About Thioril 10 Tablet
THIORIL 10MG TABLET belongs to a group of medications called ‘antipsychotics.’ It is used to treat schizophrenia or psychosis and bipolar disorder (manic depression). Schizophrenia is characterized by hallucinations symptoms (seeing or hearing things that are not real) and delusions (wrong beliefs). Manic episodes of excitement or depression characterize bipolar disorder. THIORIL 10MG TABLET prevents the occurrence of these symptoms.
THIORIL 10MG TABLET contains ‘Thioridazine,’ which is an antipsychotic drug. It acts by blocking dopamine, a neurotransmitter present in the brain responsible for developing schizophrenia and bipolar disorder symptoms. THIORIL 10MG TABLET rebalances dopamine to improve thinking, mood and behavior. It also blocks the other natural substances receptors in the brain, such as histamine and muscarinic, thereby preventing nausea and vomiting.
Take THIORIL 10MG TABLET as prescribed by your doctor. You are advised to take THIORIL 10MG TABLET as long as your doctor has prescribed it for you, depending on your medical condition. In some cases, you may experience certain common side effects such as sleepiness, orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing), dry mouth, abnormality of voluntary movements, weight gain, urinary retention, constipation, muscle stiffness, tremor. Most of these side effects of THIORIL 10MG TABLET do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if these side effects persist longer, please consult your doctor.
Do not take THIORIL 10MG TABLET if you are allergic to Thioridazine or any other ingredients present in it. Before taking THIORIL 10MG TABLET, talk to your doctor if you or your family have a history of blood clots, stroke or heart diseases and if you are above 65 years and have a history of dementia (memory loss). THIORIL 10MG TABLET is not recommended during pregnancy as it may affect the unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding before taking THIORIL 10MG TABLET. It is not recommended for use in children under 1 year of age. THIORIL 10MG TABLET contains lactose, so it should not be given to people who are intolerant to some sugars. Please do not stop taking THIORIL 10MG TABLET without your doctor’s advice as it may lead to withdrawal symptoms.
Uses of Thioril 10 Tablet
Schizophrenia (mental illness), Bipolar disorder (manic depression).
THIORIL 10MG TABLET works by helping to restore the balance of certain natural substances in the brain. The key action of THIORIL 10MG TABLET is to block the dopamine receptors (D2) in the brain and correct dopamine’s overactivity. Altogether, THIORIL 10MG TABLET may help decrease hallucinations and help you think more clearly and positively about yourself, feel less agitated and take a more active part in everyday life. On the other hand, it also blocks histamine H1 and muscarinic M1 receptors in the vomiting center, thereby preventing nausea and vomiting.
Directions for Use
Side Effects of Thioril 10 Tablet
- Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)
- Dryness in mouth
- Urinary retention
- Weight gain
- Muscle stiffness
In-Depth Precautions and Warning
Do not take THIORIL 10MG TABLET if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to THIORIL 10MG TABLET or any ingredients present in it. Please consult your doctor before taking THIORIL 10MG TABLET if you are pregnant or planning to conceive and breastfeeding. Elderly patients (above 65 years) with dementia-related psychosis (memory loss) treated with antipsychotic drugs are at increased the risk of death. THIORIL 10MG TABLET injection is not recommended for the treatment of patients with dementia-related psychosis. Do not abruptly stop taking the medication as it may cause withdrawal symptoms, especially suicidal thoughts in young adults. If you are an asthmatic patient, please inform your doctor before taking a THIORIL 10MG TABLET injection as it may cause life-threatening allergic-type reactions, including anaphylactic symptoms. Before taking THIORIL 10MG TABLET, talk to your doctor if you have a history of blood clots, alcohol or drug abuse, fits (seizures), Parkinson’s disease, hypothyroidism (reduced activity of the thyroid gland), stroke or heart diseases and glaucoma (increased pressure in the eye).
Drug-drug interactions: THIORIL 10MG TABLET may interact with some medications, including antidepressants (citalopram, escitalopram, bupropion), medicines for Parkinson’s disease (levodopa), antiepileptic ( carbamazepine, phenobarbital), medicines control heartbeat ( amiodarone, disopyramide, quinidine), medicines used to calm emotion and mental disorder (olanzapine, prochlorperazine) antihypertensive (clonidine, guanethidine, propranolol), antibiotic (moxifloxacin) and medication used to treat mental illness (lithium).
Drug-food interactions: THIORIL 10MG TABLET may interact with grapefruit and alcohol and increase the risk of side-effects.
Drug-disease interactions: THIORIL 10MG TABLET should be used with caution in patients with heart problems such as QT prolongation (heart rhythm problem), acute alcohol abuse, central nervous system (CNS) depression, hypokalemia (low levels of potassium in your blood), enlarged prostate gland, dementia, stroke, seizures, respiratory problems, Parkinson’s disease, diabetes and liver or kidney problems.