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side effects, dosage, how to take & discontinue, uses, pros & cons, and more


US brand name: Thorazine
Generic name: chlorpromazine

Other Forms: Sustained-release spansule capsules, syrup, oral solution, intramuscular injection, and the ever-so-popular suppositories (as freebase chlorpromazine).

Class: antipsychotics (APs) Specifically a Phenothiazine

1.  Other brand names & branded generic names1

  • Ampliactil (Argentina)
  • Aspersinal (Argentina)
  • Chlomazine (Japan)
  • Chloractil (United Kingdom)
  • Chlorazin (Bulgaria; Switzerland)
  • Chlorpromanyl (Canada)
  • Chlorpromed (Thailand)
  • Clonazine (Ireland)
  • Contomin (Japan)
  • Duncan (Thailand)
  • Esmino (Japan)
  • Hibernal (Hungary; Sweden)
  • Klorproman (Czech Republic; Finland)
  • Klorpromazin (Finland)
  • Laractyl (Philippines)
  • Largactil (Australia; Bahamas; Bahrain; Barbados; Belize; Benin; Bermuda; Burkina Faso; Canada; Costa Rica; Curacao; Cyprus; Czech Republic; Denmark; Dominican Republic; Ecuador; Egypt; El Salvador; Ethiopia; Finland; France; Gambia; Ghana; Greece; Guatemala; Guinea; Guyana; Honduras; Hong Kong; Indonesia; Iraq; Italy; Ivory Coast; Jamaica; Kenya; Kuwait; Lebanon; Liberia; Libya; Lebanon; Malawi; Mali; Mauritania; Mauritius; Morocco; Dutch Antilles; Netherlands; New Zealand; Niger; Nigeria; Norway; Oman; Panama; Peru; Portugal; Qatar; Republic of Yemen; Saudi Arabia; Senegal; Seychelles; Sierra Leone; South Africa; Spain; Sudan; Surinam; Switzerland; Syria; Tanzania; Trinidad; Tunisia; Uganda; United Arab Emirates; United Kingdom; Zambia; Zimbabwe)
  • Largactil Forte (New Zealand)
  • Matcine (Malaysia; Thailand)
  • Neomazine (Korea)
  • Plegomazine (Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Bermuda; Curacao; Guyana; Iraq; Jamaica; Dutch Antilles; Surinam; Trinidad)
  • Promactil (Indonesia)
  • Promexin (Japan)
  • Propaphenin (Germany)
  • Prozil (Denmark)
  • Prozin (Italy)
  • Psynor (Philippines)
  • Taroctyl (Israel)
  • Winsumin (Taiwan)
  • Wintermin (Japan; Taiwan)

2.  FDA Approved Uses of Thorazine (chlorpromazine)

Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder (one of the first and predating lithium), intractable hiccoughs, severe nausea & vomiting (cancer chemotherapy severe), pre-surgical anxiety, tetanus, porphyria, and several conduct disorders in children. Thorazine (chlorpromazine HCl) is approved to treat both adults and children for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

3.  Off-Label Uses of Thorazine (chlorpromazine)

4.  Thorazine’s pros and cons

4.1  Pros

It’s cheaper than dirt, it’s effective, and it treats so many seemingly unrelated things (migraines, tetanus, AIDS) that it might help you reduce the number of other meds you need to take.

4.2  Cons

You’re more likely to be hit with a movement disorder like TD or EPS than you would be if you were taking AAPs of comparable potency - which means low dosages of most everything except Risperdal and Invega, where the risk is a lot higher. Unlike other standard/typical/first-generation APs (FGAs) the chance for weight gain isn’t that much less than atypical antipsychotics (AAPs) such as Zyprexa and Seroquel.

5.  Thorazine’s (chlorpromazine) Side Effects

5.1  Typical Side Effects

The usual that come with any antipsychotic: weird dreams, drowsiness and lethargy, a feeling of being disconnected from reality, emotional numbing, not really giving a damn. Put it all together and they add up to what is known as, “zombification.” Fortunately most of these tend to go away, at varying rates, usually within a matter of weeks.
Because Thorazine is such a potent antihistamine weight gain is a common side effect and the lethargy/daytime drowsiness doesn’t always go away, unlike most other FGAs.

5.2  Not So Common Side Effects

Again, the same as most APs: movement disorders, the prolactin-related side effects of enlarged tits and/or surprise lactation (for both men and women), changes in menstruation, and assorted sexual dysfunctions including priapism. Before Viagra and Cialis this guy decided to take matters into his own hands, as it were. Only because I’m batshit crazy can I understand how crushing Thorazine tablets and shoving them up your urethra to deal with erectile dysfunction could seem like a good idea. Which it’s not.

5.3  Freaky Rare Side Effects

Floppy iris syndrome, and turning your skin blue - which would look totally awesome at a Star Trek convention if you went as an Andorian.

6.  Interesting Stuff Your Doctor Probably Won’t Tell You about Thorazine (chlorpromazine HCl)

Thorazine can result in a false positive for amphetamines in a urine test. As that was from 1992 the test may no longer be used, but this is why you really do need to list all the meds you take whenever you are required to pee in a cup.
You may have had Thorazine and never knew it. Some standard antipsychotics are given in emergency rooms every day as anti-nausea medications when their chemical cousins aren’t potent enough to stop the spenching, or aren’t available for one reason or another2.

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7.  Thorazine’s (chlorpromazine) Dosage and How to Take Thorazine

We’re going to deal only with schizophrenia and mania, only for out-patients, and, as always, only adults. See the PI sheet for all the other situations and approved uses. Also, per the PI sheet, the dosages apply only to tablets and sustained-release Spansule capsules.
I really have to hand it to the guys at SmithKline Beecham (or whoever wrote the last PI sheet) for their honesty in admitting they have no clue as to what the dosages for the injections, oral concentrate, and suppositories really should be for long-term use:

Adjust dosage to individual and the severity of his condition, recognizing that the milligram for milligram potency relationship among all dosage forms has not been precisely established clinically. It is important to increase dosage until symptoms are controlled. Dosage should be increased more gradually in debilitated or emaciated patients. In continued therapy, gradually reduce dosage to the lowest effective maintenance level, after symptoms have been controlled for a reasonable period. the Thorazine PI sheet

I’ve never read anything like that in a PI sheet. Their titration schedule is fairly sane:

Psychotic Disorders —Increase dosage gradually until symptoms are controlled. Maximum improvement may not be seen for weeks or even months. Continue optimum dosage [whenever the symptoms stop, usually in a range of 200–800mg a day] for 2 weeks; then gradually reduce dosage to the lowest effective maintenance level. Daily dosage of 200 mg is not unusual. Some patients require higher dosages (e.g., 800 mg daily is not uncommon in discharged mental patients).
OUTPATIENTS— Oral: 10 mg t.i.d. or q.i.d. [Three or four times a day], or 25 mg b.i.d. or t.i.d. [Two or three times a day
MORE SEVERE CASES— Oral: 25 mg t.i.d.
After 1 or 2 days, daily dosage may be increased by 20 to 50 mg at semiweekly intervals until patient becomes calm and cooperative.
PROMPT CONTROL OF SEVERE SYMPTOMS— I.M.[Intramuscular injection]: 25 mg (1 mL). If necessary, repeat in 1 hour. Subsequent doses should be oral, 25 to 50 mg t.i.d.the Thorazine PI sheet

That “calm and cooperative” part is somewhat stereotypical. Not everyone in the lock ward, let alone outpatients, needs to be calmed down3 or forced into cooperation. Other than that the only quibble I have is a dosage increase twice a week, but only because that might be too fast for some people.

8.  How Long Thorazine (chlorpromazine) Takes to Work

Thorazine is kind of slow for an antipsychotic. Like all antipsychotics it will do something within a day, sooner if injected, but it take up to a week before there’s a noticeable effect and, as it states in the PI sheet, it can take months before you know if Thorazine is going to fully control your symptoms or not.
I can personally attest that the effect on vomiting is nearly instant. Really. It’s TV-fast.

9.  How to Stop Taking Thorazine (chlorpromazine)

With most APs you can stop taking them rapidly, or immediately, in case of an emergency like a severe allergic reaction, and your ‘only’ real worry is rebound symptoms. Just as the sudden discontinuation of an antiepileptic drug can give you a seizure as a “rebound symptom” for something you don’t have, if you suddenly stop taking Thorazine (chlorpromazine) all at once you can get “rebound,” non-stop vomiting. Thorazine also has a reputation for severe rebound symptoms. Stahl recommends a 6–8 week discontinuation schedule, which is probably a bit long if you’re taking 200mg a day or less. If you’re taking 400mg a day or more, six-to-eight weeks seems about right, as you would want to reduce your dosage by 30–50mg a day every 3 to seven days.

10.  Thorazine’s (chlorpromazine) Half-Life & Average Time to Clear Out of Your System

Chlorpromazine’s half-life is anywhere from 8 to 33 hours, although it averages about four days for Thorazine to clear out of your system. Go figure.

11.  Days to Reach a Steady State

Good question. Chlorpromazine’s pharmacokinetics are too variable to pin this down.

12.  Shelf Life

  • Tablets: 4 years
  • Sustained-release spansule capsules: ?
  • Syrup: 2 years, 6 months after opening
  • Oral solution: 4 years
  • IM injection: 5 years
  • Suppositories: ?

13.  How Thorazine (chlorpromazine) Works

Based on the Communications Interference Hypothesis of psychiatric and neurological conditions (brain cooties, the crazies, etc.), Thorazine (along with all standard/typical/first-generation antipsychotics and most other APs) blocks the reception of excess dopamine at the D2 receptors to reduce the positive symptoms of schizophrenia and other psychoses, the manic side of bipolar, and similar conditions. Its antihistamine action combined with the dopamine blockade is why it works for anxiety and insomnia. The antihistamine and potent anticholinergic activity at specific receptors is what make Thorazine and other phenothiazines,4 so effective for nausea.
Your guess is as good as mine as to why Thorazine works for hiccups, tetanus, porphyria, HIV/AIDS, and even malaria.


While Prozac is probably the first med people think of when the subject of psychiatric medications comes up, when people think about the scary psych meds, Thorazine, the so-called “chemical straitjacket,” is the drug that scares the shit out of people who don’t know shit about psychiatric drugs. They need to shove a chlorpromazine suppository up their butts the next time they can’t stop puking and learn how it’s really not too bad.

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15.  Thorazine Ratings, Reviews, & Other Sites of Interest

15.1  Rate Thorazine

Give your overall impression of Thorazine on a scale of 0 to 5.

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3.5 stars Rating 3.3 out of 5 from 34 criticisms.
Vote Distribution: 6 – 0 – 5 – 1 – 10 – 12

15.2  Rate this article

If you’re still feeling judgmental as well as just mental5, please boost or destroy my self-confidence by honestly (and anonymously) rating this article on a scale of 0 to 5. The more value-judgments the better, even if you can criticize my work only once.

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15.3  Full US PI sheet, Global SPCs & PILs, Other Consumer Review & Rating Sites, check for drug-drug interactions

Drugs.com’s drug-drug and drug-food interaction checker

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16.  References

  1. Thorazine (chlorpromazine) Full US Prescribing Information

Physicians’ Desk Reference Edition 53 Maria Deutsch & Anu Gupta, Drug Information Specialists, et al. © 1999. Published by Medical Economics Company.

The Prescriber’s Guide (Essential Psychopharmacology Series) Third edition by Stephen Stahl

Mosby’s 2004 Drug Guide David Nissen PharmD, Editor.© 2004. An imprint of Elsevier.

Drugs for Mental Illness: Feeling/Organism (Series of Books in Psychology) Marvin E. Lickey, Barbara Gordon. © 1983 by W. H. Freeman & Company. Published by W. H. Freeman & Company.

The New Chemotherapy in Mental Illness edited by Hirsch L. Gordon M.D., Ph.D., F.A.P.A. © 1958 Philosophical Library, Inc. Published by Philosophical Library.

1 The term "branded generic" has three meanings:
1) A generic drug produced by a generics manufacturer that is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the company that makes the branded version. E.g. Greenstone Pharmaceuticals makes gabapentin, and they are owned by Pfizer, who also own Parke-Davis, the makers of Neurontin.
2) A branded generic is also a generic drug given a 'brand' name by the manufacturer (e.g. Teva's Budeprion), but otherwise has the same active ingredient as the original branded version (Wellbutrin).
3) A branded generic is also a generic drug given a 'brand' name by the manufacturer (e.g. Sanofi-Aventis' Aplenzin, which is bupropion hydrobromide) and uses a salt of the active ingredient that is different from the original branded version and other generics (Wellbutrin, Budeprion and all the others are bupropion hydrochloride). We aren't sure if that really makes a difference or not. The FDA says they're the same thing. As usual, the data are contradictory, but most evidence indicates that the FDA is right and the differences are negligible.
For our purposes a "branded generic name" refers to the second and third definitions.

2 Such as running out of money.

3 Although when I had a timeout in a psychiatric hospital's lock ward there were a few people who badly needed to be calmed down and made to cooperate, and a B-52 (Benadryl 5mg haloperidol 2mg lorazepam) sucks less for everyone involved than strapping them to a bed with someone always sitting next to them until a relative could be contacted or court order came through; as was the case with one poor bastard who looked and sounded like star of a low-budget exorcism movie.

4 There are a whole bunch of meds classified as phenothiazines that aren't crazy meds and are used in hospitals and prescribed as anti-emetics and super antihistamines. Phenergan (promethazine HCl) is one especially effective one with as many approved and off-label uses as Thorazine. It also works on migraine-induced nausea so quickly you'll want an IV kit at home, because as soon as it's hooked up to the drip the spenching stops and you're ready to fall asleep.

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2.25″ $4 & 3.5″ $4.50. Now Available in Packs of 10 & 100