Chlorpromazine- Indications, Dosage, Contraindications, ADRs

Category of Drug Chlorpromazine is Antipsychotics drug
Mechanism of Action 
Indications Chlorpromazine is used for
1. Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders
2. Mania
3. Psychomotor agitation and violent behaviour
3. Adjunct in severe anxiety
4. Psychosis
5. Hiccups
Well Known
Pharmaceutical Brands
Available dosage forms1. TABLETS
Contraindications1. Impaired consciousness due to CNS depression
2. Bone-marrow depression
3. Pheochromocytoma
4. Epilepsy
5. Narrow-angle glaucoma
6. Parkinson’s disease
7. Depressed level of consciousness
Precautions1. Cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disorders
2. Respiratory disease
3. Parkinsonism
4. Epilepsy
5. Acute infections
6. Pregnancy
7. Renal and hepatic impairment
Adverse Effects1. Extrapyramidal symptoms and on prolonged administration
2. Irreversible tardive dyskinesias
3. Hypothermia
4. Drowsiness
5. Apathy
6. Pallor
7. Nightmares
8. Dizziness,
Pregnancy Category 

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