Thioridazine/Mellaril



for psychosis, short term depression, agitation; used for diabetes insipidus; pyschotic manifestations: usual starting dose:50-100mg PO tid, then 200-800mg/24 hr PO 
Treatment of depression anxiety: usual starting dose:25mg PO tid; phenothiazine;
Contraindications: Severe CNS depression, hypertensive or hypotensive heart disease, or hypersensitivity to phenothiazines; 
Note side effects: Extrapyradimal: +; Sedative: +++; Hypotensive Effects: ++; Anticholinergic: +++



Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 2:31 pm