What is Trilafon?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Perphenazine

This is a brand of perphenazine, a medication for schizophrenia.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Bipolar rapid cycling 4 5
Bipolar disorder 3 4
Anxious mood 1 0
Bipolar I disorder 1 0
Bipolar II disorder 1 4
Bipolar mixed episodes 1 0

Show all 11 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 0
Moderate 4
Mild 0
None 3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Trilafon

Side effect Patients
Weight gain 3
Disoriented sense of time 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Trilafon

Dosage Patients
1 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Trilafon

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 4
Doctor's advice 3
Course of treatment ended 2
Did not seem to work 2
Other 1
Personal research 1
See all 8 patients who've stopped taking Trilafon

Duration

Currently taking Trilafon

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Trilafon

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 7
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 5
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 6

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Trilafon after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Aripiprazole (Abilify) 1
Fluphenazine (Prolixin) 1
Valproate Sodium (Epilim) 1
Last updated:

1 patient evaluation for Trilafon

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

  • 0 helpful marks
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