Thioridazine

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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Available Medicine for Thioridazine

ThiorilTorrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
18 to ₹754 variant(s)
RidazinSun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
25 to ₹1264 variant(s)
MultizineTriko Pharmaceuticals
20 to ₹894 variant(s)
TridazTripada Healthcare Pvt Ltd
781 variant(s)
TensarilLa Pharmaceuticals
10 to ₹574 variant(s)
ThiorusTaurus Laboratories Pvt Ltd
351 variant(s)
OridaOxford Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
28 to ₹1753 variant(s)
ZenerilReliance Formulation Pvt Ltd
15 to ₹843 variant(s)
ShirilShine Pharmaceuticals Ltd
13 to ₹232 variant(s)
ThiozidSaga Laboratories
9 to ₹373 variant(s)

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.

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