Medication 'Chlorprothixen'. Instructions for use

The drug "Chlorprothixen" (tablets, drops, injection solution) belongs to the category of neuroleptic drugs. The medication slows the activity of the central nervous system, has antidepressant and anxiolytic effects. Characterizing the drug "Chlorprothixen", the instruction for use indicates its parasympathetic, adrenolytic, antiserotonin activity.

The medication is indicated for neurotic and reactive depression, complicated by anxiety symptoms, a state of arousal that is associated with stress or fear. The drug "Chlorprothixen" instruction for use recommends confusion on the background of cerebral sclerosis, brain injury. The drug is used as an auxiliary therapy in the state of anxiety, making it difficult to fall asleep. The drug "Chlorprothixen" is used if it is necessary to prolong the treatment of neurotic and psychosomatic, behavioral disorders in children. Medication is prescribed before and after operations, with burns, to relieve anxiety and anxiety, with dermatoses with intense itching, menopausal depression. The drug is shown to adults and children with insomnia, convulsive cough, allergies, vomiting, spasms of the digestive tract.

Dosage regimen of the drug "Chlorprothixen" instruction for use recommends setting individual for each patient.

As a rule, with neuroses prescribe ten to fifteen milligrams before bed. In exceptional cases, the dose may be increased to 30 mg.

With psychoses, the daily dosage is from 100 to 600 milligrams per day. A large dose is taken in the evening.

When itching is recommended from fifteen to one hundred milligrams. The amount of the drug is divided into four doses.

Dosage for children: with neuroses - from five to thirty milligrams, with psychoses - from one hundred to two hundred (and more) milligrams per day.

If it is not possible to perform oral administration (refusal of the patient, for example), and also at the beginning of therapy, injections are used in a short time to achieve a therapeutic result. The dosage is one or three ampoules. The solution is injected deep into the muscle.

In case of signs of premature birth or threatening abortion, orally, give 15 milligrams two or three times or half of the ampoule intramuscularly. This scheme is used for two or three days, then apply reduced doses for seven or ten days.

To side effects of the drug "Chlorprothixen" instructions for use include fatigue, orthostatic hypertension, mild hypokinetic hypertonic syndrome, psychomotor inhibition, dizziness. With individual hypersensitivity, photosensitization, severe flowing dermatitis may occur. Side effects include increased sweating, tachycardia, dry mouth, jaundice, frequent hot flashes. The drug "Chlorprothixen" can cause disorders of endocrine functions and urination, visual impairment, increased appetite with weight gain. Probably the emergence of drug dependence.

The drug "Chlorprothixen" is contraindicated in case of poisoning with barbiturates, alcohol and other means with inhibitory effect, with increased sensitivity. The drug is not recommended for epilepsy, parkinsonism, predispositions to collapse, disturbance of hematopoiesis, severe somatic exhaustion, tachycardia, severe liver or kidney pathologies, severe cerebral sclerosis.

It is not recommended to take high doses of the drug "Chlorprothixen". An overdose of the drug is manifested by lowering blood pressure, tachycardia, blurred vision, dry mouth. In addition, there is confusion, tremors, dizziness, drowsiness, coma. In the event that the patient takes a dose in excess of the established one, it is necessary to immediately call an ambulance.

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