thioridazine concentrate-oral, Mellaril


BRAND NAME(S): Mellaril

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WARNING: Serious heart problems (QTc interval prolongation) have occurred in patients taking thioridazine. 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.

USES: This medication is used to treat a mental/emotional condition (schizophrenia) that is untreatable with other drugs. It may be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

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. This medication must be used exactly as prescribed. Do not increase the dose or stop taking this drug without first consulting your doctor. Measure carefully and dilute with 4 ounces or more of water, milk, juice or carbonated beverage. It can be mixed into applesauce or pudding. Do not dilute with coffee, tea, colas or apple juice because the medication may lose effectiveness. Take immediately after diluting. Do not dilute the drug and save for later use. It must be diluted before each dose. In the treatment of mental or emotional conditions it may take up to two weeks for the full benefit of the medication to take effect.

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