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Mellaril® (thioridazine) is a prescription medication approved to treat schizophrenia, one of the most confusing and disabling mental illnesses. In some cases, this drug is also used "off-label" for other conditions, such as anxiety, dementia, and agitation. Mellaril belongs to a class of drugs known as "typical antipsychotics" and is usually taken two to four times a day. Drowsiness, dry mouth, and unusual body movements are some of the most common side effects.
 
Prior to starting treatment with this drug, your healthcare provider needs information on your medical history and a detailed list of any other medications you are taking, including nonprescription drugs, vitamins, and supplements. Drug interactions with Mellaril are possible, and the medication is not right for all people. Providing this information to your healthcare provider will help ensure a safe, effective treatment process.
 
(Click Mellaril for more information, including a detailed description of the drug's effects and dosing tips to help you get the most out of each dose.)
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