Elderly patients who are administered chlorpromazine are at an increased risk of?


1 ❏ urinary retention
2 ❏ tardive dyskinesia
3 ❏ constipation

A ❏ if 1, 2 and 3 are correct
B ❏ if 1 and 2 only are correct
C ❏ if 2 and 3 only are correct
D ❏ if 1 only is correct
E ❏ if 3 only is correct


  1. A is the answer and winners are Eze Hyginus and Uche.
    Chlorpromazine is an aliphatic phenothiazine that is associated with
    pronounced sedative and moderate antimuscarinic effects (such as urinary
    retention and constipation) and extrapyramidal effects (such as tardive dys￾kinesia). Older patients may be more prone to develop these side-effects
    because of prostatic hyperplasia (in males), erratic diet, reduced mobility and
    parkinsonism, and other drugs that precipitate extrapyramidal effects. Older
    patients are also more susceptible to hypotension.


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