He spent time on the Whittington Hospital psychiatric ward and was prescribed the antipsychotic drug largactil
After the anesthesia induction, 100 mg/kg ketamine (Ketalar, Parke-Davis, Eczacibasi-Istanbul), 1 mg/kg intraperitoneally (ip), chlorpromazine (Largactil
, Eczacibasi-Istanbul) 1 mg/kg ip were applied as maintenance anesthesia.
Emma claims she was drugged with a sedative, believed to be the antipsychotic medication Largactil
The patients are on first-generation antipsychotic treatments known as typical neuroleptic, at least on one generic with prolonged action (haloperidol (Haldol), fluphenazine (Modecate), or chlorpromazine (Largactil
)) comedicated with atypical antipsychotics or antidepressants or anxiolytics or combined.
It is not unusual for a drug to have a use different to the one for which it was originally devised; chlorpromazine, or Largactil
, for example, was originally a premedicating agent for anaesthesia.
Debunking Antipsychiatry: Laing, Law and Largactil
. Existential Analysis, 19(2): 316-344.
Drugs such as Thorazine (Largactil
) promised effective management of mental illness, but were in reality often just a straitjacket in pill form.
A este sigue la clorpromazina (Largactil
) en 16 casos a partir de 1957; desarrollada en los anos cincuenta en Estados Unidos, constituye el inicio de la farmacologia psiquiatrica para el tratamiento de la psicosis y la esquizofrenia.