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Mesoridazine overdose, side effects and uses


Brand Name: Serentil

Uses of Mesoridazine:

Mesoridazine is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia and reduce restlessness, anxiety, and tension. It can also reduce hyperactivity and uncooperativeness.

How to Take Mesoridazine

Take this medicine as directed. It can be taken with or without food. Do not stop taking this medicine abruptly without consulting with your doctor.

Side Effects of Mesoridazine:

Medicines and their possible side effects can affect individual people in different ways. The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with this medicine. Because a side effect is stated here, it does not mean that all people using this medicine will experience that or any side effect.

  • drowsiness
  • dry mouth
  • upset stomach
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • constipation
  • restlessness
  • headache
  • weight gain

Warnings and precautions for Mesoridazine

Before taking Mesoridazine,

  • Severe CNS depression, comatose states, blood dyscrasias, bone marrow depression, liver damage, hypersensitivity to mesoridazine; cross sensitivity to other phenothiazines may occur. Hypertension or hypotensive heart disease of extreme degree.

  • Attention should be paid to the fact that phenothiazines are capable of potentiating CNS depressants (e.g. anesthetics, analgesics, hypnotics, antihistamines, opiates, alcohol, etc.) as well as atropine and phosphorus insecticides. They may also potentiate quinidine's inhibitory effect on cardiac contractility.

  • Safe use of mesoridazine in human pregnancy has not been established. Therefore, it should not be administered to women of childbearing potential, particularly during the first trimester of pregnancy, unless the expected benefit to the patient outweighs the potential risk to the fetus. Mesoridazine may appear in human breast milk.
  • tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications you are taking, especially antacids, antihistamines, appetite reducers (amphetamines), benztropine (Cogentin), bromocriptine (Parlodel), carbamazepine (Tegretol), dicyclomine (Bentyl), fluoxetine (Prozac), guanethidine (Ismelin), lithium, medications for colds, medications for depression, meperidine (Demerol), methyldopa (Aldomet), phenytoin (Dilantin), propranolol (Inderal), quinidine, sedatives, trihexyphenidyl (Artane), valproic acid (Depakane), and vitamins.

What to do if you take Overdose of Mesoridazine?

Seek medical attention immediately. For non emergencies, contact your local or regional poison control center.

What to do if you take Missed Dose of Mesoridazine?

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 take a double dose to make up for a missed one.

How to Store Mesoridazine:

Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of the reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom). Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed. Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your medication.

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