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Re: Thioridazine » ed_uk

Posted by cubbybear on November 28, 2004, at 10:29:57

In reply to Re: Thioridazine, posted by ed_uk on November 28, 2004, at 7:13:07

> Hi,
> Thioridazine (Mellaril/Melleril) used to be one of the most popular antipsychotics in the UK. I've never taken it myself but I have known several people who have taken it.
> A friend of the family who had a stroke was given thioridazine to relieve severe agitation. She took 10mg three times a day. It was apparantly quite effective in reducing distress. Because of the risk of arrhythmias, a lot of the people (in the UK) who used to take thioridazine have now been switched to chlorpromazine or an atypical AP.
> Ed.

I was never diagnosed as psychotic but my pdoc wanted to give the Mellaril a try back in 1984 to see if it would relieve my depression/anxiety. I tried it once and really didn't like the odd, spaced-out feeling it gave me. Last year, I was stunned to learn that in the U.S.A. it now carries a black-box warning.




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