Prolixin

(fluphenazine)

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Treats schizophrenia and psychosis.

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

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Quick facts about fluphenazine
  • Drug class: Neuro/psych
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (fluphenazine)

Upsides

  • Good at stabilizing your mood.
  • Available in several oral and injectable forms, including a long-acting injection that is taken less frequently.
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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.
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How it works

Prolixin (fluphenazine) is a derivative of phenothiazine. It regulates dopamine levels in your brain to control psychotic episodes or schizophrenia.

Quick facts about fluphenazine
  • Drug class: Neuro/psych
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (fluphenazine)

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Dosage forms

  • Pill
  • Liquid
  • Injection
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What to expect when you take Prolixin (fluphenazine) for Schizophrenia

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  • Possible side effects
  • Difficulty controlling movement
  • Muscle spasms
  • Liver damage
  • Increased risk of infections
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Side effect rates for Prolixin (fluphenazine)

Risks and Warnings 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.

Means that some groups have a high risk of experiencing this side effect

Pharmacist Q&A

Prolixin (fluphenazine) questions for

Frequently Asked Questions

This medication treats psychotic disorders.

Who is this drug for?

This medication treats psychotic disorders.

Common concerns from people taking Prolixin (fluphenazine)

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Pregnancy

The FDA hasn’t classified this medicine’s effects on unborn babies. Talk with your doctor about this medicine if you’re pregnant or planning on it.

Tip: Always talk with your doctor before you take any medication while pregnant.
FDA pregnancy category for fluphenazine
NUnknown
Alcohol
  • Don't combine with alcohol or narcotics since it can stop your breathing.
Sleep
  • Can make you very sleepy or dizzy. Don't drive or do anything that requires concentration until you know how it affects you.