Thorazine is the brand name for chlorpromazine, a medication belonging to phenothiazines, a group of anti-psychotic drugs that alter the actions of chemicals in the human brain. It is used for serious psychotic disorders treatment, successfully helping patients with schizophrenia or manic depression (bypolar disorder). Thorazine is also incredibly effective for treating severe behavioral problems in children and teenagers. Apart from its use in psychiatry, it is known in other medical areas as a great means for nausea, vomiting, anxiety before surgery, acute intermittent porphyria, chronic hiccups, and symptomatic treatment of tetanus.
Thorazine has to be used with great caution in patients with the following conditions: liver and/or kidney diseases; increased blood pressure, especially if it causes or might result in significant heart prolbems; breathing problems such as asthma or emphysema; glaucoma; a history of breast cancer; hypocalcemia; adrenal gland tumor; urination problems in men, especially those involving an enlarged prostate; Parkinson's disease; seizures. If you can relate to any of these, take time to discuss the positive and negative sides of Thorazine therapy with your healthcare provider.