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Fluphenazine

Fluphenazine Information

Fluphenazine Benefits & Uses

Fluphenazine is used to treat the following -

Fluphenazine Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Fluphenazine

Fluphenazine

Fluphenazine Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Fluphenazine is used -

  1. Blurred vision
  2. Dizziness Mild
  3. Jaundice Moderate
  4. Constipation Moderate
  5. Dystonia Moderate
  6. Akathisia
  7. Headache Mild
  8. Drowsiness
  9. Dry Mouth Mild
  10. Weight gain

Fluphenazine Related Warnings

Is the use of Fluphenazine safe for pregnant women?

Fluphenazine can have harmful effects in pregnant women. If you experience any discomfort after using Fluphenazine, then discontinue the use and take your doctor's advice.

Moderate

Is the use of Fluphenazine safe during breastfeeding?

Women who are breastfeeding, may experience serious side effects after taking Fluphenazine. So it is adviced to consult the doctor before using it.

Severe

What is the effect of Fluphenazine on the Kidneys?

There is no research available on the side effects of Fluphenazine on kidney. Therefore, its impact is unknown.

Unknown

What is the effect of Fluphenazine on the Liver?

Fluphenazine may have mild side effects on the liver. Most people will never see any effect on the liver.

Mild

What is the effect of Fluphenazine on the Heart?

Fluphenazine is rarely harmful for the heart.

Mild

Severe Interaction of Fluphenazine with Other Drugs

Fluphenazine should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Fluphenazine Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Fluphenazine unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Depression
  2. Tardive Dyskinesia
  3. Bradycardia (Slow Heart Rate)
  4. Reye's syndrome
  5. Diabetes
  6. Heart Disease
  7. Liver Disease
  8. Kidney Disease

Frequently asked Questions about Fluphenazine

Is this Fluphenazine habit forming or addictive?

Forming a habit of Fluphenazine has not been reported.

No

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

You may feel sleepy or tired after taking Fluphenazine. So it is best to avoid driving.

Dangerous

Is it safe?

Fluphenazine is safe but it is important to consult a doctor before taking it.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

Yes, Fluphenazine is useful in treating mental disorders.

Yes

Fluphenazine Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Fluphenazine

Taking Fluphenazine with food is safe.

Safe

Interaction between Alcohol and Fluphenazine

Consumption of alcohol and Fluphenazine together may have severe effects on your health.

Severe
This medicine data has been created by -
Dr. Md Saadullah
M.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience
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Dr. Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
2 Years of Experience
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References

  1. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Fluphenazine decanoate
  2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 439,440