Acute schizophrenia, chronic schizophrenia, manic excitement.
Initially 1-2mg once daily.Maint. 2-6mg daily.
History of Cardiac arrhythmias. Prolonged Q-T interval.
Expectant mothers, hepatic & renal impairment. Monitor E.C.G. prior to & during treatment. Epilepsy, Parkinson syndrome. Endogenous depression. Donot interact with cardioactive or neuroleptic agents. Electrolyte imbalance. Paediatrics: Not recommended below 12 years. Pregnancy: Safety not established. Lactation: Use with caution. Elderly: The dose to be reduced.
Extrapyramidal reactions, nervousness, irritability, insomnia, drowsiness, weakness, dizziness.
Potentiates CNS depressants like anaesthetics, alcohol, barbiturates, anti-histaminics and benzodiazepines. Propranolol and cimetidine decrease hepatic metabolism and increases efficacy and toxicity.