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 11 8
Anxious mood 8 4
Bipolar rapid cycling 5 5
Bipolar II disorder 3 4
Post-traumatic stress disorder 3 1
Insomnia 2 2

Show all 15 reasons taken


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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 3
Moderate 5
Mild 0
None 6

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Perphenazine

Side effect Patients
Weight gain 3
Acid reflux 1
Anxious mood 1
Disoriented sense of time 1
Easily frustrated 1
Eye Tics 1

Show all 16 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Perphenazine

Dosage Patients
2 mg twice daily 3
2 mg daily 1
4 mg twice daily 1
8 mg daily 1
8 mg twice daily 1
8 mg three times daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Perphenazine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 6
Side effects too severe 6
Did not seem to work 3
Course of treatment ended 2
Other 1
See all 13 patients who've stopped taking Perphenazine

Duration

Currently taking Perphenazine

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 4
1 - 2 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Perphenazine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 6
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 1
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 14
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 8
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 4
Not specified 9

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Perphenazine after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Aripiprazole (Abilify) 1
Risperidone (Risperdal) 1

Patients stopped taking Perphenazine and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Ziprasidone (Geodon) 1
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1 patient evaluation for Perphenazine

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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