thioridazine suspension- oral, Mellaril
GENERIC NAME: THIORIDAZINE SUSPENSION- ORAL (thigh-oh-RID-uh-zeen)
BRAND NAME(S): Mellaril
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.
HOW TO USE: Shake well before using each dose. Take with food or milk if stomach upset occurs, unless directed otherwise by your doctor. Your dosage is based on your condition and your response to the medication. This medication must be taken exactly as prescribed. Do not increase your dose or stop taking this drug without first consulting your doctor. It may take up to two weeks for the full benefit of this medication to take effect.
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