THIORIDAZINE

1. a low-potency antipsychotic of the piperidine phenothiazine category which, such as others of the same category, elicits sleep and substantial anticholinergic impacts. Adverse impacts unique to it are inclusive of the possibility of causing retinal alterations that could lead to blindness at doses in excess of 800 mg per day. It can additionally inflict serious disruptions in heart rhythm: Its capacity to extend the Q-T interval might cause fatal arrhythmias. It ought to not be used by patients who have cardiac arrhythmias or who are using other drugs which might extend the Q-T interval. U.S. brand name: Mellaril.

THIORIDAZINE: "The doctor has prescribed Thioridazine to treat Marion's condition."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "THIORIDAZINE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/thioridazine/ (accessed November 18, 2019).
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