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Promazine (marketed as Sparine) is a medication that belongs to the phenothiazine class of antipsychotics. An older medication used to treat schizophrenia, its use has largely been replaced by newer agents such as olanzapine and quetiapine.
Additional recommended knowledge
It has predominantly
anticholinergic side effects, though extrapyramidal side effects are not uncommon either.
Psycholeptics: antipsychotics ( N05A) Phenothiazine typical antipsychotics Chlorpromazine • Fluphenazine • Mesoridazine • Perphenazine • Prochlorperazine • Promazine • Thioridazine/ Sulforidazine • Trifluoperazine Other typical antipsychotics Indoles ( Molindone) • Butyrophenones ( Azaperone, Benperidol, Droperidol, Haloperidol, Trifluperidol) • Thioxanthenes ( Flupentixol, Chlorprothixene, Thiothixene, Zuclopenthixol) • diphenylbutylpiperidines ( Fluspirilene, Penfluridol, Pimozide) • other ( Loxapine) Atypical antipsychotics Butyrophenones ( Melperone) • Indoles ( Sertindole, Ziprasidone) • Benzamides ( Sulpiride, Remoxipride, Amisulpride) • diazepines/oxazepines/thiazepines ( Clozapine, Olanzapine, Quetiapine) • other ( Aripiprazole, Risperidone, Paliperidone, Asenapine, Iloperidone, Zotepine)
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