Treats schizophrenia and psychosis.
Our bottom line
Prolixin (fluphenazine) can stabilize your mood. It is used to find the right dose for you before moving to a long-acting injection.
- Good at stabilizing your mood.
- Available in several oral and injectable forms, including a long-acting injection that is taken less frequently.
- 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.
Prolixin (fluphenazine) is a derivative of phenothiazine. It regulates dopamine levels in your brain to control psychotic episodes or schizophrenia.
What to expect when you take Prolixin (fluphenazine) for SchizophreniaSkip what to expect section. Skip to Risks & Warnings section.
Side effect rates for Prolixin (fluphenazine)
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- Higher risk if:
- › People over 65 with dementia and psychosis
Older people with dementia and psychosis have a higher risk of death if they take antipsychotic medicines like Prolixin (fluphenazine). They shouldn't be given this medicine.
This is a black box warning. The FDA requires this warning when there is a significant risk of serious or life-threatening effects that anyone taking the drug should consider.
Common concerns from people taking Prolixin (fluphenazine)Final section. Do you want to return to drug navigation?
- Don't combine with alcohol or narcotics since it can stop your breathing.
- Can make you very sleepy or dizzy. Don't drive or do anything that requires concentration until you know how it affects you.