from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A white or yellow powder, C21H26N2S2, a derivative of phenothiazine, that is administered orally in the treatment of various psychotic conditions, anxiety, depression, and certain childhood behavioral disorders.

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  • n. An antipsychotic drug used in the treatment of anxiety, depression and autism

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  • n. a tranquilizer (trade name Mellaril) used to treat schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

thio- + (pipe)rid(ine) + azine.


  • The excuse had been that South Hams Prison used chemical restraints on its violent prisoners—thioridazine, haloperidol, chlorpromazine—and that paranoid episodes were one of the common side effects.


  • QT-prolonging agents (eg, quinidine, sotalol, thioridazine), quinolones (eg, ciprofloxacin), or streptogramins (eg, mikamycin) because serious, possibly life-threatening side effects on the heart or irregular heartbeat may occur

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  • The names of the drugs are either so long you quit reading after the first syllable or two (benzodiazepine, thioridazine), or are soft and airy and nasal-congested (Buspar, Zoloft).

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  • The "typical" drugs used for comparison were haloperidol and thioridazine, both generics.

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  • Drugs such as haloperidol (Haldol) and thioridazine (Mellaril) are very helpful in treating psychiatric symptoms of lupus.


  • Mainwaring dropped the Thorazine and switched to other phenothiazine tranquilizers—haloperidol, thioridazine, fluphenazine.

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  • NUEDEXTA is contraindicated in patients receiving drugs that both prolong QT interval and are metabolized by CYP2D6 e.g., thioridazine and pimozide and should not be used concomitantly with other drugs containing quinidine, quinine, or mefloquine.

  • Q My elderly mother has been taking the following drugs for at least 15 years: furosemide for blood pressure, doxepin and thioridazine to calm her and help her sleep, Lanoxin for her heart and acetaminophen with codeine, two every four hours, for pain.

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  • Patients should not take Cymbalta if they have recently taken a type of antidepressant called a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI), are taking Mellaril (R) (thioridazine), or have uncontrolled glaucoma (increased eye pressure).

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  • Do systematically the oxaprozin in easier amounts, or thioridazine it for evenly than recommended.



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