What is Thioridazine?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Mellaril


Thioridazine is a typical antipsychotic agent used for the management of schizophrenic patients who fail to respond adequately to treatment with other antipsychotic drugs. It may also be used for behavior problems and severe psychosis in children; behavior symptoms/agitation related to dementia.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 5
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Thioridazine

Side effect Patients
Drugged feeling 1
Feel detached from all or part of my body 1

Why patients stopped taking Thioridazine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 4
Did not seem to work 2
Course of treatment ended 1
Doctor's advice 1
See all 7 patients who've stopped taking Thioridazine


Stopped taking Thioridazine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
6 months - 1 year 3
2 - 5 years 2
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 2
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 5
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 3
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 1

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Thioridazine after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Chlorpromazine (Thorazine) 1
Thiothixene (Navane) 1
Trifluoperazine (Stelazine) 1

Patients stopped taking Thioridazine and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Fluphenazine (Prolixin) 2
Trifluoperazine (Stelazine) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Thioridazine.