Fluphenazine ( Permitil, Prolixin, Prolixin Decanoate, Prolixin Enanthate ) is an anti psychotic drug of high-potency. Used in the treatment of disorganized and psychotic thinking. Also used to help treat false perceptions (e.g. hallucinations or delusions.) Fluphenazine has more movement side effects then other antipsychotics but is less sedating.
Antacids containing aluminum or magnesium should not be taken one hour before taking this drug and never right after.Only take this drug and Heterocyclic antidepressants with careful monitoring. Also check with your physician if you are taking central nervous system depressants like antihistamines, hay fever medicines, sedatives, narcotics, anesthetics, barbiturates or muscle relaxants. Also check with your physician if you are taking a vasodilator ( drug that dilate blood vessels. )
Do not smoke and take this drug.
The habit-forming potential is none, but long term use may lead to Tardive Dyskinesia.
Do not take this drug if you are pregnant ( Only take if the mother's or baby's life is endangered ).
Do not take this drug if planning to become pregnant.
Do not take if you are breast-feeding.
Do not give this drug to children.
Only use drug in small doses at first if over sixty and with close monitoring. Also if over sixty be careful when standing up because blood pressure may be lowered enough to impair balance.
Do not use if: You had negative reactions to this drug or any phenothiazine in the past.
Inform your Doctor if:
Fluphenazine ( Symptoms or Effects )
Common: Lethargy / sleepiness, low blood pressure, dry mouth, blurred vision, constipation, weight gain, difficulty urinating or stiffness.
Rare: Dizziness, racing heartbeat / palpitations, weakness, sexual problems, restlessness, skin rash, seizures, low white blood cell count, tremors, reduced urinary output or involuntary facial / tongue movements.
See physician always: Low blood pressure, dizziness, racing heartbeat / palpitations, weakness, sexual problems, restlessness, skin rash, stiffness, seizures, low white blood cell count, tremors, reduced urinary output, difficulty urinating or involuntary facial / tongue movements.
See physician if severe: Lethargy / sleepiness, dry mouth, blurred vision, constipation or weight gain.
See physician NOW: Reduced urinary output or low white blood cell count.
Stop taking and see physician NOW: Seizures.