Medically prescribed for – Mellaril is an antipsychotic drug prescribed for the treatment of schizophrenia.
Adverse reactions experienced – The most common side effect patients taking Mellaril experienced include dizziness, sleepiness, constipation, dry mouth, and low blood pressure. Mellaril has been linked to an increased risk of fatal cardiac problems including arrhythmias.
Status of drug – The Federal Drug Administration has recognized the link between these adverse reactions and the drug. The FDA and the manufacturer have issued warnings that this drug is only to be used as a last resort due to its known cardiac risks.
See your doctor if you or a loved one has experienced serious health problems after taking Mellaril. You also may wish to contact an experienced products liability attorney who can help you protect your legal rights and get compensation for your injuries.