This medicine is classified as an antipsychotic medication and is used to treat patients that suffer from delusions, hallucinations, unorganized thought and hostility. This medicine may also be prescribed to treat severe behavioral problems in children. Top of page
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Take your next dose as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double doses. Top of page
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Possible Side Effects
Check with your doctor AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you experience diarrhea, vomiting, unsteadiness, difficulty walking, or unusual muscle weakness.
This medicine can cause the following side effects:
fine hand tremor
This medicine may increase blood sugar (hyperglycemia). Diabetic patients should be cautious of this and regularly check their blood sugar.
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On 8 Aug 2006
By John M. Grohol, Psy.D.
Registered: September 2009 Location: Southern California Posts: 619
Tue November 17, 2009
Recommended? No |
Total Spent: $30.00| Rating: 2
knocks you out temporarily
causes loss of memory, heavy sedation
heavy duty drug, caused me loss of memory
prime23 New Member
Registered: April 2007 Location: California Posts: 5
Fri August 24, 2007
Recommended? Yes |
Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 5
No worse than the other antipsychotics I took in the 1980s and 1990s
Unpleasant sexual side effects (priapism and retrograde ejaculation).
I took Haldol, Thorazine, Loxitane, Trilafon, Prolixin, and Mellaril (not all at once!) in the 1970s and 1980s. Mellaril was the only one that did not cause akathisia or impotence, although the sexual side effects weren't much more fun. For my money, Mellaril's no worse than the other first-generation antipsychotics.
Pshack777 New Member
Registered: November 2006 Location: Missouri Posts: 1
Fri November 17, 2006
Recommended? Yes |
Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 2
side effects are too much
took mellaryl as a teen, didn't know what it was or what it was for but trusted my doctor. I experienced blurred vision, constipation, dry mouth constantly, and felt that drug was too strong. I just would not reccomend this drug at all.