Compare fluphenazine vs. fluphenazine decanoate

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

Treats schizophrenia and psychosis.

Prolixin (fluphenazine) can stabilize your mood. It is used to find the right dose for you before moving to a long-acting injection.

Treats schizophrenia or psychosis.

Prolixin Decanoate (fluphenazine decanoate) is long-acting medicine for stabilizing your mood that must be given by a trained healthcare professional.

Upsides
  • Good at stabilizing your mood.
  • Available in several oral and injectable forms, including a long-acting injection that is taken less frequently.
  • Can be given less frequently than the oral, short-acting version.
  • Available in generic.
Downsides
  • Can make you sensitive to the sun.
  • Can affect how your body regulates your temperature.
  • Can make it difficult for you to control your movements if you've been on Prolixin (fluphenazine) for a while.
  • Can make you sensitive to the sun.
  • Can affect how your body regulates your temperature.
  • Can only be used if you're already stable on the short-acting version of this medicine.
Used for
Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Liquid
  • Injection
  • Injection
Price
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Side effects
The Prolixin (fluphenazine) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Prolixin Decanoate (fluphenazine decanoate) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and risk factors
  • Increased risk of death
    • People over 65 with dementia and psychosis
  • Difficulty controlling movements
  • Neuroleptic malignant syndrome
    • Taking antipsychotic medications
  • Low white blood cell count
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  • Increased risk of death
    • People over 65 with dementia and psychosis
  • Difficulty controlling movements
  • Neuroleptic malignant syndrome
    • Taking antipsychotic medications
  • Low white blood cell count
See more detailed risks and warnings