Fluphenazine Decanoate 25 mg
This medication is a long-acting fluphenazine that is used to treat certain mental/emotional issues (chronic schizophrenia). Fluphenazine decanoate is typically used in patients who have responded well to short-acting fluphenazine doses and may benefit from long-term (maintenance) treatment with less frequent dosing. Fluphenazine is a neuroleptic that belongs to the class of medications known as phenothiazines. It works by affecting the balance of natural chemicals in the brain (neurotransmitters). Some of the advantages of continuing to use this medication include fewer episodes of hallucinations, delusions, or bizarre behavior in schizophrenia patients. This product does not work immediately. It may take up to 4 days to notice an effect from this drug.
How to use
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to fluphenazine decanoate or any other phenothiazines (such as chlorpromazine or perphenazine), or if you have any other allergies. Inactive ingredients (such as sesame oil and benzyl alcohol) in this product may cause allergic reactions or other problems. For more information, consult your pharmacist.
Before taking this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist about your medical history, especially if you have: brain damage, nervous system problems (such as CNS depression, cerebrovascular insufficiency, brain tumours, encephalitis, encephalopathy), blood problems (such as leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, agranulocytosis), liver problems, breast cancer, eye problems (such as glaucoma), heart problems, kidney problems, certain types of tumors.
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