Treats schizophrenia or psychosis.
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Prolixin Decanoate (fluphenazine decanoate) is long-acting medicine for stabilizing your mood that must be given by a trained healthcare professional.
- Can be given less frequently than the oral, short-acting version.
- Available in generic.
- 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.
Prolixin Decanoate (fluphenazine decanoate) 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 Decanoate (fluphenazine decanoate) for SchizophreniaSkip what to expect section. Skip to Risks & Warnings section.
Side effect rates for Prolixin Decanoate (fluphenazine decanoate)
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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 Decanoate (fluphenazine decanoate). 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 Decanoate (fluphenazine decanoate)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.