Definition of Largactil in English:



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  • another term for chlorpromazine
    • ‘Yes, Chlorpromazine… Largactil but that kind of medication really is not appropriate for autism.’
    • ‘Later, I realized that it was the side effects of the Largactil.’
    • ‘However, Healy also notes that chlorpromazine was initially named Largactil precisely because it covered a large range of nervous conditions.’
    • ‘I remember my mother grinding up tablets of Largactil (the major tranquilliser chlorpromazine) to put in his tea in the hope of dampening his florid auditory hallucinations.’
    • ‘A nurse, Mark Huxstep, described how another nurse ignored warnings and injected a detainee with twice the maximum adult dosage of Largactil, an anti-psychotic drug.’
    • ‘One of the two nurses on duty rang a local doctor who prescribed 100 mg of Largactil, a powerful antipsychotic.’


1950s: of unknown origin.