This medication is a tranquilizer, prescribed for schizophrenia. It works by blocking dopamine receptors in the brain.
Contraindicated in patients with bone marrow depression, severe drowsiness, and hypersensitivity.
The recommended initial dose is 2mg three times per day.
It comes as a capsule and liquid, with or without food.
Caution should be exercised in patients with history of seizures, brain damage, brain tumors, breast cancer, blood disorders, liver problems, intestinal blockage, vision problems, dementia, Alzheimers disease, alcohol abuse, depression, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may cause drowsiness, dizziness, or fainting, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Avoid alcohol consumption.
Avoid exposure to sunlight.
Do not become overheated in hot weather; otherwise it may lead to heat stroke.
Patient may develop with neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) with the following symptoms: fever, stiff muscles, confusion, abnormal thinking, fast or irregular heartbeat and sweating. If it is so consult with your doctor.
Fast heart rate, low blood pressure, lightheadedness and fainting.
Central Nervous System : Drowsiness.
Allergic Reactions : Rash, itching, hives and photosensitivity.
Metabolic : Dry mouth, blurred vision, nasal congestion, constipation, increased sweating, increased salivation and impotence.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at room temperature.
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