What is Fluphenazine?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Prolixin Permitil

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Fluphenazine is in the class of typical antipsychotic drugs. It is a potent drug used for the treatment of psychoses such as schizophrenia and acute manic phases of bipolar disorder.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Bipolar disorder 6 4
Paranoia 3 3
Emotional lability 2 2
Hallucinations 2 2
Cognitive impairment 1 0
Difficulty thinking 1 2

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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
Severe 1
Moderate 2
Mild 1
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Fluphenazine

Side effect Patients
Tardive dyskinesia 2
Akinesia 1
Involuntary muscle movements 1
Muscle twitching (fasciculations) 1
Nausea 1
Stiffness/spasticity 1

Show all 9 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Fluphenazine

Dosage Patients
2.5 mg daily 1
75 mg every other week 1
20 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Fluphenazine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 3
Did not seem to work 2
Other 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 6 patients who've stopped taking Fluphenazine

Duration

Currently taking Fluphenazine

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Fluphenazine

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

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Fluphenazine after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Haloperidol (Haldol) 2
Thioridazine 2
Amitriptyline-Perphenazine (Triavil) 1
Thiothixene (Navane) 1

Patients stopped taking Fluphenazine and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Doxepin (Sinequan) 1
Perphenazine (Trilafon) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Fluphenazine.