|Brand names||Largactil, Thorazine|
Chlorpromazine is a typical antipsychotic, the first antipsychotic to be developed. It is very sedating, prone to cause weight gain, movement disorders, high blood sugar and other problems (including a small yet significant risk of causing liver problems). Its major medical uses include: bipolar mania, anxiety, schizophrenia, hypothermia (low body temperature), nausea and vomiting in palliative care, intractable hiccups, severely disturbed, agitated, or violent behaviour, tetanus and acute intermittent porphyria.
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