Salichlor Injection

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Orchid Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Composition for Salichlor NA Injection

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Potentiallyunsafewith
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3.8
₹1.9/Injection
2 ml in 1 vial
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Medicine Overview of Salichlor Injection

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Uses of Salichlor Injection

Salichlor Injection is used in the treatment of schizophrenia.
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Side effects of Salichlor Injection

Common

Weight gain, Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing), Sleepiness, Akathisia, Dystonia, Dry mouth, Constipation, Abnormality of voluntary movements, Parkinsonism.

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How to use Salichlor Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Salichlor Injection works

Salichlor injection works by blocking the action of dopamine, a chemical messenger in the brain that affects the thoughts and moods.

In Depth Information on Salichlor Injection

Expert advice for Salichlor Injection

  • 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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Warnings
Special precautions for Salichlor Injection
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Salichlor Injection may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Salichlor Injection 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.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Salichlor Injection should be used with caution during lacta
tion. Breast feeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
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Driving
Salichlor Injection may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.

Patients should be warned not to drive or operate machinery.
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Kidney
UNSAFE
Salichlor Injection is probably unsafe to use in patients with kidney disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

Caution should be used in patients with renal impairment.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Onabet Powder, Flugee 150mg Tablet, Tramazac HP 50mg Injection, Benadryl Dr Dry Cough Active Relief Syrup

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Salichlor NA Injection

Frequently asked questions for Chlorpromazine

Salichlor is not a benzodiazepine. It belongs to a class of medicines called phenothiazine antipsychotics. Salichlor 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
No. Salichlor is not a controlled substance/ narcotic. However, it can be purchased only after producing a doctor's prescription
Yes, Salichlor 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
It has been observed that Salichlor 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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Substitutes for Salichlor

No substitutes found for this medicine
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