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Drug Information

What is Thioridazine used for?

Thioridazine is used for the treatment of mood disorders, such as schizophrenia.

Thioridazine may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does Thioridazine work?

Thioridazine belongs to the class of drugs called anti-psychotics. It works by blocking the action of dopamine receptors and certain chemicals in the brain. Thus, it reduces inappropriate actions, feelings, negative thoughts and hallucinations.  

How to take Thioridazine?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take Thioridazine as prescribed by your doctor.

Swallow the tablet whole. Do not crush or chew the tablet. Take Thioridazine with or without food.

If you miss a dose of Thioridazine, please take it immediately once you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

What are the drugs that interact with Thioridazine?

The drugs that interact with Thioridazine are:

  • Acetaminophen
  • Aripiprazole
  • Atorvastatin
  • Cholecalciferol
  • Citalopram
  • Clopidogrel
  • Fluoxetine
  • Levothyroxine
  • Olanzapine
  • Phytonadione
  • Quetiapine
  • Risperidone

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of Thioridazine?

The following are the most common side effects of Thioridazine:

  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Dry mouth
  • Headache
  • Trouble breathing
  • Muscle stiffness
  • Rash
  • Itching
  • Constipation
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Blurred vision
  • Uncontrolled movement of the face, lips and tongue
  • Profuse sweating
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Seizures

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while taking Thioridazine?

  • Seek doctor’s advice before taking any other drug or herbal products while on Thioridazine
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if Thioridazine causes dizziness or blurred vision.
  • Get up slowly while rising from supine or seated position so as to reduce the risk of light-headedness or dizziness that may occur with the use of Thioridazine.
  • Do not exceed the dose more than what is prescribed.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may worsen the side effects of Thioridazine.

You are advised not to take Thioridazine if

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.

What should you tell your doctor before taking Thioridazine?

  • Tell your doctor if you are allergic to Thioridazine.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • Inform your doctor about the pre-existing heart, liver or kidney problems.
  • Notify the doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions about Thioridazine

  1. Is it safe to take Chlorpromazine for behavioural disorder while on Thioridazine?
  2. No, it is not advisable to take Chlorpromazine while on Thioridazine as it may increase the risk of side effects. Therefore, please inform the doctor about your medical history along with the medications taken.

  3. Do I need to follow any dietary precautions while taking Thioridazine?
  4. Follow a diet rich in fibre and include fruits and veggies in your diet for smooth bowel movement.

  5. How long can I take Thioridazine?
  6. It is recommended to take Thioridazine for the prescribed duration. Discontinuing the medication may cause the illness to return. Please consult the doctor for further information.

  7. Is Thioridazine safe during pregnancy?
  8. No, Thioridazine is not safe for pregnant women as it may affect the growing foetus. However, please consult your doctor.


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