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Brand name: Largactil Syrup

Largactil Syrup is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) chlorpromazine. On this page you will find out more about Largactil Syrup, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: chlorpromazine

Over 65 years of age?

If you are over 65 years of age, there may be specific risks and recommendations for use of this medicine. Please discuss your individual circumstances with your pharmacist, doctor or health professional. For more information read our page on medication safety for older people.

Information for medicine and pack size:
Largactil Syrup 5 mg/mL oral liquid solution, 100 mL

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.

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What this medicine is for

1. Treatment of acute functional psychosis (eg schizophrenia, mania or psychotic depression). 2. Long-term treatment of schizophrenia. 3. Short-term treatment of agitation and/or behavioural distrubance in patients with delirium or dementia. 4. Short-term treatment of agitation and severe depression. 5. Severe behavioural disturbances, as can be found in some children with mental retardation or autism, including the treatment of self-injurious and aggressive behaviour or overactivity. Use of chlorpromazine should be in conjunction with an appropriate non-pharmacological management program and long-term use should only be carried out under the supervision of a physician experienced in the management of psychotic disorders in children. 5. In the management of terminal illness to enhance the effect of analgesics and to control nausea and vomiting. 6. Control of intractable hiccough.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance A clear bright golden brown syrupy liquid
Dosage Form Oral Liquid
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
100ml bottle: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
500ml bottle: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Bottle
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Protect from Light
Life time 3 Years
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 March 2018

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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Is this medication banned in sport?

Check if you can use your medicine whilst playing sport. Search the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) database that provides information about the prohibited status of specific medications and/or the active ingredient based on the current World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List.

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