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|Systematic (IUPAC) name|
|CAS number|| (free base)|
|Mol. mass|| 318.86 g/mol (free base)|
355.33 g/mol (hydrochloride)
|Bioavailability||10–80% (Oral; large interindividual variation)|
|Metabolism||Liver, mostly CYP2D6-mediated|
|Half life||30 hours|
|Excretion||Urine (43–65% in 24 hrs)|
℞ Prescription only
|Routes||Oral (tablets and syrup available), rectal, IM, IV infusion|
Chlorpromazine is an antipsychotic drug. It is the oldest such drug. It was developed in 1950. It is typically used to treat Schizophrenia. It has also been used to treat bipolar disorder. It has been shown to help uncontrollable hiccups disappear. It is also used to help with nausea and vomiting.
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