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Fludecan (Fluphenazine) Drug Price and Information

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


Generic : Fluphenazine
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    Drug Name : Fluphenazine

    Fluphenazine(Prolixin Decanoate) generic Fludecan is a tranquilizer, prescribed for mental retardation. It belongs to the piperazine class of phenothiazines.
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    Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017

    Medical condition(s) for which Fludecan may be prescribed

    Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

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

    Side effects of Fludecan

    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.

    How to use Fludecan?

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

    When Should Fludecan not be taken? (Contraindications)

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


    Warnings and Precautions for Fludecan

    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.

    Other Precautions for Fludecan

    Avoid alcohol consumption.

    Storage Conditions for Fludecan

    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.

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