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    Chlorpromazine + Trihexyphenidyl/Benzhexol

    Information about Chlorpromazine + Trihexyphenidyl/Benzhexol

    Chlorpromazine + trihexyphenidyl/benzhexol uses

    Chlorpromazine+Trihexyphenidyl/Benzhexol is used in the treatment of schizophrenia.

    How chlorpromazine + trihexyphenidyl/benzhexol works

    This is a combination of two medicines: Chlorpromazine and Trihexyphenidyl/Benzhexol. Chlorpromazine is a typical antipsychotic. It works by blocking the action of a chemical messenger (dopamine) in the brain that affects thoughts and mood. However, it may cause side effects such as involuntary movements (shaking of hands, muscle spasms). Trihexyphenidyl/Benzhexol is added to treat and prevent these side effects.

    Common side effects of chlorpromazine + trihexyphenidyl/benzhexol

    Nausea, Constipation, Sedation, Weight gain, Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing), Urinary retention, Increased prolactin level in blood, Dizziness, Blurred vision, Dryness in mouth, Nervousness
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    Expert advice for Chlorpromazine + Trihexyphenidyl/Benzhexol

    • Chlorpromazine + Trihexyphenidyl/Benzhexol is a combination medicine that helps treat schizophrenia.
    • Trihexyphenidyl controls drug induced abnormal movements.
    • Be cautious while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Chlorpromazine + Trihexyphenidyl/Benzhexol can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
    • Avoid consuming alcohol while taking this medication as it may lower its efficacy.
    • It can cause dry mouth. Maintain good oral hygiene,drink water, chew sugarless gum, or suck on hard candy for the dry mouth.
    • It can make you more sensitive to changes in temperature. Drink plenty of liquids and dress appropriately.
    • To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
    • Inform your doctor if you have glaucoma or trouble passing urine.
    • Do not stop taking Chlorpromazine + Trihexyphenidyl/Benzhexol without talking to your doctor first as it may cause worsening of symptoms.