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- What is thioridazine- oral, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
- Is thioridazine- oral available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for thioridazine- oral?
- What are the side effects of thioridazine- oral?
- What is the dosage for thioridazine- oral?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with thioridazine- oral?
- Is thioridazine- oral safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about thioridazine- oral?
What is thioridazine- oral, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
Thioridazine is an oral antipsychotic medication used for the management of schizophrenia. Thioridazine is one of the older, first-generation antipsychotic medications. Examples of other first-generation antipsychotics include:
- prochlorperazine (Compazine, Compro, Procomp)
- chlorpromazine (Promapar, Thorazine)
- perphenazine (Trilafon)
- trifluoperazine (Stelazine)
Although the exact mechanism of antipsychotics is unknown, scientists believe that they may work by blocking the action of dopamine in the brain. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter (chemical) that nerves use to communicate with one another. Thioridazine is used when patients do not respond to other antipsychotics.
Is thioridazine- oral available as a generic drug?
GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes
Do I need a prescription for thioridazine- oral?
What are the side effects of thioridazine- oral?
Thioridazine causes extrapyramidal side effects such as:
- Abnormal muscle contractions
- Difficulty breathing and swallowing
- Neck spasms
Other side effects include:
- Low blood pressure
- Dry mouth
- Blurred vision
- Urinary retention
- Worsening of glaucoma
- Increased or decreased blood glucose
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