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Trifluoperazine

Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: December 20, 2019

Trifluoperazine is a phenothiazine. It is used for treating all kinds of mental and mood disorders such as schizophrenia and anxiety. It can also reduce aggression and hallucinations.

Before using this medication notify your doctor if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient contained within it
  • you have blood, heart, liver, bone marrow disorders
  • you are alcoholic or suffer from alcohol withdrawal
  • you are already taking any prescription or non-prescription drugs
  • you have asthma or lung infection, Parkinson or Alzheimer's diseases, dementia or diabetes
  • you have a history of cancer
  • you are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant or are breast-feeding a baby

The dosage should be prescribed by the doctor based on your medical history and condition. The usual dose prescribed for adults is about 2-5 mg orally twice a day for treating Schizophrenia and 1-2 mg orally twice for treating anxiety.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Neurologist before using this medicine.

The medication can treat the below provided problems:

  • Hypersensitivity

A patient can suffer from the following side effects:

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    This medication may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    This medication may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    Do not drive or use machines when you first start to take this medicine until you are certain that you are not getting these side effects.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    There is no data available. Please consult a doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult a doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Below is the list of medicines, which contains Trifluoperazine as ingredient

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This medication obstructs within the brain the postsynaptic mesolimbic dopaminergic D1 as well as D2 receptors. It slows down the release of hypophyseal and hypothalamic hormones. It is also observed to reduce the activity of the reticular activating system.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Medicine

    This medication interacts with the following medication which include CNS depressants, antihypertensives, anticholinergics or antidepressants.

Ques: What is Trifluoperazine?

Ans: This medication is a phenothiazine. It is used for treating all kinds of mental and mood disorders such as schizophrenia and anxiety. It can also reduce aggression and hallucinations.

Ques: How long do I need to use Trifluoperazine before I see improvement in my condition?

Ans: This medication is to be taken till the time you see an improvement in your health conditions.

Ques: At what frequency do I need to use Trifluoperazine?

Ans: The usual dose prescribed for adults is about 2-5 mg orally twice a day for treating Schizophrenia and 1-2 mg orally twice for treating anxiety.

Ques: Should I use Trifluoperazine empty stomach, before food or after food?

Ans: This medication should be taken after food in a prescribed dosage.

Ques: What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Trifluoperazine?

Ans: This medication should be kept in a cool dry place and in its original packaging. Make sure this medication remains unreachable to children and pets.
Disclaimer: The information produced here is best of our knowledge and experience and we have tried our best to make it as accurate and up-to-date as possible, but we would like to request that it should not be treated as a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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