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Largactil 10mg Tablets

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Largactil 10 MG Description

Largactil treats schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders like paranoia (abnormal and false beliefs). It is also used in the symptomatic treatment of mania and hypomania (abnormal energised behavio...
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ContainsChlorpromazine(10.0 Mg)
UsesShort term management of schizophrenia, paranoia, mania, hypomania (mental illness), to control nausea and vomiting, treatment of longstanding hiccups, to reduce the body temperature, to treat childhood schizophrenia and autism (speech, nonverbal communication and learning difficulties).
Side effectsUncontrolled movements (tongue, mouth, jaw, arms and legs), restlessness, seizure, dizziness, lightheadedness, sleepiness, loss of menstrual periods.
ClassificationANTI-PSYCHOTICS
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Uses of Largactil 10 MG

  • Treatment of schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders like paranoia, mania and hypomania.
  • Short-term treatment of anxiety, dangerous or violent behaviour, and agitation adjuncts.
  • To control nausea and vomiting (where other medications have not succeeded)
  • Treatment of hiccups lasting for a month or longer
  • To reduce the body temperature
  • To treat childhood schizophrenia and autism (speech, nonverbal communication and learning difficulties).

Contraindications of Largactil 10 MG

  • If you are allergic to chlorpromazine, phenothiazines or any other ingredient in the medicine.

Side effects of Largactil 10 MG

  • Restlessness
  • Dizziness
  • Lightheadedness
  • Mouth dryness
  • Sleepiness
  • Weight gain

Precautions and Warnings of Largactil 10 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Largactil during pregnancy?
A:
Largactil is not recommended during pregnancy as it can cause unfavourable effects to the newborn. Consult with your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant prior to treatment as Largactil may make it difficult for you to get pregnant as it reduces fertility (ability to get pregnant).

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Largactil while breastfeeding?
A:
It is not recommended to breastfeed when undergoing treatment with Largactil as small amounts of the medication may pass into the breast milk. Consult your doctor prior to breastfeeding.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have taken Largactil?
A:
Largactil may cause sleepiness, dizziness, light-headedness, decreased attentiveness or alertness in some people, especially elderly individuals. Do not drive if you are having such symptoms.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Largactil?
A:
Do not consume alcohol while taking Largactil. Alcohol can potentially increase the effects of Largactil and result in significant breathing difficulties.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You or a family member has a history of blood clots.
  • You have had a stroke.
  • You have seizures.
  • You have Parkinson’s disease.
  • You have any liver or kidney problems.
  • You have any thyroid problems (hypothyroidism).
  • You have a heart condition like heart failure.
  • You have a muscular condition with breathing difficulty and extreme weakness (myasthenia gravis).

Mode of Action of Largactil 10 MG

How Does It Work?

The active ingredient chlorpromazine decreases the activity of the Central Nervous System. It inhibits a specific chemical messenger (Dopamine) and therefore stimulates the release of Prolactin (hormo...
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Directions for Use of Largactil 10 MG

  • Take Largactil as directed by your doctor.
  • Take the dose as directed.
  • Do not increase or decrease the dose or stop taking the medication without discussing it with your doctor.
  • Swallow the tablet with water.

Interactions of Largactil 10 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Cancer treatment medications ( cabergoline) has an anti-dopamine effect and cancel out the effect.
  • Antiparkinsonism medications (amantadine and bromocriptine) should not be used as they work against each other.
  • Antidepressants (treat depression) such as imipramine or central nervous system stimulants, such as amphetamines can cause side effects such as urinary retention and breathing difficulty.
  • Antacids or medication that treat indigestion and heartburn, such as magnesium, aluminium and calcium salts, oxides and hydroxides, when taken along with Largactil, can decrease absorption of Largacti...
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  • Cardiac medicines used to regulate heart rates such as amiodarone, disopyramide or quinidine, when used with Largactil, can increase the risk of further rhythm abnormalities.
  • Medicines to control high blood pressure, such as ACE inhibitors (such as benazepril captopril) and calcium channel blockers (such as amlodipine and diltiazem), can cause increased effect of the medic...
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  • Anticonvulsants used to treat seizures such as carbamazepine, or phenobarbital can cause severe breathing difficulty.

Interactions with food items

  • Continue your regular diet unless specified.

Storage and disposal of Largactil 10 MG

Store the medication in a tightly closed box at room temperature in a dry place. Keep away from light. The medication should be stored out of reach and sight of children. Largactil should not be used ...
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Dosage of Largactil 10 MG

Overdose

In case of an accidental overdose, get in touch with your doctor immediately or go to the nearest hospital. Carry the leftover tablets or boxes with you to ensure correct medicine identification. Over...
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Missed a Dose

In case you have missed a dose, let it be and simply resume with your regular dosing schedule. Avoid making up for the missed dose by taking a double dose.

Content Details

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Vijay Y

MBBS, MD in Clinical Pharmacology

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Can Largactil treat ailing or weak elderly patients?

A: Largactil can be used to treat weak and ailing elderly patients with close dose monitoring and by starting them on a low dose (1/3-1/2 usual adult dose) with a slow increase in dose.

Q: Can Largactil be used in children?

A: Largactil can be used to treat children with dose adjustment based on age (for 6-12 years) and based on body weight (for 1-5 years). It is not recommended for use in children below the age of 1 unless specified by the physician for a critical condition.

Q: Can I get withdrawal symptoms, and if yes, how to prevent them?

A: Yes, you can get withdrawal symptoms after discontinuing the treatment. To prevent this, a gradual decrease of the medication is recommended. You should not stop taking the medication without your doctor’s advice.
Product Details
Brand
LARGACTIL
Country of Origin
India
Expires on or After
28/09/2022
Last Updated on: 01 Mar 2022 | 09:01 PM (IST)

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