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Thioridazine

Also known as Mellaril-S

Thioridazine (Mellaril, Novoridazine, Thioril) is a piperidine typical antipsychotic drug belonging to the phenothiazine drug group and was previously widely used in the treatment of schizophrenia and psychosis. Due to concerns about cardiotoxicity and retinopathy at high doses this drug is not commonly prescribed, reserved for patients who have failed to respond to, or have contraindications for, more widely used antipsychotics. A serious side effect is the potentially fatal neuroleptic malignant syndrome. It exerts its actions through a central adrenergic-blocking, a dopamine-blocking, and minor anticholinergic activity.

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Estimated Total Cost: $18.4 for an average of 28 days supply

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed thioridazine to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, developmental disability, and rabies.

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