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Mellaril Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Mellaril® is used to treat disordered thoughts and some other emotional, nervous, and mental problems. It is also used to treats behavioral problems in children.

Mellaril Dosage

  • The usual starting dose is 50 to 100 milligrams 3 times a day. Your doctor may also increase your dosage to as much as 800 milligrams a day, and you should be taken in 2 to 4 small doses.
  • The usual starting dose for schizophrenic children is 0.5 milligrams per 2.2 pounds of body weight per day.

Uses of Mellaril

  • Mellaril is used to treat the disorganized and psychotic thinking.
  • Thioridazine is used to treat emotional disorders such as schizophrenia, as well as depression and anxiety.

Side Effects of Mellaril

Before taken Mellaril medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor.  If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Mellaril. Side effects may include:

  • Blurred vision
  • Breast development in men
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Impotence
  • Nausea
  • Swelling in the arms and legs
  • Vomiting

Warnings and precautions before taking Mellaril:

  • If you are planining to become pregnant, then you should not be taken this drug. You should not used Mellaril medicine if you are breast-feeding.
  • If you have any allergic from other medications, then you should tell your doctor.
  • If you have a irregular heartbeat, a fast heartbeat, or an arrhythmia then you should tell your doctor before taking this medicine.
  • If you are using high doses, then it may cause vision problems, such as brownish coloring of vision, and poor night vision. So you should be used this medicine with extra caution.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Mellaril with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Mellaril with the following:

  • Amiodarone
  • Cimetidine
  • Delavirdine
  • Fluoxetine
  • FluvoxamineParoxetine
  • Pindolol
  • Quinidine
  • Ritonavir

After taken Mellaril if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Mellaril overdose include:

  • Agitation
  • Blurred vision
  • Coma
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Excessively high or low body temperature
  • Fluid in the lungs
  • Heart abnormalities
  • Inability to urinate
  • Nasal congestion

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