Winner of the 35th International 3-Day Novel Contest, Thorazine
Beach is a concise character study of sixty-year-old private investigator Jack Minyard.
Minor tranquilizers are distinguished from drugs such as Thorazine
or reserpine, first called major tranquilizers and now more commonly classfied as antipsychotics or neuroleptics.
Two decades after its release, a reanalysis published in The Archives of General Psychiatry found that on average, the older antipsychotics--such as Thorazine
, mocked in the novel One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest for the fixed, glassy stares it produced in those who took it--worked as well as the new generation, and at a fraction of the cost.
The first wave of deinstitutionalization began in the 1950s with the advent of new medications such as Thorazine
. As the new medications stabilized mentally ill patients in ways not seen before, it was felt first by the medical community and then by states that were covering the cost that many no longer needed to be in a long-term facility, such as state mental hospitals, and could be treated at home.
Mr Eagleton had a history of mental illness including manic depression and suicidal tendencies and was on a powerful anti-psychotic drug called Thorazine
These were the days before Thorazine
; since those days psychiatric nursing has seen tremendous changes.
Medications Associated with Changes in Urine Color Color of urine Medications red senna (Ex-Lax), chlorpromazine (Thorazine
), thioridazine (Mellaril) orange rifampin (Rifadin), warfarin (Coumadin), phenazopyridine (Pyridium) blue or green amitriptyline (generic), indomethacin (Indocin), cimetidine (Tagamet), promethazine (Phenergan) dark brown or tea-colored chloroquine (Aralen), primaquine (generic), metronidazole (Flagyl), nitrofurantoin (Furadantin)
Suspect medications include chlorpromazine (Thorazine
), used to treat schizophrenia; hydralazine (Apresoline), which treats high blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels; the tuberculosis drug isoniazid; and procainamide (Pronestyl, Procanbid), a drug used to treat abnormal heart rhythms.
The potent tranquilizer Thorazine
, for example, was added to the medical armamentarium to alleviate "women's drug-induced confusion." By midcentury, the ever-increasing use of painkillers prompted an ever-increasing use of drugs to induce labor, which Good Housekeeping warned, was "possible elective tragedy." Wolf concludes her examination with epidurals and skyrocketing c-section rates, all within the framework of pain and pain medication.
It's been a long but predictable road since the introduction of psychotropic drugs such as Thorazine
in the 1950s and the opening of community treatment two decades later that permitted large numbers of psychiatric patients to live outside of hospitals.
I was prescribed Thorazine
, which did the job but they forgot to, they for--you're supposed to take, with Thorazine
you're supposed to take Cogentin with it and that counteracts the side effects.