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Read drug prescription

It is very important to know about what medicine is given by the doctor, for what condition, and when it needs to be taken in what dose. This information given by the doctor is called Prescription. The patients should be familiar with the medicine prescription, and the details about the medicine before purchasing it and using it. Some medications need not be prescribed by healthcare practitioners and can be purchased and used without prescription by the patients; these are called over-the-counter medications. Read the drug prescription information of Clorpropamida before taking it.

What is Clorpropamida

Clorpropamida is an anti-psychotic medication in a group of drugs called phenothiazines. It works by changing the actions of chemicals in your brain.
Clorpropamida is used to treat psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia or manic-depression, and severe behavioral problems in children ages 1 through 12.
Clorpropamida is also used to treat nausea and vomiting, anxiety before surgery, chronic hiccups, acute intermittent porphyria, and symptoms of tetanus.
Clorpropamida may also be used for purposes not listed in Clorpropamida guide.

Clorpropamida side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
High doses or long-term use of Clorpropamida can cause a serious movement disorder that may not be reversible. Symptoms of this disorder include uncontrollable muscle movements of your lips, tongue, eyes, face, arms, or legs. The longer you take Clorpropamida, the more likely you are to develop a serious movement disorder. The risk of this side effect is higher in women and older adults.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
  • uncontrolled muscle movements in your face ;
  • stiffness in your neck, tightness in your throat, trouble breathing or swallowing;
  • sudden weakness or ill feeling, fever, chills, sore throat, swollen gums, painful mouth sores, pain when swallowing, skin sores, cold or flu symptoms, cough;
  • pale skin, easy bruising or bleeding;
  • jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes); or
  • severe nervous system reaction--very stiff (rigid) muscles, high fever, sweating, confusion, fast or uneven heartbeats, tremors, feeling like you might pass out.

Older adults may be more likely to have side effects from Clorpropamida.
Common side effects may include:
  • drowsiness;
  • breast swelling or discharge;
  • changes in menstrual periods;
  • dry mouth or stuffy nose, blurred vision;
  • constipation; or
  • impotence, trouble having an orgasm.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
See also: Side effects (in more detail)
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Clorpropamida dosing

Usual Adult Dose for Psychosis:

IM: Initial Dose 25 to 50 mg. The dose may be repeated in one hour. Subsequent doses may be increased and given every 2 to 4 hours as needed.
Oral: Initial Dose: 10 to 25 mg orally 3 times a day. Total daily doses should be increased in 20 to 50 mg increments every 3 or 4 days until symptoms are controlled.
Usual Maintenance Dose: 200 mg/day orally
Some patients require higher dosages. Increase dosage gradually until symptoms are controlled. Maximum improvement may not be seen for weeks or even months. Continue optimum dosage for 2 weeks, then gradually reduce dosage to the lowest effective maintenance level.

Usual Adult Dose for Mania:

Oral: 10 mg orally 3 to 4 times a day or 25 mg orally 2 to 3 times a day.
More severe cases: 25 mg orally 3 times a day.
After 1 to 2 days, dose may be increased by 20 to 50 mg/day at semiweekly intervals.
Prompt control of severe symptoms: 25 mg IM one time.
If necessary, repeat in 1 hour. Subsequent doses should be oral, 25 to 50 mg three times a day.
IM: 25 mg injection one time. If necessary, may give additional 25 to 50 mg injection in 1 hour.
Increase subsequent doses gradually over several days up to 400 mg every 4 to 6 hours in exceptionally severe cases.
Usually patient becomes quiet and cooperative within 24 to 48 hours and oral doses may be substituted.
Oral: 500 mg/day is generally sufficient. Gradual increases to 2000 mg/day or more may be necessary.
There is usually little therapeutic gain to be achieved by exceeding 1000 mg/day for extended periods.
Less acutely disturbed Oral: 25 mg three times a day.
May increase gradually until effective dose is reached, usually 400 mg/day.

Usual Adult Dose for Nausea/Vomiting:

Oral: 10 to 25 mg every 4 to 6 hours as needed. May increase, if necessary.
IM: 25 mg one time. If no hypotension occurs, give 25 to 50 mg every 3 to 4 hours as needed, then switch to oral dosage.
Rectal: One 100 mg suppository every 6 to 8 hours as needed. In some patients, half this dose will do.
Nausea/Vomiting During Surgery:
IM: 12.5 mg one time. May repeat in 30 minutes if necessary and if no hypotension occurs.
IV: 2 mg at 2 minute intervals. Do not exceed 25 mg. Dilute to 1 mg/mL.

Usual Adult Dose for Light Sedation:

For light sedation prior to a medical or surgical procedure:
Oral: 25 to 50 mg, 2 to 3 hours before the operation.
IM: 12.5 to 25 mg, 1 to 2 hours before operation.

Usual Adult Dose for Hiccups:

Oral: 25 to 50 mg 3 to 4 times a day.
IM: If symptoms persist for 2 to 3 days, give 25 to 50 mg IM.
IV infusion: Should symptoms persist, use slow IV infusion: 25 to 50 mg in 500 to 1000 mL of saline.

Usual Adult Dose for Porphyria:

Oral: 25 to 50 mg 3 to 4 times a day.
Can usually be discontinued after several weeks, but maintenance therapy may be necessary for some patients.
IM: 25 mg injection 3 to 4 times a day until patient can take oral therapy.

Usual Adult Dose for Tetanus:

IM: 25 to 50 mg given 3 to 4 times daily, usually in conjunction with barbiturates. Total doses and frequency of administration must be determined by the patient's response, starting with low doses and increasing gradually.
IV: 25 to 50 mg diluted to at least 1 mg/mL and administered at a rate of 1 mg/min.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Opiate Withdrawal:

less than 1 month:
Neonatal abstinence syndrome :
Intramuscular: Initial: 0.55 mg/kg/dose given every 6 hours; change to oral after approximately 4 days, decrease dose gradually over 2 to 3 weeks. Note: Clorpropamida is rarely used for neonatal abstinence syndrome due to adverse effects such as hypothermia, cerebellar dysfunction, decreased seizure threshold, and eosinophilia; other agents are preferred.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Schizophrenia:

6 months and older:
Oral: 0.5 to 1 mg/kg/dose orally every 4 to 6 hours; older children may require 200 mg/day or higher
intramuscular or intravenous: 0.5 to 1 mg/kg/dose every 6 to 8 hours
Maximum recommended doses:
less than 5 years (less than 22.7 kg): 40 mg/day
5 years and older: (22.7 to 45.5 kg): 75 mg/day

Usual Pediatric Dose for Nausea/Vomiting:

Nausea and vomiting:
Oral: 0.5 to 1 mg/kg/dose every 4 to 6 hours as needed
intramuscular or intravenous: 0.5 to 1 mg/kg/dose every 6 to 8 hours;
Maximum recommended doses:
less than 5 years : 40 mg/day
5 and older (22.7-45.5 kg): 75 mg/day

Select the most affordable brand or generic drug

Generic drug is the basic drug with an active substance in it, and the name of the generic drug is same as active substance most of the times. Like Acetaminophen/Paracetemol is Generic name and it has different brand names like Tylenol, Acimol, Crocin, Calpol etc. All these Brand names contain the same Paracetemol, but the medications are manufactured by different companies, so the different brand names. Generic drug is always cheaper and affordable, and it can be replaced in place of brand name drug prescribed by the healthcare practitioner. The Generic medicine has same properties as branded medicine in terms of uses, indications, doses, side effects, so no need to worry on that. Just select the most affordable generic or branded medicine.

StrengthQuantityPrice, USDCountry
100 mg-2mg10 $0.22
Clozine Plus 100+2 Tablet $0.02
10 's $0.22
CLOZINE PLUS Capsule/ Tablet / 100mg - 2mg (10 units) $0.22Psychotropics India
Clozine Plus Chlorpromazine hydrochloride100 mg, Trihexyphenidylhydrochloride 2 mg. TAB / 10 $0.22
Clozine Plus 100+2 Concord Tablet $0.03
Clozine Plus 100 mg/2 mg Tablet $0.03Psychotropics India Ltd
Clozine Plus 200+2 Tablet $0.04
25 mg10 $0.03
Megatil 200mg TAB / 10 $0.14
MEGATIL Capsule/ Tablet / 25mg (10 units) $0.03Intas Pharmaceuticals
MEGATIL tab 50 mg x 10's $0.04Intas
100 mg x 10's $0.08
Meprosetil 100 mg x 200's $12.58
Prozine 50mg Tablet $0.01Shine Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Prozine 100mg Tablet $0.01Shine Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Prozine Syrup $0.38Parasol Laboratories
PROZINE 50MG TABLET 1 strip(s) (10 tablets each) $0.06Shine Pharmaceuticals Ltd
PROZINE 100MG TABLET 1 strip(s) (10 tablets each) $0.09Shine Pharmaceuticals Ltd
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References

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Clorpropamida - Frequently asked Questions

Can Clorpropamida be stopped immediately or do I have to stop the consumption gradually to ween off?

In some cases, it always advisable to stop the intake of some medicines gradually because of the rebound effect of the medicine.

It's wise to get in touch with your doctor as a professional advice is needed in this case regarding your health, medications and further recommendation to give you a stable health condition.

How should I take Clorpropamida?

Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

This medicine can cause unusual results with certain medical tests. Tell any doctor who treats you that you are using Clorpropamida.

If you need to have any type of x-ray scan or MRI of your spinal cord, tell the doctor ahead of time that you are using Clorpropamida. You may need to stop using the medicine for a short time.

Do not stop using Clorpropamida suddenly after long-term use, or you could have unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Ask your doctor how to avoid withdrawal symptoms when you stop using Clorpropamida.

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

Who should not take Clorpropamida?

You should not use this medicine if you are allergic to Clorpropamida or other phenothiazines.

Do not take Clorpropamida if you have recently used large amounts of alcohol or taken a medicine that makes you sleepy.

Clorpropamida is not approved for use in psychotic conditions related to dementia. Clorpropamida may increase the risk of death in older adults with dementia-related conditions.

To make sure Clorpropamida is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:

  • bone marrow suppression;

  • a brain tumor;

  • heart disease;

  • liver or kidney disease;

  • severe asthma, emphysema, or other breathing problem;

  • a history of breast cancer;

  • glaucoma;

  • seizures or epilepsy;

  • pheochromocytoma (tumor of the adrenal gland);

  • an enlarged prostate or urination problems; or

  • if you also take lithium or a blood thinner (warfarin, Coumadin).

Talk with your doctor before giving Clorpropamida to a child who has been ill with a fever or flu symptoms.

Tell your doctor if you will be exposed to extreme heat or cold, or to insecticide poisons while you are taking Clorpropamida.

Taking antipsychotic medication during the last 3 months of pregnancy may cause problems in the newborn, such as withdrawal symptoms, breathing problems, feeding problems, fussiness, tremors, and limp or stiff muscles. However, you may have withdrawal symptoms or other problems if you stop taking your medicine during pregnancy. If you become pregnant while taking Clorpropamida, do not stop taking it without your doctor's advice.

Clorpropamida can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while using this medicine.

What other drugs will affect Clorpropamida?

Taking this medicine with other drugs that make you sleepy can worsen this effect. Ask your doctor before taking Clorpropamida with a sleeping pill, narcotic pain medicine, muscle relaxer, or medicine for anxiety, depression, or seizures.

Other drugs may interact with Clorpropamida, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell each of your health care providers about all medicines you use now and any medicine you start or stop using.

Can Clorpropamida be taken or consumed while pregnant?

Please visit your doctor for a recommendation as such case requires special attention.

Can Clorpropamida be taken for nursing mothers or during breastfeeding?

Kindly explain your state and condition to your doctor and seek medical advice from an expert.

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The information was verified by Dr. Vishal Pawar, MD Pharmacology