What is Mellaril prescribed for?

What is Mellaril prescribed for?

This medication is used to treat certain mental/mood disorders (e.g., schizophrenia). This medication helps you to think more clearly, feel less nervous, and take part in everyday life. It can also help prevent suicide in people likely to harm themselves and reduce aggression and the desire to hurt others.

What kind of drug is Mellaril?

Mellaril is a phenothiazine (FEEN-oh-THYE-a-zeen) antipsychotic medicine that is used to treat schizophrenia. Mellaril is usually given after other treatments have failed. Mellaril may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What is the generic name for Mellaril?

Mellaril (thioridazine HCl) is an anti-psychotic medication in the phenothiazine class used to treat psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia, and is usually given after other medications have been tried without successful treatment of schizophrenia.

Does thioridazine cause weight gain?

A retrospective review of 78 schizophrenic patients revealed that thiothixene, fluphenazine, haloperidol, and thioridazine produced a mean weight gain and loxapine a mean weight loss after 12 and 36 weeks of treatment.

What is Librium 25 used for?

LIBRIUM 25MG TABLET is indicated for the management of anxiety disorders. Additionally, LIBRIUM 25MG TABLET is used for the short-term relief of muscle spasms, symptoms of alcohol withdrawal, anxiety-causing insomnia or distress, and anxiety occurring with mental health problems.

Can Mellaril cause tardive dyskinesia?

Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these serious side effects occur: shakiness (tremors), mask-like facial expression, jerking movements while walking. Thioridazine may rarely cause a condition known as tardive dyskinesia.

What is Melleril 25 mg tablet?

Melleril 25 mg Tablet is an antipsychotic medicine that is used to control symptoms of schizophrenia. This medicine should be started at low doses and the doses should be increased gradually. This medicine should be used in schizophrenia patients only when other alternative treatment options are ineffective.

What is the drug Mellaril used for?

Mellaril® (thioridazine HCl) is indicated for the management of schizophrenic patients who fail to respond adequately to treatment with other antipsychotic drugs. the inability to achieve an effective dose due to intolerable adverse effects from those drugs.

Is Mellaril safe for proarrhythmic patients?

Potential for Proarrhythmic Effects. It may also be useful to periodically monitor ECG’s and serum potassium during Mellaril (thioridazine hcl) treatment, especially during a period of dose adjustment. Mellaril (thioridazine hcl) should be discontinued in patients who are found to have a QTc interval over 500 msec.

What are the side effects of Mellaril (thioridazine HCl)?

Cardiovascular System: Mellaril (thioridazine hcl) produces a dose related prolongation of the QTc interval, which is associated with the ability to cause torsade de pointes-type arrhythmias, a potentially fatal polymorphic ventricular tachycardia, and sudden death (see WARNINGS).