SIDE EFFECTS: 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
GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes
PREPARATIONS: Tablets: 10, 25, 50 and 100 mg.
STORAGE: Thioridazine tablets should be stored between 15 C and 30 C (59 F and 86 F).
- The recommended starting dose of thioridazine for treating schizophrenia is 50 to 100 mg every 8 hours.
- Maintenance is recommended with doses every 6-12 hours with a total daily dose of 200 to 800 mg.
- The dose for treating depressive disorders is 25 mg every 8 hours. The dose may be increased slowly to 20 to 200 mg daily.
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