil
WARNING: Serious heart problems (QTc interval prolongation) have occurred in patients taking mesoridazine. QTc prolongation can infrequently result in serious, rarely fatal, irregular heartbeats. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for details. Ask for instructions about whether you need to stop any other QTc-prolonging drugs you may be using in order to minimize the risk of this effect. This medicine should be used only when treatment with other drugs have failed.
HOW TO USE: Take with food or milk if stomach upset occurs unless directed otherwise by your doctor. Your dosage is based on your condition and response to the medication. Take this medication exactly as prescribed. Do not increase your dose or stop taking this drug without first consulting your doctor. In the treatment of mental or emotional conditions, it may take up to two weeks for full benefit to be noticed.
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