Largactil (Chlorpromazine HCL)
What is Largactil (Chlorpromazine HCL) used for?
Largactil (Chlorpromazine Hydrochloride) is an antipsychotic medication prescribed to treat schizophrenia, anxiety, or manic episodes. It balances the neurotransmitters in the brain to promote stable thought patterns and regulate mood. This action also makes it useful for treating other conditions such as children with autism or vomiting caused by serious illness. Your doctor may prescribe it in combination with other medications or to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Largactil (Chlorpromazine HCL)?
Always use Largactil (Chlorpromazine HCL) according to your doctor`s instructions to get the best results from treatment. The normal dosage is one tablet administered two to four times each day, but your individual directions will be determined by your current health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed along with a full cup of water and can be taken on an empty stomach. Never alter the tablets by crushing or splitting them as this may destroy or change the effects of their contents.
What are the side effects of Largactil (Chlorpromazine HCL)?
As with any medication, the use of Largactil (Chlorpromazine Hydrochloride) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Serious side effects that may require immediate medical attention are tremors, faintness, unusual thoughts or behaviour, severe nausea, fever, flu symptoms, muscle pain, swollen joints, slowed heart rate, or seizures. Contact your doctor about any worrying symptoms you encounter as soon as possible to make sure the necessary changes are made to your application frequency or dosage to prevent more complications from occurring.
Largactil (Chlorpromazine Hydrochloride) should not be used to treat patients who are comatose, who have a history of low blood cell counts, or who have cardiovascular disease. Also inform your doctor if you are allergic to phenothiazine medications or have Parkinson`s disease, risk factors for stroke, heart disease, respiratory diseases, diabetes, epilepsy, myasthenia gravis, closed angle glaucoma, an enlarged prostate, hypothyroidism, a tumor affecting the adrenal gland, decreased liver function, or decreased kidney function. These conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring special adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Largactil (Chlorpromazine Hydrochloride) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Largactil (Chlorpromazine Hydrochloride) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.