Prolixinand/or alternativesChemical Ingredient: Fluphenazine Hydrochloride
What is a generic medication?
Generic medications are significantly discounted copies of brand name medication that have the same active ingredients, intended use, dosage, side effects, effects, and route of administration as the original brand name medication. In other words, generic medications have the same pharmacological effects as their brand-name counterparts. Over half of all prescribed medications are for generic medications.
No brand name is available for Prolixin 5mg.
No brand name is available for Prolixin 5mg.
- Manufactured by AA Pharma
- Product of Canada • Shipped from Canada
- Prescription Required
No brand name is available for Prolixin 10mg.
No brand name is available for Prolixin 10mg.
- Manufactured by A US FDA approved Generic Manufacturer
- Product of United States • Shipped from United States
- Prescription Required
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Prolixin Drug Information
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Fluphenazine Hydrochloride Drug Information
Prolixin is used to treat symptoms of a certain type of mental/mood condition (schizophrenia). Fluphenazine belongs to a class of medications called phenothiazines and is also referred to as a neuroleptic. It works by affecting the balance of natural chemicals (neurotransmitters) in the brain. Some of the benefits of continued use of Prolixin include reduced episodes of hallucinations, delusions, or bizarre behaviors that occur in patients with schizophrenia. Prolixin is not recommended for use in children under 12 years of age. Also, it should not be used to manage behavioral problems in patients with mental retardation.
There may be a slightly increased risk of serious, possibly fatal side effects (such as heart failure, fast/irregular heartbeat, pneumonia) when Prolixin is used by older adults with dementia. Prolixin is not approved for the treatment of dementia-related behavior problems. Discuss the risks and benefits of Prolixin, as well as other effective and possibly safer treatments for dementia-related behavior problems, with the doctor.
How to Use Prolixin
Take with food or milk if stomach upset occurs unless directed otherwise by your doctor. Prolixin must be taken as prescribed. Do not stop taking Prolixin suddenly without consulting your doctor. Some conditions may worsen if the medication is suddenly stopped. Use Prolixin regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. Remember to use Prolixin at the same time(s) each day. Dosage of Prolixin is based on your age, medical condition, and response to therapy. It may take up to two weeks for the full benefit of Prolixin to take effect. Inform your doctor if your condition does not improve or worsens.
Before taking fluphenazine, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other phenothiazines (such as chlorpromazine, perphenazine); or if you have any other allergies. Prolixin may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Before using Prolixin, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history,brain damage, nervous system problems (such as CNS depression, cerebrovascular insufficiency, brain tumors, encephalitis, encephalopathy), blood problems (such as leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, agranulocytosis), liver problems, breast cancer, eye problems (such as glaucoma), heart problems (such as very high or very low blood pressure, mitral valve insufficiency), kidney problems, certain types of tumors (pheochromocytoma), seizures, exposure to phosphorus insecticides, chronic breathing problems (such as asthma, emphysema, frequent infections), low blood calcium, enlarged prostate, drug or alcohol dependency, Reye's syndrome, dehydration. Before having surgery or any diagnostic testing, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). Prolixin may make you dizzy or drowsy or blur your vision. Alcohol or marijuana (cannabis) can make you more dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs alertness or clear vision until you can do it safely. Avoid alcoholic beverages. Talk to your doctor if you are using marijuana (cannabis). Prolixin may make you more sensitive to the sun. Limit your time in the sun. Avoid tanning booths and sunlamps. Use sunscreen and wear protective clothing when outdoors. Tell your doctor right away if you get sunburned or have skin blisters/redness. Prolixin may make you sweat less, making you more likely to get heat stroke. Avoid doing things that may cause you to overheat, such as hard work or exercise in hot weather, or using hot tubs. When the weather is hot, drink a lot of fluids and dress lightly. If you overheat, quickly look for a place to cool down and rest. Get medical help right away if you have a fever that does not go away, mental/mood changes, headache, or dizziness. Avoid being exposed to very cold temperatures (such as swimming in cold water). Severe lowering of your body temperature may occur. Children may be more sensitive to the side effects of Prolixin, especially the side effect of uncontrolled movements. This is especially true if the child is sick (such as has chickenpox, measles, stomach flu). Older adults may be more sensitive to the side effects of Prolixin, especially to facial or muscle twitching, muscle spasms/stiffness, uncontrolled movements (tardive dyskinesia), drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness, confusion, and possible effects on blood pressure. Drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness, and confusion can increase the risk of falling. During pregnancy, Prolixin should be used only when clearly needed. Liver problems or birth defects may occur in infants exposed to this type of medication in the womb. Tell the doctor right away if you notice yellowing of the eyes/skin or dark urine in your infant. Babies born to mothers who have used Prolixin during the last 3 months of pregnancy may rarely develop symptoms including muscle stiffness or shakiness, drowsiness, feeding/breathing difficulties, or constant crying. If you notice any of these symptoms in your newborn especially during their first month, tell the doctor right away. Since untreated mental/mood problems (such as schizophrenia) can be a serious condition, do not stop taking Prolixin unless directed by your doctor. If you are planning pregnancy, become pregnant, or think you may be pregnant, immediately discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using Prolixin during pregnancy. It is unknown if Prolixin passes into breast milk. However, similar drugs pass into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
take as soon as remembered unless it is almost time for the next dose. In that case, skip the missed dose. Take your next dose at the regular time.take as soon as possible if it is within an hour or so of the missed dose. If not remembered within an hour, skip the missed dose. Take your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.
Your healthcare professionals (such as your doctor or pharmacist) may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first. Before using Prolixin, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use,anticholinergics (e.g., atropine), dopamine agonists (e.g., cabergoline, levodopa, pergolide), guanadrel, guanethidine, lithium. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking other products that cause drowsiness such as opioid pain or cough relievers (such as codeine, hydrocodone), alcohol, marijuana (cannabis), drugs for sleep or anxiety (such as alprazolam, lorazepam, zolpidem), muscle relaxants (such as carisoprodol, cyclobenzaprine), or antihistamines (such as cetirizine, diphenhydramine). Check the labels on all your medicines (such as allergy or cough-and-cold products) because they may contain ingredients that cause drowsiness. Ask your pharmacist about using those products safely. Prolixin may interfere with certain laboratory tests (pregnancy test, phenylketonuria test, some urine tests). Make sure laboratory personnel and your doctors know you use Prolixin. This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using Prolixin, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.
Prolixin Side Effects
What are Prolixin side effects?
Side effects are physical, mental or emotional symptoms which occur in addition to or outside of the desired effect of a therapeutic treatment such as an over-the-counter or prescribed drug or medication. Side effects from Prolixin may occur at the beginning or at the end of treatment and may also depend on the length of time an individual remains on the treatment. Side effects, also known as adverse effects, are generally more likely to occur when starting treatment. Individuals may also experience side effects from Prolixin as a result of an interaction with other medications.
Side Effects of Prolixin
The side effects of Prolixin may vary in number and intensity for many different reasons. Factors such as age, weight, gender and ethnicity may influence the side effects of Prolixin. Also, an individual’s state of general physical health and seriousness of the disease or illness as well as an increase or decrease in dosage may lead to side effects. Further, side effects from Prolixin may also occur as a result of an interaction with certain herbal supplements, foods or drinks.
Prescription drug side effects can be serious and may cause patients to stop the treatment. However, when side effects from the use of a prescription drug, such as Prolixin, do occur a patient should consult their physician. A physician may prescribe an additional treatment in order to control the symptoms or an adjustment in the dosage may be made. In addition, changes to diet, exercise or other lifestyle activities may help to lessen the side effects of Prolixin.
By understanding side effects and the factors which may influence the occurrence of side effects patients are empowered to take an active role in their care. Patients who have specific questions about the side effects of Prolixin, or any other medication, should contact their physician. General information about Prolixin and the side effects associated with Prolixin are described in the following:
Common Prolixin Side Effects
- tardive dyskinesia
- extrapyramidal disease
- pigmentary retinopathy
- blurred vision
- orthostatic hypotension
- nasal congestion
- decreased sweating
Less Frequent Prolixin Side Effects
- skin photosensitivity
- contact dermatitis
- abnormal sexual function
- galactorrhea not associated with childbirth
- breast engorgement
- irregular menstrual periods
- weight gain
Rare or Very Rare Prolixin Side Effects
- neuroleptic malignant syndrome
- visual changes
- torsades de pointes
- prolonged QT interval
- obstructive hyperbilirubinemia
- seizure disorder
- heat stroke
- neutropenic disorder
Store at room temperature between 59-86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Do not freeze. Keep tightly closed. Keep all medicines away from children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard Prolixin when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.
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