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Composition for ZINETIL

Chlorpromazine(50 mg)

food interaction for ZINETIL

alcohol interaction for ZINETIL

pregnancy interaction for ZINETIL

lactation interaction for ZINETIL

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alcohol
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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Zinetil 50mg tablet at a fixed time.
Zinetil 50mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Zinetil 50mg 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for ZINETIL

Chlorpromazine(50 mg)

Uses

Zinetil 50mg tablet is used in the treatment of schizophrenia (mental disorder in which patient interpret reality abnormally).

How it works

Zinetil 50mg tablet works by blocking the action of dopamine, a chemical messenger in the brain that affects thoughts and mood.

Common side effects

Nervousness, Agitation, Absence of menstrual periods, Breast enlargement, Decreased sexual function, Drowsiness, Unusual production of breast milk in women and men, Weight gain, Increased appetite, Insomnia, Lack of facial expression, Restlessness, Tremor

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Expert advice for ZINETIL

  • 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.

Frequently asked questions for ZINETIL

Chlorpromazine

Q.Is chlorpromazine a benzodiazepine/sleeping tablet?
Chlorpromazine is not a benzodiazepine. It belongs to a class of medicines called phenothiazine antipsychotics. Chlorpromazine 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 chlorpromazine a controlled substance/narcotic?
No. Chlorpromazine is not a controlled substance/ narcotic. However, it can be purchased only after producing a doctor's prescription

Q.Does chlorpromazine cause weight gain/sleepiness/euphoric (high)?
Yes, chlorpromazine 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 chlorpromazine help with opiate withdrawal?
It has been observed that chlorpromazine 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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Content on this page was last updated on 03 January, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)