Thioridazine Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is thioridazine ?
- What are the possible side effects of thioridazine ?
- What is the most important information I should know about thioridazine ?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking thioridazine ?
- How should I take thioridazine ?
- What happens if I miss a dose ?
- What happens if I overdose ?
- What should I avoid while taking thioridazine ?
- What other drugs will affect thioridazine ?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose ?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose ?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include stomach cramps, extreme dizziness, dry skin, decreased urination, uncontrollable muscle movements, confusion, agitation, feeling hot or cold, fast or pounding heartbeat, fainting, slow heart rate, weak or shallow breathing, and seizure (convulsions).
What should I avoid while taking thioridazine ?
Thioridazine may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert. Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position, or you may feel dizzy. Get up slowly and steady yourself to prevent a fall.
Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of thioridazine.
Avoid exposure to sunlight or tanning beds. Thioridazine can make you sunburn more easily. Wear protective clothing and use sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) when you are outdoors.
What other drugs will affect thioridazine ?
Cold or allergy medicine, sedatives, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression or anxiety can add to sleepiness caused by thioridazine. Tell your doctor if you regularly use any of these medicines, or any other anti-psychotic medications.
- atropine (Atreza, Sal-Tropine);
- lithium (Eskalith, Lithobid);
- an antibiotic;
- birth control pills or hormone replacement estrogens;
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin);
- certain asthma medications or bronchodilators;
- incontinence medications;
- insulin or diabetes medications you take by mouth;
- medication for nausea, vomiting, or motion sickness;
- medications used for general anesthesia;
- numbing medicine such as lidocaine or Novocain;
- medicines used to prevent organ transplant rejection;
- a stimulant or ADHD medication;
- ulcer or irritable bowel medications; or
- medicines to treat Parkinson's disease, restless leg syndrome, or pituitary gland tumor (prolactinoma).
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about thioridazine.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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