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Melleril10mg

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Novartis (Bangladesh) Ltd.
Generic: Thioridazine hydrochloride
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descriptionSafety Advices
AlcoholAlcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Melleril.
PregnancyPregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Melleril may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developin... View More
BreastfeedingBreastfeeding
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Melleril is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
DrivingDriving
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Melleril may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive. As Melleril may impair your thinking or reactions. Avoid getting up too fast f... View More
KidneyKidney
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There is limited information available on the use of Melleril in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
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There is limited information available on the use of Melleril in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
descriptionMedical Overview

Introduction

Melleril is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of schizophrenia. It alters the thoughts and elevates the mood, improving the person’s ability... View More

Uses of Melleril

  • Schizophrenia

Side effects of Melleril

Common
  • Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)
  • Sleepiness
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Abnormality of voluntary movements
  • Weight gain
  • Increased prolactin level in blood
  • Urinary retention
  • Constipation
  • Muscle stiffness
  • Tremor

How to use Melleril

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Melleril is to be taken wi... View More

How Melleril works

Melleril is a typical antipsychotic. It works by blocking the action of dopamine, a chemical messenger in the brain that affects thoughts and mood.

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  • Melleril should be taken with food, preferably at the same time every day.
  • It may increase your weight, blood sugar and cholesterol. Eat healthy, exercise regularly and monitor your blood levels regularly.
  • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Melleril can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • Get regular eye examinations while taking this medicine, as it can sometimes cause eye problems.
  • Get regular blood tests to monitor the levels of electrolytes (salts such as potassium and magnesium) in your blood as suggested by your doctor.
  • Regularly get your heart function monitored as suggested by your doctor.
  • Inform your doctor if you experience any abnormal movements, particularly of the face, lips, jaw and tongue, while taking this medicine.
descriptionBrief Description

Indication

Depression, Schizophrenia

Administration

Should be taken with food.

Adult Dose

Oral Schizophrenia Adult: Initially, 50-100 mg tid, gradually increased if necessary in increments of not more than 100 mg wkly. Usual daily dose: 200... View More

Child Dose

Oral Schizophrenia Child: 2-12 yr: Initially, 0.5 mg/kg daily in divided doses, increased gradually until optimum effect obtained. Max: 3 mg/kg daily.... View More

Renal Dose

Renal impairment: Lower initial doses and more gradual dosage increase.

Contraindication

Hypersensitivity to phenothiazines, comatose states, pre-exisitng CNS depression, severe CVS disorders, uncorrected hypokalaemia or any electrolyte imba... View More

Mode of Action

Thioridazine, a phenothiazine antipsychotic, exhibits strong beta-adrenergic blocking effects and depresses the release of hypothalamic and hypophyseal ... View More

Precaution

Patient w/ severe CV disease, narrow-angle glaucoma, Parkinson's disease, seizure disorder. Avoid abrupt withdrawal. Hepatic and renal impairment. Elder... View More

Side Effect

Tardive dyskinesia; leucopenia, neutropenia, agranulocytosis; drowsiness, pseudoparkinsonism and other extrapyramidal symptoms 60%; Dry mouth, blurred ... View More

Interaction

Potentiates adverse effects of anticholinergics. Concurrent use of TCAs leads to raised blood levels of both drugs. May antagonise effects of levodopa, ... View More

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The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not... View More