How should you use this medication?
Take this medication by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. You can take this medication with or without food. Take your doses at regular intervals. Do not take your medication more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on the advice of your care team. A special MedGuide will be given to you by the pharmacist with each prescription and refill. Be sure to read this information carefully each time. Talk to your care team regarding the use of this medication in children. While this medication may be prescribed for children as young as 6 years of age for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
What are the possible side effects of this medicine?
Side effects that you should report to your care team as soon as possible:
Allergic reactions-skin rash, itching, hives, swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat
High blood sugar (hyperglycemia)-increased thirst or amount of urine, unusual weakness or fatigue, blurry vision
High fever, stiff muscles, increased sweating, fast or irregular heartbeat, and confusion, which may be signs of neuroleptic malignant syndrome
Low blood pressure-dizziness, feeling faint or lightheaded, blurry vision
Pain or trouble swallowing
Prolonged or painful erection
Stroke-sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm, or leg, trouble speaking, confusion, trouble walking, loss of balance or coordination, dizziness, severe headache, change in vision
Uncontrolled and repetitive movements of the face, mouth, or upper body, which may be signs of tardive dyskinesia (TD)
Thoughts of suicide or self-harm, worsening mood, feelings of depression
Urges to engage in impulsive behaviors such as gambling, binge eating, sexual activity, or shopping in ways that are unusual for you Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report these to your care team if they continue or are bothersome):
What may interact with this medicine?
Our pharmacists will check to see if this medication will cause any interactions with the information in your profile.
Do not take this medication with any of the following:
Thioridazine This medication may also interact with the following:
Antihistamines for allergy, cough, and cold
Certain medications for anxiety or sleep
Certain medications for depression like amitriptyline, fluoxetine, paroxetine, sertraline
Certain medications for fungal infections like fluconazole, itraconazole, ketoconazole, posaconazole, voriconazole
General anesthetics like halothane, isoflurane, methoxyflurane, propofol
Levodopa or other medications for Parkinson’s disease
Medications for blood pressure
Medications for seizures
Medications that relax muscles for surgery
Narcotic medications for pain
Other medications that prolong the QT interval (cause an abnormal heart rhythm)
Phenothiazines like chlorpromazine, prochlorperazine