Chlorpromazine is an anti-psychotic medication in a group of drugs called phenothiazines (FEEN-oh-THYE-a-zeens). It works by changing the actions of chemicals in your brain. Chlorpromazine is used to treat psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia or manic-depression, and severe behavioral problems in children. It is also used to treat nausea and vomiting, anxiety before surgery, chronic hiccups, acute intermittent porphyria, and symptoms of tetanus. Chlorpromazine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Chlorpromazine falls under the class of antipsychotic drugs. It also falls into a group of drugs referred to as phenothiazines and is normally prescribed for various conditions. The drug is administered for the treatment of mood or mental disorders, restlessness before a patient goes to surgery, anxiety, and manic-depressive disorder. However, Chlorpromazine has not been approved for the treatment of mental problems that result from dementia.