What is Relitil (Chlorpromazine) used for?
Relitil (Chlorpromazine) is an oral antipsychotic medication used to treat patients who are suffering from schizophrenia. It operates by balancing levels of naturally occurring chemicals in the brain to reduce symptoms of agitation, hallucinations, disorganized thinking, or paranoia. This action may also make the medication useful for treating manic episodes, as a short term treatment for severe anxiety, or childhood autism. Your doctor may prescribe its use for other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Relitil (Chlorpromazine)?
Relitil (Chlorpromazine) should always be used strictly according to your doctor`s instructions to get the most effective results from treatment. One tablet is typically taken two to four times each day, but your individual instructions will depend on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, but a snack or meal is recommended before use if you experience nausea. Do not split or crush the tablets before use to avoid destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or doctor any questions you have about the medication to make sure you are using it correctly.
What are the side effects of Relitil (Chlorpromazine)?
Some patients using Relitil (Chlorpromazine) have reported experiencing side effects such as:
Stop using the medication and contact your doctor immediately if any serious side effects appear such as sensitive skin, easier bruising, tremors, faintness, slowed heart rate, chest pain, trouble breathing, seizures, unusual thoughts, flu symptoms, fever, darkened urine, discoloured stools, or jaundice. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced application frequency, or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Relitil (Chlorpromazine) should not be used to treat patients who are unconscious, who have cardiovascular disease, slowed reactions, or a history of sudden drops in blood cell count. Also inform your doctor if you are allergic to phenothiazine medications or have epilepsy, risk factors for stroke, diabetes, Parkinson`s disease, a family history of blood clots, low fluid volume, low levels of potassium, respiratory diseases, myasthenia gravis, closed angle glaucoma, an enlarged prostate, hypothyroidism, a tumour affecting the adrenal gland, dementia, decreased kidney function, or decreased liver function. These conditions may cause unexpected complications requiring adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Relitil (Chlorpromazine) 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.
Relitil (Chlorpromazine) 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.