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Chlorpromazine alcohol speaks to Chlorpromazine alcohol interaction, what is Chlorpromazine and side effects.
Chlorpromazine Alcohol, (generic name) and is also sold under the brand name Thorazine.
This drug is a phenothiazine antipsychotic and is prescribed for psychotic disorders, moderate to severe depression with anxiety, agitation or aggressiveness in disturbed children, alcohol withdrawal, intractable pain, senility and may be used to relieve nausea, vomiting, hiccups, restlessness and apprehension before surgery or other medical treatment
No alcohol not even moderate alcohol consumption, is advised while taking this drug.
At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Anything more than that is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol, that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.
If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.
If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.
Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.
Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.
When alcohol interacts with prescription over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.
Before starting advise your physician of any allergies, if you have untreated or uncontrolled epilepsy, a bone marrow disorder, paralytic ileus, intestinal blockage, clozapine infection or immune suppression medication, heart disease, heart rhythm disorder, high blood pressure, history of heart attack or stroke, epilepsy, seizure, lung disease, liver disease, kidney disease, diabetes, bone marrow disorder, blood cell disorder, enlarged prostate, urinary problems, glaucoma or a history of smoking.
Do not use if allergic to this drug.
Do not use if pregnant or you intend to become pregnant.
It may suppress the cough reflex.
Do not use if you have low blood pressure, Parkinson’s disease or blood, liver or kidney disease.
Avoid exposure to extreme heat.
Common Side Effects
Drowsy especially first or second week of use.
Less Common Side Effects
Changes in blood components including anemias, raised or lowered blood pressure, abnormal heart rate, heart attack, faint or dizzy.
Rare Side Effects
Itching, swelling, sensitive to bright light, red skin or rash, stuffy nose, headache, nausea, vomiting, appetite loss, changes in body temperature, loss of facial colour, excessive salivation or perspiration, constipation, diarrhea, urinary or bowel changes, worsening glaucoma, blurred vision, weakened eyelid movement, spasms in bronchial or facial muscles, increased appetite, excessive thirst, change in skin colour, breast enlargement in women, false positive pregnancy tests, change in menstrual flow, impotence and changes in male sex drive.
This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any other kind of advice. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician.