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Composition FOR FLUPEZ

Fluphenazine(NA)

food interaction for FLUPEZ

alcohol interaction for FLUPEZ

pregnancy interaction for FLUPEZ

lactation interaction for FLUPEZ

medicine interaction for FLUPEZ

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
medicine
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Flupez injection at a fixed time.
Flupez injection may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Flupez injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
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  • SALT INFORMATION FOR FLUPEZ

    Fluphenazine(NA)

    Uses

    Flupez injection is used in the treatment of schizophrenia (mental disorder in which patient interpret reality abnormally)

    How it works

    Flupez injection works by blocking the action of dopamine, a chemical messenger in the brain that affects the thoughts and moods.

    Common side effects

    Dystonia, Weight gain, Sleepiness, Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing), Akathisia, Dry mouth, Constipation, Abnormality of voluntary movements, Parkinsonism

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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

    Fluphenazine

    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.

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    Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)