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Composition for FLUPEZ


food interaction for FLUPEZ

alcohol interaction for FLUPEZ

pregnancy interaction for FLUPEZ

lactation interaction for FLUPEZ

It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
It may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
It may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The potential benefits may outweigh the risks. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.




Flupez injection is used for the treatment of chronic schizophrenia (a psychiatric disorder with symptoms of emotional instability, detachment from reality, often associated with delusions and hallucinations, and withdrawal into the self often requiring prolonged therapy) and in certain other psychotic disorders such as mania and psychoses.

How it works

Flupez injection belongs to the class of antipsychotic drugs called phenothiazines. It acts by decreasing the activity of certain chemicals in the brain which are responsible for symptoms of schizophrenia, thereby reducing abnormal excitement in brain.

Common side effects

Agranulocytosis (deficiency of granulocytes in the blood), Blurred distance vision, Bradycardia, Decreased libido, Dizziness, Impotence, Movement disorder, Restlessness, Sedation, Skin pigmentation, Tardive dyskinesia


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Expert advice for FLUPEZ

  • Do not take fluphenazine when you are under the influence of alcohol or any sleep-inducing, cough and/ or allergy medication.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery after taking fluphenazine as it may cause dizziness and movement disorder.
  • Consult your doctor before you take fluphenazine in case you have past or family history of disorder of abnormal heartbeat, blood clotting disorders, thyroid disorders, severe breathing problems, fits (epilepsy), brain damage, Parkinson’s disease, glaucoma (increased pressure inside the eyes that causes blurred vision), enlarged prostate gland (i.e. if you have trouble passing urine).
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to get pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Do not take if allergic to fluphenazine or any of its ingredients.
  • Do not give to Patients who are in unconscious state (coma) or severe depressed state.
  • Do not take if Patient have history of stroke, severe heart problem, cerebral atherosclerosis (brain damage due to hardening and narrowing of arteries supplying blood to the brain), liver damage, blood dyscrasias (abnormal formation, function and quality of blood cells).
  • Consult your doctor if patient is Pregnant and breastfeeding women.

Frequently asked questions for FLUPEZ


Q. Is fluphenazine a narcotic or benzodiazepine and cause addiction?
No, fluphenazine is neither a narcotic nor a benzodiazepine class of drug. It is an antipsychotic drug and it does not have any addiction potential.
Q. Is fluphenazine FDA approved/ a controlled substance?
Yes. Fluphenazine is approved by FDA and it is not a controlled substance.
Q. Does fluphenazine has side effects such as weight gain and depression?
Fluphenazine causes weight gain but not depression.   


Content on this page was last updated on 20 October, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)