What is Perphenazine?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Trilafon

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Perphenazine is an antiemetic and an antipsychotic agent. It is used for the treatment of schizophrenia and severe nausea and vomiting.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Bipolar disorder 12 7
Anxious mood 9 3
Bipolar rapid cycling 8 5
Schizoaffective disorder 4 1
Bipolar II disorder 3 4
Post-traumatic stress disorder 3 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 2
Moderate 6
Mild 0
None 8

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Perphenazine

Side effect Patients Percentage
Weight gain 4
Anxious mood 1
Derealization 1
Disoriented sense of time 1
Dizziness 1
Dry mouth 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Perphenazine

Dosage Patients Percentage
8 mg daily 2
1 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Perphenazine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Doctor's advice 7
Side effects too severe 7
Did not seem to work 4
Course of treatment ended 3
Other 1
Personal research 1
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Duration

Currently taking Perphenazine

Duration Patients Percentage
2 - 5 years 1
10 years or more 2

Stopped taking Perphenazine

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 6 months 5
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 2
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 15
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 4
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 9
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 4
Not specified 11

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Perphenazine after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Aripiprazole (Abilify) 1
Fluphenazine (Prolixin) 1
Olanzapine (Zyprexa) 1
Paliperidone (Invega) 1
Quetiapine (Seroquel) 1

Show all 8 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Perphenazine and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Olanzapine (Zyprexa) 1
Ziprasidone (Geodon) 1
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2 patient evaluations for Perphenazine

Mar 14, 2018 (Started Feb 15, 2018)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for delusions)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (dizziness, derealization)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The only antipsychotic medication that I was able to take, they told me it was older than the others and it was made in a different way so that may be the reason. It also helped my allergy because it has antihistamine but the side effects were too severe (disorientation and derealisation most part of the day)

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Apr 20, 2008 (Started Mar 29, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Other)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for bipolar rapid cycling)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 8 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This medication was completely ineffective for me.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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