Fluphenazine Oral Solution 2.5Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Fluphenazine: Oral solution (2.5mg)

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What is this Medicine?

FLUPHENAZINE (floo FEN a zeen) helps to treat disordered thoughts and some other emotional, nervous, and mental problems.

Similar Brand Name Drugs : Prolixin: Oral solution (2.5mg)
In-Depth Information
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Fluphenazine Hydrochloride 2.5mg/5ml Elixir

NDC: 001210654
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Schizophrenia

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Agitation

Storage Information
Store at controlled room temperature (between 68 and 77 degrees F)
Protect from freezing
Fluphenazine Hydrochloride 2.5mg/5ml Elixir

Reported Side Effects for Fluphenazine Hydrochloride 2.5mg/5ml Elixir

Convulsions Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Bowel Obstruction Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Low Blood Pressure Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Yellow Skin Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Headache Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Drowsiness Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Constipation Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Lightheadedness Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Dystonic Reaction Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Dry Mouth Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Restlessness Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Pseudoparkinsonism Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Weight Gain Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Fluphenazine Hydrochloride 2.5mg/5ml Elixir

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Major Lifestyle Interaction
Alcohol and Fluphenazine Hydrochloride 2.5mg/5ml Elixir(Fluphenazine Hydrochloride)
Alcohol and CNS Depressants(Fluphenazine Hydrochloride)
Avoid alcohol-containing drinks while taking this medicine. Using this drug along with alcohol can lead to serious side effects. You may feel drowsy or more tired when taking these drugs together. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how this drug affects you, and especially if you are drinking alcohol-containing beverages. If you notice slurred speech, confusion, severe weakness, or difficulty breathing, contact your health care provider immediately.
Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Tobacco and Fluphenazine Hydrochloride 2.5mg/5ml Elixir(Fluphenazine Hydrochloride)
Tobacco and Phenothiazines(Fluphenazine Hydrochloride)
Tobacco smoking may reduce the effectiveness of this drug in treating your condition; Tobacco smoke contains substances that speed the removal of this drug from the body. Alternatively, if you take this drug and suddenly stop Tobacco smoking, you may feel more drowsy or tired, or may experience confusion, dizziness, difficulty in movement or other side effects. If you will stop smoking, use care in driving or operating machinery until you know how this drug will affect you. Make sure your prescriber is aware that you smoke Tobacco or if you plan to stop smoking. Report any unusual side effects promptly.
Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Marijuana and Fluphenazine Hydrochloride 2.5mg/5ml Elixir(Fluphenazine Hydrochloride)
Marijuana and Antipsychotics(Fluphenazine Hydrochloride)
Marijuana smoke may decrease the effectiveness of Antipsychotics by increasing the elimination of Antipsychotic medications from the body. If you smoke Marijuana, Medical, notify your prescriber if you experience changes in mood (like agitation or hearing or seeing things that are not really there) that may indicate your Antipsychotic medication is not working as well for you. If you suddenly stop smoking Marijuana, Medical, this may increase the actions of Antipsychotics; notify your prescriber if you notice increased drowsiness, dizziness or other unusual side effects.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

SECOND Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

THIRD Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

Lactation

Caution - Not enough information is available to rule out harm to infants when this drug is taken by nursing mothers.


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