Largactil


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Largactil

A brand name for CHLORPROMAZINE.
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Chlorpromazine was released in the market in 1953 by Rhone-Poulenc and given the trade name Largactil, derived from large "broad" and acti "activity".
Together with: Chlorpromazine (Largactil)/quetiapine (Seroquel) 25 mg at night Increase the dose to 50 mg, 75 mg and 100 mg at night, if necessary, for nocturnal control.
The decade of the drug revolution started in 1954 with the introduction of chlorpromazine (Largactil) which replaced the hazardous insulin shock therapy for schizophrenia.
Early anti-emetic drugs included drugs that are now more commonly identified as antipsychotics: chlorpromazine (Largactil) and prochlorperazine (Stemetil, Buccastem).
Dosage of chlopromazine as an alternative first-line drug if haloperidol is not available Drug Dose Frequency comment Chlorpromazine 12.5 - 50 Every 2 - 4 More sedating than (Largactil) mg PO, IM hours prn x 3 haloperidol May cause or IV (Notify dr if 3 hypotension doses are not effective) Table VII.
Despite the variety of presenting problems, this usually meant chlorpromazine (Largactil).
Key: SLE = Systemic lupus erythematosus Generic Name Trade Name Indication Toxic retinopathy Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine Rheumatoid arthritis, SLE Tamoxyfen Nolvadex Breast cancer Vigabatrin Sabril Epilepsy anti-convulsant Chlorpromazine Largactil Anti-psychotic Desferrioxamine Desferal Anaemia Toxic optic neuropathy Ethambutol Isoniazid Rifina- Tuberculosis treatment Generic Name Visual side effect Toxic retinopathy Plaquenil Bull's eye maculopathy - blurred vision, altered colour Tamoxyfen Crystalline maculopathy - vision impaired if severe Vigabatrin Field restriction Chlorpromazine Blurred vision, abnormal colour (brownish tinge) Desferrioxamine Acuity reduction, scotomata, photopsia, metamorphopsia Toxic optic neuropathy Ethambutol Isoniazid Acuity and field loss, colourdefect-