Thorazine


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a drug (trade name Thorazine) derived from phenothiazine that has antipsychotic effects and is used as a sedative and tranquilizer

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Fuller and Sajatovic (2001) reported the following dangers of lithium combined with other psychotropic medications: tricyclic antidepressants, SSRIs, and Haldol (haloperidol) use with lithium increases the risk of neurotoxicity; concomitant Thorazine (chlorpromazine) use may increase serum concentrations of both medications; and concomitant use of MAOIs increase the risk of fatal malignant hyperpyrexia.
Jimmy had been designated as Jerry's caregiver, and Jerry was on the drugs Haldol and Thorazine, also a tranquilizer.
Evans discontinued all of the patient's medications except for Dulcolax for constipation, Tylenol for fever or pain, and Thorazine for anxiety.
Not everyone is in "flight-response," not everyone sounds as if they're speaking to themselves in a 50-gallon drum after having just re-read Baudrillard, Lacan and Barrett Watten while on thorazine (if they read, that is).
Incredibly, they injected him with the powerful sedative Thorazine even though he was--as they admitted--"flaccid and unresponsive," with fixed and dilated pupils.
The authors stated that the "boarding school authorities maintain that Thorazine is used only when the student is a danger to himself, usually because of drunkenness" (Ibid.
The team showed the value of this approach by validating in several lab trials a connection between the drug Thorazine, used to treat psychotic disorders, and a reduction in the progression of cardiac hypertrophy, or enlargement of the heart, which the program had predicted.
Each time, I was "taken down," shot up with Thorazine and put in restraints in a seclusion room.
Siebert was then, presumably as a consequence of these views, hospitalized and forced to take Thorazine against his will.
Many would go so far as to say that Thorazine, Mellaril, Haldol, and the rest simply mask the symptoms of mental illness, creating "artificial sanity" rather than providing a cure.
Most of the newer atypical anti-psychotics (Risperdal, Zyprexa and Seroquel) are clearly safer and more cost-effective than the older antipsychotics (Mellaril, Thorazine, Stelazine and Haldol).
Except none of them has such a remarkable resistance to Thorazine, and none can see ultra-violet light or explain with lucidity, speed and unerring accuracy the mathematical orbits of a constellation known to only a few select astronomers.
What Claridge does make abundantly clear is the financial cost of mental health treatment in an era when thorazine was just making its debut.