Schizophrenia, mania, hypomania

Active Ingredient: Chlorpromazine

Indication for Chlorpromazine

Population group: only elderly (65 years old or older)

Schizophrenia and other psychoses (especially paranoid) mania and hypomania.

For this indication, competent medicine agencies globally authorize below treatments:

25-75 mg in 1-3 divided doses

Route of admnistration


Defined daily dose

25 - 75 mg

Dosage regimen

From 8.333 To 25 mg 3 time(s) per day every day

Detailed description

Doses in the lower range for adults should be sufficient to control symptoms i.e. 25 mg 8 hourly.

Dosage considerations

Deep intramuscular injection.

25-150 mg in 1-3 divided doses

Route of admnistration


Defined daily dose

25 - 150 mg

Dosage regimen

From 8.333 To 50 mg 3 time(s) per day every day

Detailed description

Start with 1/3-½ usual adult dose with a more gradual increase in dosage.

Initially 25 mg t.d.s. or 75 mg at bedtime increasing by daily amounts of 25 mg to an effective maintenance dose. This is usually in the range 75 to 150 mg daily but some patients may require up to 0.5 g daily.

Active ingredient


Chlorpromazine is a phenothiazine neuroleptic. Chlorpromazine has depressant actions on the Central Nervous System, with alpha-adrenergic blocking and anticholinergic activities. It has anti-emetic, anti-puritic, serotonin-blocking and weak anti-histamine properties and slight ganglion blocking activity.

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