GENERIC OR

BRAND NAME

CLASSIFICATION MECHANISM INDICATION THERAPUTI
OF ACTION
C EFFECTS

Chlorpromazin
e

Antipsychotic

A piperidone
phenothiazin
e that may
block post
synaptic
dopamine
receptors in
the brain.

Psychotic
Disorders

Exerts
antipsychotic
effects to the
client

CONTRINDICATION SIDE AND
ADVERSE
EFFECTS
Hypersensitivity to
CNS:
drug and those with severe extra
Parkinsonism, coma pyramidal
or CNS depression
reactions,
dyskinesia,
dizziness,
drowsiness
CV:
tachycardia
GI: nausea
constipation
, dry mouth

NURSING
RESPONSIBILITIES
-Monitor blood
pressure regularly.
- Watch for
orthostatic
hypotension
-Monitor for tardice
dyskinesia
-Watch for signs and
symptoms of
neurolyptic
malignant syndrome
-Advise client not to
chew extended
release capsule
before swallowing

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