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    Information about Thioridazine

    Thioridazine uses

    Thioridazine is used in the treatment of schizophrenia.

    How thioridazine works

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

    Common side effects of thioridazine

    Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing), Sleepiness, Dryness in mouth, Abnormality of voluntary movements, Weight gain, Increased prolactin level in blood, Urinary retention, Constipation, Muscle stiffness, Tremor
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    Written By
    Dr. Swati Mishra
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Lalit Kanodia
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    21 Feb 2020 | 12:19 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Thioridazine

    • Thioridazine should be taken with food, preferably at the same time every day.
    • It may increase your weight, blood sugar and cholesterol. Eat healthy, exercise regularly and monitor your blood levels regularly.
    • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Thioridazine can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
    • Get regular eye examinations while taking this medicine, as it can sometimes cause eye problems.
    • Get regular blood tests to monitor the levels of electrolytes (salts such as potassium and magnesium) in your blood as suggested by your doctor.
    • Regularly get your heart function monitored as suggested by your doctor.
    • Inform your doctor if you experience any abnormal movements, particularly of the face, lips, jaw and tongue, while taking this medicine.

    Content on this page was last updated on 21 February, 2020, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)