Chlorpromazine Withdrawal

Chlorpromazine Withdrawal

Having a run in with chlorpromazine withdrawal symptoms can yield many challenges, as this medication is among the hardest antipsychotics to discontinue. 


Alternative to Meds Center medication rehab provides comforting and effective chlorpromazine withdrawal help which allows this process to be simplified and substantially reduces withdrawal side effects. We are positive that there are other, more logical answers than taking psych drugs for the rest of your lifetime. Is it time for you, or someone you love to start living life to the fullest, and you know this has to be possible?

Chlorpromazine, also known as Thorazine, is an anti-psychotic prescription medication used in the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Although this medication is not said to be addicting and chlorpromazine abuse is not likely, the brain may need time to adjust when you stopping chlorpromazine. Following abrupt withdrawal of this medication, symptoms resembling those of physical dependence such as flu-like symptoms, nausea and vomiting, dizziness and tremors appear. You simply can’t do a cold turkey approach with Thorazine because you can experience severe Thorazine withdrawal symptoms, particularly if you’ve been taking it for a long time or take a high dosage. If you want to successfully relieve chlorpromazine withdrawal side effects, you must wean yourself off very gradually. Tapering too quickly or stopping chlorpromazine abruptly will likely cause individuals to experience severe problems.

This isn’t like stopping Tylenol; chlorpromazine, like other anti psychotics, make neurochemical changes throughout your body. As a result, if you chlorpromazine tapering is abrupt, your body can experience severe chaos. You will likely have both physical and emotional withdrawal reactions. Of course, slow tapering doesn’t guarantee that everything will be problem free. But it sure beats the odds of quitting cold turkey or tapering too quickly with chlorpromazine. Physical dependence is normal and a universal result from sustained consumption of Thorazine. After a certain amount of time every user of this medication will likely experience withdrawal symptoms if intake is abruptly ended or markedly diminished.

Here’s a rundown of chlorpromazine antipsychotic withdrawal symptoms that are likely to occur if you stop taking this med without having chlorpromazine withdrawal help: dizziness, stomach pain, nausea and vomiting, trembling of the hands and fingers, insomnia, lip smacking, puffing of cheeks, fine or rapid, worm-like movement of the tongue; uncontrollable chewing movement; uncontrollable movements of legs or arms.

The tremors associated with chlorpromazine withdrawal effects can be ferocious. A tremor primarily affects the hands and feet but it can also involve your whole body. It can resemble the tremors of Parkinson’s disease or it can consist of the whole upper torso jerking back and forth. The insomnia and sleeping problems associated with chlorpromazine side effects of withdrawal are not simply a matter of lying in bed, unable to sleep. It is as if the body has forgotten how to sleep and instead remains on full alert during the night. Don’t be surprised if you are pacing your darkened house endlessly if you try to attempt Thorazine withdrawal at home. Flu like withdrawal symptoms occur, this can range from distaste for food, to fear of food, to vomiting and dry heaves, a general malaise. Muscle cramping and tension are everywhere and it is painful. A person might manifest any sort of emotion, from sobbing with self-pity to raging to hysteria. These behaviors may be frightening to you or others. Movement in general may be slow and clumsy. During this withdrawal, you may be baffled as to which symptoms are being caused by the reduction in dose and which ones are attributed to your schizophrenia.

If you have been prescribed Thorazine by your doctor, you were cautioned to take it exactly as directed and never in larger or more frequent doses. You were also cautioned against stopping it altogether without speaking to a health care provider first. If you wish to stop taking this drug, a slow and gradual process undergone with medical care can greatly reduce chlorpromazine side effects of withdrawal. We invite you to call us and talk, and receive a better idea of the type of chlorpromazine withdrawal help available.


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