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User Reviews for Chlorpromazine

Chlorpromazine has an average rating of 7.2 out of 10 from a total of 55 ratings on Drugs.com. 67% of those users who reviewed Chlorpromazine reported a positive effect, while 22% reported a negative effect.

Condition Avg. Rating Reviews Compare
Hiccups  
7.9
20 reviews 2 medications
Schizophrenia  
9.0
10 reviews 48 medications
Light Sedation  
5.0
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Mania  
6.2
6 reviews 15 medications
Psychosis  
5.6
5 reviews 18 medications
Opiate Withdrawal  
8.5
2 reviews 6 medications
Nausea/Vomiting  
9.0
1 reviews 159 medications
Porphyria  
7.0
1 reviews 4 medications
Tetanus  
1 reviews 15 medications
Summary of Chlorpromazine reviews 7.2 55 reviews

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Reviews for Chlorpromazine

yeeha2021 · Taken for less than 1 month May 9, 2021

For Hiccups: “My partner started hiccuping non-stop for nearly 7 days. He went to the ER after the second day and they prescribed one med (metoclopramide 10 mg) and it didn't work. Then he went to his PCP this past Friday and got a prescription for chlorpromazine 25 mg. He started with 1 pill every 6 hours then increased on the 2nd day about 2 pills every 6 hours (dr. approved this). Here we are on the 3rd day in the morning and he hiccuped a little then next thing we knew, he stopped! Now he has been sleeping for nearly 3 hours to catch up on his lost sleep for this past week. We were going to check into acupuncture but it looks like we won't have to. I'm truly relieved although I wish we could find out what the underlying problem that led to the persistent hiccuping.”

10 / 10
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Bobby April 8, 2021

For Schizophrenia: “I was taking largactil 200mg per night then I threw them in the bin I got bad withdrawal feeling nausea and chills not a good move tapering off them now”

8 / 10
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Smitty · Taken for less than 1 month February 12, 2021

For Hiccups: “What does this medication do to stop hiccups? I just started taking it today.”

9 / 10
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Rach February 6, 2020

For Schizophrenia: “Came off Mirtazapine 15mg cold turkey which not a great move . My NS was a mess, propranolol gave me hallucinations as a side effect as my system was just so hypersensitive. Diazapam just didn't work to settle me down. Ended up in the A and E twice. First time chest pains , heart fine , blood work fine. Tried to reinstate Mirtazapine (after 11 weeks off) didn't work, felt worse. Back to A and E after 5 days back on the Mirtazpine as I had become suicidal. Then prescribed Chlorpromazine 25mg , 3 times a day. It's saved my life. Starting feeling better after 2 days and settled my system right down. Been on it for 12 days and apart from a bit of grogginess I feel amazing. I truely thought I was never going to get better but I'm improving everyday. Was so afraid to try anything because of messing myself up going cold turkey but it's taken away all fear and paranoia. Please don't ever play around with your meds. I don't want anyone to go through what I experienced for last 3 months. Chlorpromazine has literally saved my life .God Bless.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous June 13, 2010

Thorazine (chlorpromazine) for Hiccups: “My husband normally never has the hiccups but on the night of day 3 after having bowel resection surgery from diverticulitis, he was no longer passing gas. Instead he was belching, burping and hiccuping. He would hiccup for hours then stop for a bit and this just kept going on and on increasing the pain of the surgical site and getting no sleep. On the night of day 6,Thorazine was added to his IV and within 10 minutes the hiccups were gone and he was finally sleeping comfortably.”

10 / 10
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Nick (Wiltshire - UK) · Taken for less than 1 month July 21, 2013

Thorazine (chlorpromazine) for Hiccups: “I had hiccups for 48 hours continuously and was hiccupping about 15000 times a day. I went to my GP and was prescribed Chlorpromazine. I was reluctant to try it at first because of the side effects but it did work after being on a 25mg dose three times a day after 72 hours. It does take a while to kick in and have an effect but it did work. Make sure you come off them slowly and gradually otherwise it makes you feel nauseous and sick. Your urine may also be a lot darker in colour and smell differently.”

7 / 10
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VaBeachBeez January 19, 2013

Thorazine (chlorpromazine) for Hiccups: “I write this to help others. I actually had the hiccups for eight straight days...yes 8! I couldn't eat without hiccuping, and sleep with out hiccuping. I had no health insurance, which is why I waited so long before seeking professional medical advice/treatment. On that eighth day I went to a "Doc-in-a-Box", and the Doctor prescribed "Thorazine", only ten! Within 30 minutes of taking the first one, the hiccups were gone! I had nine more pills (low dosage) left. Each time I took one, it was like I was the "King of the world'! I had a constant smile on my face and wanted to hug everyone, but I could still MAINTAIN. ”

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bm17 · Taken for 6 months to 1 year August 20, 2017

For Psychosis: “I have struggled with Bipolar Depression with Psychotic features for years. I have tried around 30 medications and with no results. My doctor decided to try Chlorpromazine to help. The honest truth is its a life saver. Not only do I sleep 8 hours of restful deep sleep, I wake up every morning happy and ready to take on the day. It has helped my depression tremendously, and has helped eliminate my psychotic features. The only side effects I have is drowsiness and dizziness, but nothing I can't handle. I take 200 mg at bedtime, and will soon ask to raise it to 300 mg. My advice is if you want to be happy, healthy, and sleep great, Chlorpromazine is a miracle drug and I could not be more satisfied.”

10 / 10
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Jbiznizal4874 · Taken for less than 1 month June 21, 2017

Thorazine (chlorpromazine) for Hiccups: “I had Chronic Hiccups for 4 days I went to the emergency room, they gave me a choice of Valium or Thorazine. I went with the Valium, the Valium did nothing. I then continued to Hiccups two more days. I then went back to the ER and took the Thorazine. Hiccups gone in 15 minutes. This is the drug to get rid of hiccups for sure!!!!”

10 / 10
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Txktony · Taken for less than 1 month October 26, 2017

Thorazine (chlorpromazine) for Hiccups: “I occasionally get severe hiccups that only last 24 to 36 hours but when I get them I gasp for air I have 30 and 40 hiccups at the same time and Rapid concession and I'm fighting to breathe and then I'll throw up, mostly stomach bile. I'm in the hospital recovering from a surgery on my leg and I got the hiccups earlier this afternoon and I took a muscle relaxer and it didn't do anything the doctor prescribed me some Thorazine which I have never had and within 10 minutes of the injection in my arm my hiccups are completely gone I am a True Believer”

10 / 10
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Otto the android · Taken for 10 years or more July 5, 2014

Thorazine (chlorpromazine) for Schizophrenia: “This is the only medicine which has worked for my schizophrenia. It's a nightmare to take to begin with, need to gradually increase the dose, but has kept me reasonably well and coping for years. Only side effects for me are dry mouth and solar sensitivity, I don't like the sun anyway so no matter. But the dry mouth does limit the dose. It helps me sleep too.”

9 / 10
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Anonymous October 21, 2012

Thorazine (chlorpromazine) for Hiccups: “Dad was hiccuping badly for two days straight - nothing was working and attempting to get water or fluids down didn't work. Hiccups got worse and he began to vomit when we saw blood we took him to emergency room - they brought Thorazine and within 10-20 minutes he stopped hiccuping... he had one short flare up while moving around but after 20-30minutes it went away and he was sleeping. Hopefully this does the trick and keeps him from hiccuping - but for sure it's a good emergency medicine to stop painful and persistent hiccups.”

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jerrystr · Taken for less than 1 month April 14, 2016

Thorazine (chlorpromazine) for Hiccups: “I was prescribed this after an operation where the anesthesia induced severe hiccupping for about 6 hours. Took one tablet and 20 minutes later no hiccups. When I went to the Philippines I got hiccups again and went to a drug store (no prescription needed), got the lowest dosage (5 mg I think) and my hiccups were gone in 15 minutes.”

10 / 10
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oneand0 · Taken for less than 1 month March 11, 2017

Thorazine (chlorpromazine) for Hiccups: “I just had my third bout of persistent hiccups in my life. The first two times I passed on using this drug nearly 9 and 12 years ago. They eventually went away on their own, but this time it was 6 days straight with a hiccup on every inhale and one for exhale, followed by some clusters put together. I took my first dose at bedtime and hiccuped to sleep, and the following morning my hiccups were almost gone. Three more doses that day and all I had were small hiccups once every two hours. Day three all gone. No side effects, thank God! I will take it again if I am ever in the same spot.”

9 / 10
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Craig San Diego · Taken for 6 months to 1 year May 6, 2019

For Hiccups: “This is my review for chlorpromazine for hiccups - it works. I have GERD (Gastroespohageal reflux disease) and esophageal constriction. I got to the point where carbonated drinks and alcohol, in particular, were causing gastric distress, including vomiting and hiccups. Those were the seeming precursors, which I have since given up. My hiccups bouts are for so long that I can't keep track, in every case, over a week. I go to bed hiccuping and pray that I can go to sleep, and to not again, see the dawn instead. I have had multiple days where this has happened. At its worst, I can't eat or drink anything, as I will vomit it right back out. When it mellows, such as now, I get the hiccups for hours or days at a time. I used 25mg of Thorazine, 3x a day for 5 days last time, that worked. This time, no. Recommended dose is 25-50mg. I am also a big guy, 240 lbs., trying to get my Dr. to up the dosage to 50.”

9 / 10
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Cyberwolf2 · Taken for 1 to 6 months January 8, 2017

Thorazine (chlorpromazine) for Schizophrenia: “Thorazine like Stelazine are used in the treatment of schizophrenic and other psychotic disorders. The beneficial effects are better than any side effects. They have been in use for over thirty years .”

10 / 10
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Fencer · Taken for less than 1 month March 8, 2017

Thorazine (chlorpromazine) for Hiccups: “I was given a large dose of dexamethasone to reduce swelling after total shoulder replacement, and began to hiccup. After 48 hours I was exhausted and sore from hiccups, my doctor gave me a dose of thorazine. It knocked me out and the hiccups stopped and did not return.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 6 months August 13, 2014

For Schizophrenia: “Chloropromazine stops the voices because it knocks you the hell out. I take this medication at night, one 50 mg is enough to knock me out at 5 foot 11 inches and 200 lbs, if you have decent general health a lower dose will be potent. I haven't needed anything more than the nightly dose, I am also on Lithium which is wonderful, the combination works great together for me. I have not had any serious negative side effects, I am working out more and losing weight, I was unable to do this on risperidol, Aeroquel, Abilify, or anything else I have been put on. The only thing stopping me from giving this a 10 star review is that most doctors prescribe Chlorpromazine for daily use. I would not be able to function on this during the day.”

8 / 10
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C. Lupei May 2, 2017

Thorazine (chlorpromazine) for Porphyria: “I have strugged a lot from psychosis worsened by Acute Intermittent Porphyria (AIP)/Variegate Porphyria(VP). Originally, it was thought that I was a High-Functioning Schizophrenic, with various other labels. Thorazine, when it was first used on me, was to calm me down when I was on the brink of a Blackout Rage, effectively knocking me out, and for a while after I woke up, the hallucinations were surprisingly minimized. Once released from that facility, I was on a treatment haitus. Later, I was prescribed Thorazine again. It didn't make it all go away. But it helped take the edge off and help me maintain control.”

7 / 10
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Jakamose February 4, 2016

Thorazine (chlorpromazine) for Schizophrenia: “As a child it helped me at high dose for 6 1/2 years.. Now my son is taking at a high dose it's a night and day difference but also he's having now side effects that limit his function to the point his blood pressure is very unstable and he is having muscle rigidity, tremors, vagal syncope an ER doctor said autonomic instability ... We are lowering now as to be able too add another with less side effects with his arrhythmia which even with me being Autistic Schizophrenic like him challenging to control and watch as he's in full psychosis at this point... But I will say Thorazine is golden compared to the rest and we've tried the rest he likes the calm and it actually stops the parasomnia... But it's just now the serious side effects of this...”

10 / 10
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Rick · Taken for 5 to 10 years March 19, 2018

Thorazine (chlorpromazine) for Mania: “Thorazine is the only medication that works for my mania (so far... and I've tried a lot of things!) The two side effects that are bothersome include some stiffness and hangover effect after sleeping. But... really, it works for me when other medicines have not.”

8 / 10
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jen3577 · Taken for 1 to 6 months September 13, 2013

Thorazine (chlorpromazine) for Light Sedation: “My Dr. prescribed me Thorazine for insomnia because she doesn't like Ambien, Xanax, etc. Felt like a zombie in the morning, plus I developed a tolerance from 50 mg to 100 mg in 2 weeks. Felt dead inside. After 100 mg and another 2 weeks had trouble sleeping again and doctor told me to double the dose. I didn't do it.”

1 / 10
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starwars4u July 26, 2016

Thorazine (chlorpromazine) for Light Sedation: “I have been on thorazine since 1996. I take 1000mg a day. The doctor keep increasing it too. it is the only thing he will give me to sleep. I was on klonopin 1mg before i started the thorazine and it worked great, but my doctor said he doesnt want me to take it anymore because it is a narcotic, so he took it away and doubled my thorazine. He also put me on serequel 200mg twice a day. The only thing is i cant do much but lay around all day. I dont like the serequel but he said its better than klonopin for me and the thorazine dose is getting too high.”

10 / 10
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Dummy · Taken for less than 1 month May 19, 2018

Thorazine (chlorpromazine) for Hiccups: “Not only did Thorazine not get rid of hiccups it turned my husband into a zombie! He pulled out his Nguyen tube and catheter. It’s a mind altering drug they give to mentally ill patients and prisoners to subdue them. Just not worth the additional risk.”

1 / 10
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Dan L. M. · Taken for 5 to 10 years December 12, 2015

Thorazine (chlorpromazine) for Mania: “Landed in a number of mental health hospitals starting when I was about eight, ending when I was 17. On and off, months at a time, not constantly. 1970s medical thought was giving a boy child Ritalin would slow him down, I proved that not to always be the case as it made me bounce off of walls with hyperactivity which the psychiatrists would treat with ever increasing doses of Thorazine injected into a buttock with four-six orderlies holding me down and an RN following instructions by knocking me out with the Thorazine. I would fight the sleep but it always got me. When I was awoken between (I think) 8-12 hours later, I felt like death warmed over, could not eat, HUNGOVER, raised hell next day for it. Not cool at all to do to a child.”

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Don · Taken for 2 to 5 years May 13, 2019

Thorazine (chlorpromazine) for Light Sedation: “Thorazine does more harm then good. I was prescribed it to help me sleep and t help my mood but it can cause stuffy nose and other symptoms which I didn't like it so I stopped taking it and I feel better without it. Heard it's an old out dated prescription drug anyway.”

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Kmj2502 · Taken for less than 1 month February 23, 2017

Thorazine (chlorpromazine) for Hiccups: “My eleven year old daughter gets sever hiccups as a side effect from chemotherapy. Although the last thing she needs is another drug in her body we turned to this after traditional tricks stopped working.”

10 / 10
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Eye# April 12, 2017

For Opiate Withdrawal: “16 years ago I was in the hospital doing a medical detox for heroin and cocaine. I was the worst patient on our hall and have barely any memory of the six days that I was there because I was given Thorazine to help me cope with the severity of my withdrawals. I then went to a treatment facility directly after and was given two more injections of Thorazine when I got there because my withdrawals were still very bad. Within a few days I realized that my vision was double. I looked in the mirror and realized my left eye was crossed. I had decomposition esophoria. My left eye was crossed for six months. I was lucky! It could've been permanent and they would've had to operate.”

7 / 10
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