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CPZ 50 mg Tablet

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Composition for CPZ 50 mg Tablet

Prescription Required

Primary uses of CPZ 50 mg Tablet

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MRP
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₹0.48/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of CPZ Tablet

Uses of CPZ Tablet

CPZ 50 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of schizophrenia.

CPZ Tablet side effects

Common

Side Effects of CPZ are 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 50 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 50 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.
In Depth Information on CPZ Tablet

Expert advice for CPZ Tablet

  • 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.
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CPZ Tablet related warnings

Special precautions for CPZ Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
CPZ 50 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
CPZ 50 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, 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 50 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 50 mg Tablet is given, monitor the baby for excessive sleepiness during breastfeeding.
Driving
CPZ 50 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
SAFE
CPZ 50 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of CPZ 50 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 50 mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to CPZ

Is schizophrenia a major disorder. My psychiatrist prescribed me with sizodon 10 and soltus 50
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Schizophrenia is a chronic problem caused by Neuro chemical disturbance in brain. It is characterised by fear, odd experiences and distorted thought pattern. Treatment is with antipsychotic medicines which may need to continue throughout life. Coping with a mental disorder as serious as schizophrenia can be challenging, both for the person with the condition and for friends and family. Here are some ways to cope: 1. Learn about schizophrenia. Education about the disorder can help motivate the person with the disease to stick to the treatment plan. Education can help friends and family understand the disorder and be more compassionate with the person who has it. 2. Join a support group. Support groups for people with schizophrenia can help them reach out to others facing similar challenges. Support groups may also help family and friends cope. 3. Stay focused on goals. Managing schizophrenia is an ongoing process. Keeping treatment goals in mind can help the person with schizophrenia stay motivated. Help your loved one remember to take responsibility for managing the illness and working toward goals. 4. Ask about social services assistance. These services may be able to assist with affordable counselling services, job placements and other daily activities. 5. Learn relaxation and stress management. The person with schizophrenia and loved ones may benefit from stress-reduction techniques such as meditation, yoga or tai chi. Please see a psychiatrist for further guidance.
Suffering from schizophrenia since last 40yrs controlled on risdone plus and resizing plus alternate daysAnd traizzine s not resizing plus
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Schzophrenia is a chronic problem caused by Neuro chemical disturbance in brain. It is characterised by fear, odd experiences and distorted thought pattern. Treatment is with antipsychotic medicines which may need to continue throughout life. Regular follow up with psychiatrist is essential for monitoring side effects and response.
I'm suffering from Schizophrenia as my symptoms displays. I am taking medication as prescribed by my doctor. What scheduling and thinking is comfortable for such patients.
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Coping with a mental disorder as serious as schizophrenia can be challenging, both for the person with the condition and for friends and family. Here are some ways to cope: 1. Learn about schizophrenia. Education about the disorder can help motivate the person with the disease to stick to the treatment plan. Education can help friends and family understand the disorder and be more compassionate with the person who has it. 2. Join a support group. Support groups for people with schizophrenia can help them reach out to others facing similar challenges. Support groups may also help family and friends cope. Stay focused on goals. Managing schizophrenia is an ongoing process. Keeping treatment goals in mind can help the person with schizophrenia stay motivated. Help your loved one remember to take responsibility for managing the illness and working toward goals. 3. Ask about social services assistance. These services may be able to assist with affordable counselling services, job placements and other daily activities. 4. Learn relaxation and stress management. The person with schizophrenia and loved ones may benefit from stress-reduction techniques such as meditation, yoga or tai chi.
I have schrezophenia dillusional thoughts appears now and then.i feel like kiling myself thoughts of suicide .is there any Ayurvedic medicine for long term positive result i m male 20 and kind of allergic to claupzane injection.it trigger dystonia in me.please do reply
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
I am not aware of any Ayurvedic treatment for schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a chronic problem caused by Neuro chemical disturbance in brain. It is characterised by fear, odd experiences and distorted thought pattern. Treatment is with antipsychotic medicines which may need to continue throughout life. Coping with a mental disorder as serious as schizophrenia can be challenging, both for the person with the condition and for friends and family. Here are some ways to cope: 1. Learn about schizophrenia. Education about the disorder can help motivate the person with the disease to stick to the treatment plan. Education can help friends and family understand the disorder and be more compassionate with the person who has it. 2. Join a support group. Support groups for people with schizophrenia can help them reach out to others facing similar challenges. Support groups may also help family and friends cope. 3. Stay focused on goals. Managing schizophrenia is an ongoing process. Keeping treatment goals in mind can help the person with schizophrenia stay motivated. Help your loved one remember to take responsibility for managing the illness and working toward goals. 4. Ask about social services assistance. These services may be able to assist with affordable counselling services, job placements and other daily activities. 5. Learn relaxation and stress management. The person with schizophrenia and loved ones may benefit from stress-reduction techniques such as meditation, yoga or tai chi. Please see a psychiatrist for further guidance.
How long I have to use shicalm plus 5mg and amistride 50 mg for shizophrenia. I can have clear thoughts without medicine I tried.Even I am trying to stop nicotine. I want to cure completely and without medicine i want to stay again with a healthy brain.
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Schizophrenia is a chronic problem caused by Neuro chemical disturbance in brain. It is characterised by fear, odd experiences and distorted thought pattern. Treatment is with antipsychotic medicines which may need to continue throughout life. Coping with a mental disorder as serious as schizophrenia can be challenging, both for the person with the condition and for friends and family. Here are some ways to cope: 1. Learn about schizophrenia. Education about the disorder can help motivate the person with the disease to stick to the treatment plan. Education can help friends and family understand the disorder and be more compassionate with the person who has it. 2. Join a support group. Support groups for people with schizophrenia can help them reach out to others facing similar challenges. Support groups may also help family and friends cope. 3. Stay focused on goals. Managing schizophrenia is an ongoing process. Keeping treatment goals in mind can help the person with schizophrenia stay motivated. Help your loved one remember to take responsibility for managing the illness and working toward goals. 4. Ask about social services assistance. These services may be able to assist with affordable counselling services, job placements and other daily activities. 5. Learn relaxation and stress management. The person with schizophrenia and loved ones may benefit from stress-reduction techniques such as meditation, yoga or tai chi. Please see a psychiatrist for further guidance.
I am suffering from dippression/sizophrenia since 2002. I am taking medicines TREND XR 250, LICAB XL 400 and Cloze 0.25 mg since year 2005. But still problem persists. I feel shortterm memory and pain in Head. I find difficulty in recalling and understanding the things. Vision is also blurred and weight gain.
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Schizophrenia is a chronic problem caused by Neuro chemical disturbance in brain. It is characterised by fear, odd experiences and distorted thought pattern. Treatment is with antipsychotic medicines which may need to continue throughout life. Coping with a mental disorder as serious as schizophrenia can be challenging, both for the person with the condition and for friends and family. Here are some ways to cope: 1. Learn about schizophrenia. Education about the disorder can help motivate the person with the disease to stick to the treatment plan. Education can help friends and family understand the disorder and be more compassionate with the person who has it. 2. Join a support group. Support groups for people with schizophrenia can help them reach out to others facing similar challenges. Support groups may also help family and friends cope. 3. Stay focused on goals. Managing schizophrenia is an ongoing process. Keeping treatment goals in mind can help the person with schizophrenia stay motivated. Help your loved one remember to take responsibility for managing the illness and working toward goals. 4. Ask about social services assistance. These services may be able to assist with affordable counselling services, job placements and other daily activities. 5. Learn relaxation and stress management. The person with schizophrenia and loved ones may benefit from stress-reduction techniques such as meditation, yoga or tai chi. Please see a psychiatrist for further guidance.
Taking medicine for sezophrenia then acute pscosys from 2+ years. How long it will continue? Some symptoms reoccurs when medicines are not taken.
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Schizophrenia is a chronic illness and treatment needs to continue through out life. Please follow up with your psychiatrist and don't take decisions to reduce or stop medicines by yourself.

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Frequently asked questions about CPZ Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Chlorpromazine
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.

Severely interacts with other drugs like

Taking CPZ with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
CPZ with Pramipexole
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Pramipexole: Pramipex
CPZ with Itraconazole
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Itraconazole: Itraspan, Itzo, Canzit, Cositra
CPZ with Fluconazole
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Fluconazole: Fungis, EF Z, Rocflu, Welcon, Fluzole, Geoflu
CPZ with Tramadol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Tramadol: Tremash, Tropidol, Dolfi, Cradol, Rimol, Aldol T, Trawel
CPZ with Lorazepam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Lorazepam: Psycopan
CPZ with Diazepam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Diazepam: Dizapam
CPZ with Escitalopram
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Escitalopram: Kopram
CPZ with Paroxetine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Paroxetine: Leparox, Prx
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Phenobarbitone: Shinosun
CPZ with Propranolol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Propranolol: Psycool, Proparise
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