Fluphenazine - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions


Information about Fluphenazine

Generic Name : Fluphenazine
Up-to-date prescription details regarding Fluphenazine are provided here.

Pronunciation : floo fen' a zeen

Learn the correct pronunciation of the Fluphenazine, understand it's uses, recommended dosages, its indications, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its and its storage instructions.
You will also find a list of the medication's International and Indian brand or trade names, as well as its pricing information. For verification of the information presented on this page or for additional clarifications, it's advisable to consult your doctor.

ICD Code : Y49.5 Therapeutic Classification : Psychotherapeutics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Fluphenazine

India :

International :

Prolixin Decanoate

Why is Fluphenazine Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a tranquilizer, prescribed for mental retardation. It belongs to the piperazine class of phenothiazines.

When should Fluphenazine not be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with blood dyscrasias, brain damage, who are taking hypnotics medications, bone marrow depression, mental depression and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Fluphenazine?

Adult- The recommended dose range is 2.5 to 10 mg per day.

How should Fluphenazine be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take mouth, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Fluphenazine?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of increased eye pressure, enlarged prostate, difficulty in urinating, seizures, overactive thyroid, liver, kidney or heart disease, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

• It may cause drowsiness, dizziness or blurred vision, do not drive a car or operate machinery and get up slowly from bed while taking this medication.

• Avoid becoming overheated in hot weather; otherwise it may cause heatstroke.

• Avoid exposure to sunlight; otherwise it may cause sunburn.

• Some patients may develop with involuntary muscle movements and neuroleptic malignant syndrome; if it is so consult with your doctor.

• Monitor liver and kidney functions, complete blood cell counts regularly while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Fluphenazine?

Central Nervous System - Incoordination, involuntary movement, restlessness, poor eyeball movement, tremors and rigidity.
Heart - Low/high blood pressure.
Gastrointestinal - Dry mouth, constipation, nausea, vomiting and loss of appetite.
Eye - Blurred vision and increased eye pressure.
Metabolic - Breast enlargement in male, menstrual irregularities, weight change and impotence.
Liver - Jaundice.
Allergic Reactions - Blisters, rash, hives, itching, difficulty in breathing or swallowing, swelling of the eyes, face, mouth, lips, tongue, throat, arms, hands, feet, ankles or lower legs.

What are the other precautions for Fluphenazine?

Avoid alcohol consumption.

What are the storage conditions for Fluphenazine?

Store it at room temperature, and in an airtight container. Keep away from children.

Schedule : H
Prescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.