Riggins informed the prison psychiatrist that he had successfully been treated in the past with Mellaril
(thioridazine), an antipsychotic medication, so the doctor prescribed him the same medication.
The only record of note carried from the pre-2004, written medical records is Panetti's allergies to three psychiatric drugs used to treat schizophrenia: Mellaril
, Thorazine and Haldol.
He had been heavily tranquilized on one of the older antipsychotics, Thorazine or Mellaril
, but he appeared capable of basic functioning and holding a job.
5-10 mg Medium Potency Trifluoperazine Stelazine 1-10 mg Typical Perphenazine Trilafon 2-16 mg Thiothixene Navane 2-20 mg Loxapine Loxitane 5-50 mg Low Potency Molindone Moban 5-100 mg Typical Mesoridazine Serentil 10-100 mg Thioridazine Mellaril
10-200 mg Chlorpromazine Thorazine 10-200 mg Adapted from Wilens (1999) and Li, Pearrow, & Jimerson (2010).
Riggins began taking mellaril
prior to the trial, but requested it be stopped during trial because of its effect on his demeanor and his mental state.
not contend that he had a right to be tried without Mellaril
With these patients, drugs on Class 1, 2 and 4 should also be avoided) amiodarone, biaxin chloral hydrate, cocaine as local chloroquine, indapamide, lithium, anaesthetic, dexatrine, chlorpromazine serevent, ventolin, dobutamine, dopamine, cisaprid, zithromax ephedrine, epinephrine, clarithromycin, levophed, appetite disopyramide, suppressant phentermine, domperidone, haldol, dexatrim[R], acutrim[R], mellaril
, methadone, sibutramine, ritilin, procainamide, ventolin sotalol Class 1: Drugs that Class 4: Drugs that are weakly are accepted by associated with TdPand/or QT authorities to have prolongation but are unlikely to be a risk of prolonging a risk for TdP when used in usual QT interval and TdP recommended dosages and in patients without other risk factors *.
I did not recall any market withdrawal similar to that of Vioxx, although after many, many years the cardiac risks of Mellaril
became more evident.
Dumas was prescribed many of the first generation of anti-psychotics: Thorazine, Stelazine and Mellaril
For some 40 years before, medications like Thorazine, Haldol, and Mellaril
were given to patients with schizophrenia or psychosis to silence their voices and calm their agitation.
While in county jail before being sentenced, the doctor prescribed for me 100 milligrams of Elavil twice daily and the same dosage of Mellaril
three times daily.
Many would go so far as to say that Thorazine, Mellaril
, Haldol, and the rest simply mask the symptoms of mental illness, creating "artificial sanity" rather than providing a cure.