Thorazine is a prescription medication used to treat several different conditions, including severe ADHD in children, acute intermittent porphyria, and schizophrenia. The medicine works by affecting a certain chemical in the brain called dopamine. Thorazine comes in tablet form and is generally taken one to six times a day. Side effects may include dry mouth, nausea, constipation, and blurred vision.
Part of a class of drugs known as typical antipsychotics, Thorazine® (chlorpromazine hydrochloride) is a prescription medicine that has been licensed for the treatment of:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Restlessness and worry before surgery
- Acute intermittent porphyria (to help relieve nausea and vomiting associated with this condition)
- Tetanus (in combination with other medications)
- Mania symptoms in people with bipolar disorder (also known as manic depression)
- Hiccups that will not go away
- Severe behavior problems in children
- Severe attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children (for short-term use only).
Thorazine was originally manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline. Although brand-name Thorazine is no longer being made, generic versions are still available. Generic Thorazine is made by several different companies.