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CPZ 25 mg Tablet

Prescription Required

Overview

Uses of CPZ Tablet

CPZ Tablet side effects

Common
  • Sleepiness
  • Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Abnormality of voluntary movements
  • Weight gain
  • Increased prolactin level in blood
  • Urinary retention
  • Constipation
  • Muscle rigidity

How to use CPZ Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. CPZ 25 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How CPZ Tablet works

CPZ 25 mg Tablet is a typical antipsychotic. It works by blocking the action of dopamine, a chemical messenger in the brain that affects thoughts and mood.

CPZ Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
CPZ 25 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
CPZ 25 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CAUTION
CPZ 25 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
If the CPZ 25 mg Tablet is given, monitor the baby for excessive sleepiness during breastfeeding.
Driving
CPZ 25 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
SAFE
CPZ 25 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of CPZ 25 mg Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease. A close monitoring is advisable while you are taking this medicine.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of CPZ 25 mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • Do not use chlorpromazine in children < 1 year unless the need is lifesaving or in children ≤12 years for the treatment of hiccups.
  • Tell your doctor before taking chlorpromazine if you are suffering from liver or kidney disease, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, reduced activity of thyroid gland (hypothyroidism), heart disease, raised eyeball pressure (glaucoma), diabetes, tendency to form blood clots or a family history of clotting disorder, pheochromocytoma (high blood pressure due to a tumour near the kidney), or enlarged prostate.
  • Inform your doctor if you have known cardiovascular disease or family history of QT prolongation and if you are taking medicines that may prolong the QT interval.
  • Inform your doctor of other medications that you may be taking for psychiatric disorders, lowering of blood pressure, insomnia, fits, Parkinson’s disease, migraine etc.
  • Do not stop taking chlorpromazine or change its dose without consulting your doctor.
  • Monitor blood glucose regularly while on chlorpromazine treatment, if you are a patient with diabetes
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery after taking chlorpromazine as it may cause drowsiness and visual disturbances. 
  • Do not consume this drug if you are allergic to any phenothiazine drug, chlorpromazine or any of its ingredients.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking CPZ with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Indizole, Itraspan, Itzo
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Fungis
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Psycopan
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Shinosun
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Psycool, Proparise
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Dizapam
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Leparox, Prx
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Tremash, Tropidol, Dolfi
SERIOUS

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FAQs

Q. Is CPZ a benzodiazepine/sleeping tablet?

CPZ is not a benzodiazepine. It belongs to a class of medicines called phenothiazine antipsychotics. CPZ should not be used as a sleeping tablet

Q. Is it good for anxiety?

It is used in patients with schizophrenia but it relieves anxiety too at certain levels

Q. Is CPZ a controlled substance/narcotic?

No. CPZ is not a controlled substance/ narcotic. However, it can be purchased only after producing a doctor's prescription

Q. Does CPZ cause weight gain/sleepiness/euphoric (high)?

Yes, CPZ may cause weight gain and sleepiness

Q. Is it addictive?

Chlorpromazine does not have high addictive potential and a very little propensity for abuse for euphoria

Q. Does chlorpromazine decrease dopamine?

Chlorpromazine is dopamine receptor blocker so it decreases dopamine levels to calm the patients with schizophrenia

Q. Does CPZ help with opiate withdrawal?

It has been observed that CPZ helps in certain cases of opiate withdrawal. However, it is not widely used for this purpose. Please follow your doctor's advice regarding its use.

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References
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  2. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. pp. 245-46.
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