Chlorpromazine Hydrochloride IP 100 mg Tablets


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Chlorpromazine Hydrochloride 100 mg Tablet is a type of medicine that is part of the antipsychotic group. It is used to help treat schizophrenia, psychosis, and bipolar disorder (manic depression). In addition, it is used to help with feeling sick and throwing up, feeling nervous before an operation, and having long-term hiccups. Schizophrenia happens when a person sees or hears things that aren’t real and believes things that aren’t true. Bipolar disorder is a condition where people have extreme ups and downs in their moods.

Chlorpromazine Hydrochloride 100 mg Tablet has ‘Chlorpromazine’ which is a drug used to treat mental illnesses. It works by stopping dopamine, a chemical in the brain that causes symptoms of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Chlorpromazine 100 Tablet helps to make thinking, mood, and behaviour better by balancing dopamine in the brain. It also stops some other natural substances from working in the brain, which helps to stop feeling sick and throwing up.

How To Use Chlorpromazine Hydrochloride 100 mg Tablet?

  • Take this medicine by mouth with or without food as your doctor told you, usually 2 to 4 times a day.
  • The amount of medicine you need depends on your health, age, and how you are doing with the treatment. In kids, the amount of medicine they need also depends on how much they weigh. To lower your chances of having bad reactions, your doctor might tell you to begin with a small amount of this medicine and slowly take more. Make sure to do what your doctor tells you to do.
  • If you’re using the liquid concentrate form of this medicine, be sure to measure the right amount using a special measuring tool/spoon. Don’t use a regular spoon at home because you might not measure the right amount of medicine. Mix the suggested amount in 2 ounces (60 millilitres) or more of liquid or soft foods as told. Some good liquids and soft foods to mix are tomato or fruit juice, milk, sugar water, coffee, tea, soda, water, soup, or pudding.
  • Remember to take this medication every day so that it can work the best for you. To help you remember, make sure to take it at the same times every day.

Benefits Of Chlorpromazine Hydrochloride 100 mg Tablet

Chlorpromazine hydrochloride 100 mg tablets are a type of medicine that is used for different reasons. These are some good things that Chlorpromazine hydrochloride 100 mg tablets can do:

Treating Psychotic Disorders: Chlorpromazine is mainly used to treat mental disorders like schizophrenia or manic-depression in grown-ups. It helps to reduce symptoms like seeing or hearing things that aren’t there, believing things that aren’t true, and having thoughts that don’t make sense.

Treating Bad Behavior in Kids: Chlorpromazine can be used to help with really bad behaviour in children between 1 and 12 years old. This includes fighting, being very active, or having too much energy.

Relief of Nausea & Vomiting: Chlorpromazine helps adults feel better when they have nausea and vomiting. It can work when other medicines haven’t worked or are not accessible.

Nervousness before surgery: The doctor may give you chlorpromazine to help you feel less anxious before surgery. It can help make you feel calm and less anxious before surgery.

Treating Hiccups: If other treatments don’t work, chlorpromazine can be used to help stop hiccups that won’t go away. It may help make hiccups happen less often and not as strong.

Side Effects Of Chlorpromazine Hydrochloride 100 mg Tablet

  • Urinary retention
  • Constipation
  • Muscle stiffness
  • Tremor
  • Sleepiness
  • Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)
  • Dry mouth
  • Weight gain

Precautions Of Chlorpromazine Hydrochloride 100 mg Tablet

  • Before using chlorpromazine, let your doctor or pharmacist know if you are allergic to it or any other similar drugs, or if you have any other allergies. This product might have things in it that don’t do anything, but could still make you sick if you’re allergic to them. Speak to your pharmacist if you want to know more.
  • Before you take this medicine, let your doctor or pharmacist know about your past health issues. Especially if you have had liver, kidney, or heart problems, low blood pressure, glaucoma, seizures, breathing problems, blood clotting issues, adrenal gland problems, substance abuse, or Parkinson’s disease.
  • Chlorpromazine can make your heart beat in a different way called QT prolongation. Sometimes QT prolongation can make your heart beat fast and irregular, which can be very serious and may even be fatal.
  • Certain medical conditions and certain medications can make the risk of QT prolongation higher. Before you start taking chlorpromazine, let your doctor or pharmacist know about all the medications you are taking and if you have certain heart problems or a family history of them.
  • Not enough potassium or magnesium in your blood can also make it more likely for you to have QT prolongation. Using certain drugs or having conditions like sweating a lot, having diarrhea, or vomiting can increase the risk. Discuss with your doctor how to use chlorpromazine safely.
  • Drinking alcohol or using marijuana can make you feel more dizzy or sleepy. Do not drive or use machines until you feel clear-headed and can do it safely. Do not drink alcohol. Speak with your doctor if you use marijuana (cannabis).
  • Before you have surgery or scans that require a contrast dye, tell your doctor or dentist about any medication or other products you are using, including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products.
  • This medicine might make you more likely to get sunburned. Spend less time in the sun. Don’t use tanning booths or sunlamps. Put on sunscreen and wear clothes that keep you safe from the sun when you are outside. 

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Chlorpromazine Hydrochloride IP 100 mg Tablets