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    Information about Fluphenazine

    Fluphenazine uses

    Fluphenazine is used in the treatment of schizophrenia.

    How fluphenazine works

    Fluphenazine is a typical antipsychotic. It works by blocking the action of dopamine, a chemical messenger in the brain that affects thoughts and mood.

    Common side effects of fluphenazine

    Sleepiness, Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing), Dryness in mouth, Abnormality of voluntary movements, Weight gain, Increased prolactin level in blood, Urinary retention, Constipation, Muscle rigidity, Tremor
    Content Details
    Written By
    Dr. Swati Mishra
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Varun Gupta
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    16 Oct 2019 | 01:30 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Fluphenazine

    • It makes you feel sleepy. Do not drive or do anything requiring mental focus until you know how it affects you. 
    • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

    Frequently asked questions for 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.

    Content on this page was last updated on 16 October, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)