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Thioridazine

Author: Dana Bartlett, BSN, MSN, MA, CSPI
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CE: 2.5 hours Pharmacology: 2.5 hours
Rated 4.8 out of 5.0 based on 81 reviews

Course Summary

Thioridazine is a first-generation, typical antipsychotic that is used for the treatment of patients who have schizophrenia. Thioridazine is a centrally acting dopamine receptor antagonist that also acts as an antagonist at histamine, noradrenaline, and serotonin receptors. In geriatric patients, there are adverse effects that are potentially more likely for geriatric patients, such as falls, orthostatic hypotension.

Course Format

Homestudy

Course Syllabus

I.              Introduction

II.           Pharmacological Profile

1.   Category

2.   Mechanism of Action

3.   Labeled Uses

4.   Dosing

5.   Available Forms

6.   Dosing Adjustment

a.   Geriatric Patients

b.   Hepatic Impairment

c.    Renal Impairment

7.   US Boxed Warning

8.   Contraindications

9.   Drug-Drug Interactions

10.                 Adverse Effects

11.                 Warnings and Precautions

12.                 Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

13.                 Drug-Drug Interactions

III.        Clinical Pearls: Thioridazine

IV.         Thioridazine Overdose

1.   Case Study: Thioridazine

2.   Discussion

V.            Summary

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